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Roadmap to Becoming a Textile Designer

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.

Every detail of a handmade item is carefully constructed. If you can dream it, you can do it.

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Enroll in a dedicated textile design course or obtain a degree in graphic design, fine arts or fashion related programs. This will let you get an insight into color and design theory, learn the basics of fabric selection, get an introduction into design software and so on.

Once upon a time just about everything a baby or kid wore was made by hand. Now most things are made in factories in far-flung parts of the world. Despite the convenience and affordability of mass-produced clothing, many people still treasure handcrafted baby and kids clothes.
Bachelor of Arts in Apparel, Merchandising, Design and Textiles
Master of Science in Family and Costume Sciences – Design, Merchandising and Textiles Emphasis
BS in Merchandising, Apparel and Textiles
Bachelor of Arts in Apparel and Textiles

Learn design software

Develop comprehensive skills in Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Pattern Smith and similar image creation, editing and drawing programs. Once upon a time just about everything a baby or kid wore was made by hand. Now most things are made in factories in far-flung parts of the world. Despite the convenience and affordability of mass-produced clothing, many people still treasure handcrafted baby and kids clothes. Many handmade pieces are either one-of a kind, or produced in small, limited edition quantities. slow fashion clothing brands offer high quality of craftsmanship that is indistinguishable from commercial manufacturing.

Practice, Practice, Prarctice!

Once upon a time just about everything a baby or kid wore was made by hand. Now most things are made in factories in far-flung parts of the world. Despite the convenience and affordability of mass-produced clothing, many people still treasure handcrafted baby and kids clothes. Many handmade pieces are either one-of a kind, or produced in small, limited edition quantities. slow fashion clothing brands offer high quality of craftsmanship that is indistinguishable from commercial manufacturing.

2 thoughts on “Roadmap to Becoming a Textile Designer

  1. I studied fine art at the University of Wyoming, it was amazing.

    1. Wow, me too.

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