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Basics Textile Design 01: Sourcing Ideas: Researching Colour, Surface, Structure, Texture and Pattern Paperback – 12 Mar 2012
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'The concepts, sentences and ideas were very clear and written in a student friendly way ... very good illustrations which are very appropriate and quite exciting. The case studies and interviews are excellent, giving students a broad look at the different aspects of textiles, also some really good quotes. One particular strength is the fact that the authors and interviewees all continually reiterate the value of drawing and solid research ... I did feel like picking up my sketchbook and starting to draw many times whilst reading.' -- Tom Embleton Northbrook College, UK
'Useful and inspirational guide to textile design, outlining the importance of primary research as the key important first stage of the design process. Targeted well for first year students to introduce them to the fundamentals of sourcing and utilising visual information, through years two and three as visual and mental prompts and reminders of the value of developing wide ranging research techniques. The practical exercises are also useful in allowing students to evaluate their progress and the visuals provide the necessary stimulus to encourage more mixed media sketchbook work, always welcome. All in all an inspirational workbook.' -- Sue Riley Basingstoke College of Technology, UK
'As a textile tutor I found this book extremely relevant. I am often asked by students for books I would recommend and until this came along, sadly there was nothing. This is an amazing teaching tool and for the first time I now have a remarkable book which clearly explains the process of how to research for textile print. By including information on where to look, how to start a sketchbook and how professional designers use sketchbooks to start, the designing process is made clear and concise.' --Dominique L'olive Central Saint Martins, UK
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AVA Academia's Basics Textile Design titles are designed to provide visual arts students with a theoretical and practical exploration of each of the fundamental topics within the discipline of textile design. Packed with examples from students and professionals and fully illustrated with clear diagrams and inspiring imagery, they offer an essential exploration of the subject.An understanding of research methods and techniques for textile design is fundamental in order to produce inspirational textile outcomes. Research is the keystone on which all design begins and the depth and quality of your research will be an essential factor in the overall success of your design work. It is where your creative journey starts and it informs the decisions you make throughout the design process. Basics Textile Design: Sourcing Ideas will introduce you to the core concepts and techniques in order to help you achieve the most from your designs.See all Product description
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We have included it on the recommended reading list for the first year students of our BA (Hons) Contemporary Textiles course at Shetland College UHI, and are encouraging all art students who need to lively up their visual studies to read it.
The authors encourage an expansive approach to visual research and I particularly like the inclusion of inspirational quotes, for example from Edward de Bono "it is better to have enough ideas for some of them to be wrong, than to be always right by having no ideas at all". (pg. 75)
The book promotes the use of a diverse range of sources for information gathering in conjunction with the internet, understanding "it is the textile designer's ability to seek out design potential from everyday surroundings that makes them special" (pg40). When the book is re printed it would be good to see a cautionary note added on the importance of accurate referencing of images and information from the internet and books, a requirement that students often ignore.
The authors have taken care to include a broad range of practitioners which represent the expanded roles within textile and surface pattern design today, from the freelance illustrator Joanna Baseford to artist Yinko Shonibare whose intelligent use of textiles to symbolise cultural, racial and sociological meaning creates works with richness and depth.Read more ›
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Excellent book if you need it but perhaps a little much for a casual interest in textiles. An academic textbook for those doing textile art courses up to and including degree... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Ms. F. Mitchell
I gave this a 5 star rating because studying textile design, i needed a guide which will help me develop my work and this book is the best i have seen for this subject.Published on 20 Jan. 2014 by Saiqa Ali