Explores the fabric design process, from finding inspiration, to how to design a pattern and different printing methods to establishing and developing a fabric collection, and approaching a manufacturer.
Follows the process of designing and printing textile patterns, from sourcing ideas to the final creation. Topics include advice on generating ideas and expressing them visually; a cultural and historical background to surface-pattern design; experimental methods of working from paper onto fabric; and practical details on fabrics, equipment, and techniques for dying and printing.
Guides the reader through fabric types, dye recipes and traditional and new techniques. Exploring patterning options with the help of detailed photography, this book enables the reader to work through any one of the over 30 techniques.
A guide to getting started with design and colour basics to creating repeat patterns, screen-printing tips. Also includes advice on using both traditional and new digital design and production techniques. Available as an eBook
Working from a flat piece of cloth and a threaded needle, Wolff categorizes all major dimensional techniques -- gathering, pleating, tucking, shirring, and quilting woven materials -- shows how they are related, and gives examples of variations both traditional and modern.