Textile Design

Textiles and clothes are used every day, from the time we are born until the day we die. History of human kind is closely linked with extraction of fibers & construction of structures & fabrics. Textiles and clothing have always been a medium to reflect a culture, an identity of a community or an individual. India has a long history in the production and trade of textiles. From craft based to large Industries there is a vast spectrum of production within the discipline.

Textile design is essentially the process of creating designs for woven, knitted or printed fabrics or surface ornamented fabrics. Textile designers are involved with the production of these designs, which are used, sometimes repetitively, in clothing and interior decor items. The field encompasses the actual pattern making while supervising the production process. In other words, textile design is a process from the raw material into finished product. Fiber, yarn and finishes are the key elements to be considered during the textile design procedure.

Textile Design programs strives to develop innovative and synergistic approaches to design for diverse sectors of the textile industry, markets and the social sector in-formed by an appreciation of the cultural heritage, socioeconomic and environmental concerns that is developed through field-work and research. Students must learn the fundamentals of textile design. This includes, textile fibers, weave structure, surface design, dyeing techniques, printing methods, sewing techniques, constructed textiles and basic inputs in garment design.