Basics Textile Design 01: Sourcing Ideas
Researching Colour, Surface, Structure, Texture and Pattern
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The logical structure of the book enables readers to dip in and out with ease; case studies and interviews with successful contemporary designers give guidelines and encouragement for aspiring designers; thought-provoking quotes and exercises, and above all the huge selection of images, provide the stimulation that will get you reaching for your sketchbook immediately.
How to get the most out of this book. Introduction. What is textile design?: What does a textile designer do?; What are the occupations?; Case study - Reiko Sudo; Interview - Donna Wilson. Research for textiles: What do designers research?; What is primary research?; What is secondary research?; Case study - Becky Earley; Interview - J.R. Campbell. The toolkit: Tools for primary research; Tools for secondary research; Case study - Maggie Orth; Interview - Linda Florence. Planning research: Design briefs; Generating a theme; Methods to explore the theme; Case study - Manish Arora; Interview - Johanna Basford. Observation and analysis: Colour; Surface; Structure; Texture; Pattern; Case study - Yinka Shonibare; Interview - Tim Gresham. Techniques for observational drawing: Drawing techniques; Mixed media; Scale and dimensions; Case study - Missoni; Interview - James Donald. Appendix - How to present your research: Visual presentation; CAD presentation; Verbal presentation. Conclusion. Glossary. Useful resources. Index. Acknowledgements. Working with ethics.
Ideas sourcing is the foundation from which all textile design begins, and this book provides readers with a thorough understanding of observation and analysis techniques