Textiles: A Handbook for Designers

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Practical information usually gained only through years of work experience and word of mouth is presented in this handbook for textile designers, students, interior designers and others who use textiles in their work.Textiles: A Handbook for Designers is a thorough study of the textile industry and the design processes and techniques used by professionals. With an overview of the textile industry and a thorough explanation of the designer's role, the text encourages adaptation of any design expertise into the ...

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Overview

Practical information usually gained only through years of work experience and word of mouth is presented in this handbook for textile designers, students, interior designers and others who use textiles in their work.Textiles: A Handbook for Designers is a thorough study of the textile industry and the design processes and techniques used by professionals. With an overview of the textile industry and a thorough explanation of the designer's role, the text encourages adaptation of any design expertise into the processes, techniques, and formats characteristic of the textile industry.Textiles is a compilation of information obtained from many different designers. Because each designer may work for years within only one segment of the market, this comprehensive view of studio practices throughout the industry should be meaningful even to practicing professionals. An indispensable reference work for artists who aspire to work with textile design as well as for professionals in the textile industry and related fields of interior and apparel design, the revised edition of Textiles covers the most recent developments as well as traditional practices.

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A text/reference for artists with a strong background in basic design and color principles, on the textile industry as a market for their creative work. With an overview of the industry and an explanation of the designer's role, the text encourages adaptation of design expertise into the processes, techniques, and formats characteristic of the industry. This edition (first was 1986) is updated to cover recent developments including computer technology. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393730036
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/28/1995
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,155,532
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Marypaul Yates, is principal of Yates Design Inc., which provides marketing, design, and color services to the interior furnishings field. She has pioneered innovative materials and environmentally intelligent business models, creating private label and signature fabric and furniture collections for extensive and diverse clients. She has taught at Parsons School of Design, Fashion Institute of Technology, and Hunter College. She authored Textiles: A Handbook for Designers and Fabrics: A Guide for Interior Designers and Architects.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
1 The Textile Industry 3
2 Materials 20
3 Types of Printed Textile Designs
4 The Process of Designing Printed Fabriic 63
5 Rendering Techniques for Printed Designs 75
6 Textile-Printing Methods 94
7 The Process of Designin Woven Fabric 105
8 Color Considerations in Textile Design 133
9 Techniques for Repeats 139
10 Mill Styling 147
11 Presentation of Designs 151
12 Professinal Practices 155
13 Green Design 160
Glossary 163
Bibliography 169
Index 171
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2009

    Good Resource in a limited field of books

    This book describes processes related to the manufacturer of fabric. There simply is not another book easily available that addresses the topics this book covers. If it was hardcover this book would of been much for expensive - so to the publisher I commend them for keeping the book affordable in a paperback edition. Useful for interior designers, scientists, furniture restorers in essence anyone with an interest in fabrics.

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