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Textile Design: The Complete Guide to Printed Textiles for Apparel and Home Furnishings Paperback – September 1, 1997


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Watson-Guptill (September 1, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0823053261
  • ISBN-13: 978-0823053261
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.3 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,383,717 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Angel Lee HALL OF FAME on September 5, 2001
Format: Paperback
This is a great book that shows you how to create unique textile patterns. It geared for those who have an interest in fabric design, and takes the process from original artwork creation through printing for mass production.
The book starts with a brief history and information on the business of textile design. Next it covers tools and supplies as well as where to find reference materials. Over twenty design styles are then explored including floral, patchwork, damask, conversational, chintz, landscape, geometric, ethnic and art deco to name a few.
Methods of design and layout follow. There are no projects, but rather step-by-step guidelines to creating any pattern, including types such as all-over, free-flowing, border, landscape and stripe. Working with color is also discussed. This includes using a color chart, mixing and matching colors, making colored grounds and painting a blotch. Then in preparation for printing you are shown how to put almost any type of design in repeat.
The basics of several design techniques are covered as well. Some include batik, bleaching, flower shading, spattering, India ink woodblock, and photocopy techniques.
The book wraps up with a discussion of the role of computers in textile design and an explanation of the printing process. This is a nice cross between an art book and a textbook with great color photo examples throughout and sound technical instruction.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By 2crazy4books2 on May 15, 2009
Format: Paperback
Textile Design

Carol Joyce

(1993)

For fashion and interior designers, artists, and students, here is the most comprehensive guide to the most enduring and functional of the decorative arts. A textile design begins on paper and ends printed on cloth. Every step in that process is covered in this volume: choosing and using art supplies; adapting a design to a repeat pattern; painting separate colorways; creating shading, stippling, batik, and other textural effects. Printing methods, helpful career tips, and a sumptuous array of traditional and contemporary textile designs are included.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By GL Textiles on March 23, 2009
Format: Hardcover
I can highly recomend this book especially for anyone who study textile and pattern design.
Great information clearly represented.

I bought the book used and in comes in great condition , looked like new.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Eagleyes on November 18, 2011
Format: Paperback
This book was current in it's day, more than 30 years ago. But other than the guidelines for visual research, which is standard practice in Design school today, along with understanding how repeats work, save your money for a book that let's you design in Adobe Illustrator or Adobe Photoshop. It has a method of transferring parts of design using a rice paper that is hard to find today, and the industry is different with samples being printed on wide format inkjet before being put into production.
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By Jerilynn on September 25, 2014
Format: Hardcover
AWESOME!!! I just put it on repeat and imerse myself in her voice!!!
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