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Surface Design for Fabric


Kimberly A. Irwin

978-1-5013-0418-7 (online)
978-1-6090-1885-6 (hardback)
978-1-6090-1885-6 (paperback)
978-1-6090-1936-5 (epdf)
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Surface Design for Fabric is a comprehensive, how-to guide to more than 55 surface design techniques for various fabrics and leather—ranging from the traditional to the experimental. Highly illustrated with more than 600 color images, the step-by-step instructions and photographs demonstrate surface design techniques, allowing readers to quickly grasp the material and further explore and experiment on their own. Irwin covers a broad range of surface design techniques including: dyeing, staining, removing color, resists, printing and transfer, fiber manipulation, fabric manipulations, embroidery, and embellishments.

Each chapter begins with a brief description and historical overview of the technique, and includes a fabric selection quick guide, tools and materials, how to set up your workspace, application methods, and safety guidelines for each technique. Photographs and designer biographies showcase surface design techniques used in real-world designs. The final chapter offers advice on how to combine techniques to create commercial and avant-garde surface design. This modern studio resource clearly guides readers in the creation of beautiful, innovative, and professional surface designs. Key Features

Video Tutorials featuring select techniques from the text available online with access code

Designer Profiles and Collection Spotlights show current examples of surface design end uses in fashion design, textile art, fine art, and interior design

Environmental Impact boxes address critical environmental and sustainability issues and concerns for each chapter

Includes helpful hints, important facts, shortcuts and mistakes to avoid throughout chapters

Presented in a spiral binding for easy, stay-flat use in a studio environment

Instructor's Resources

Instructor's Guide and Test Bank