k. Chandran ,TS[P],IIHT
What is textile design?
Textile design is the process of creating designs
and structures for weaving, knitting, printing, fabric
painting or ornamentation of fabrics.
In practice it is the production of designs for saris,
dress materials, furnishings, carpets and such
All beautiful textile products are created first on
paper and then production carried out with help of
different raw materials ,different actions leading
finally to finished product.
Today the professional textile designers use some
form of computer aided design software especially
created for the purpose for saving time and to get
Elements of designs
Forms and shapes
Flowers and plants can be found in all
shapes, sizes, and colours
To get various shapes and forms
naturally the practice of foliage
drawings will be of help in designing.
Drawing to get desired shapes and
forms from nature by observing
flowers, plants and animals etc: is
termed as foliage drawing
Forms and shapes
Pigment theory of colour
Is a visual sensation created out of a
physical stimuli consisting an
observer to an object under the
source of light.
For a textile design the primary
source of attraction and pleasing of
customer is through its colour.
It is formed by mixing two primary
colours in required strength in
Beige or cytron
It is the result of mixing three primary
colours in different ratios keeping one
primary colour in prodominent.
Light theory of colour
Substractive colour mixing.
Colour wheel [chromatic circle]
Half drop repeat
Diagonal waved line base
Drop reverse design
All over effect design
Traditional sarees of india
Brocade of surat and varanasi
Phulkari of panjab
Kasuti of karnataka
Embroidery of kashmir
Pochampalli saris of andhrapradesh
Bandhni or tie and dye sarees
Traditional saris of india
Lay out of home furnishing
Prepare design album for readymades and made-ups.
Prepare album for traditional sarees
by collection of photos ,figures,
designs ,reports and samples.