How to Design Fabric: Designing Repeats by Hand
Intermediate | 2 hours 17 min
Chapter 1 - Introduction
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How to Design Fabric
Part 1:
How to Design Fabric: Inspiration and Introduction
Denyse, Heather & Lizzy
What makes a fabric collection? How do repeats work? Where do you even start? This overview introduces you to the fundamentals of textile design, along with inspiration on how designers kick off a new collection. Hear the stories of each designer featured in the series, and follow along with an eye-opening paper exercise that helps you grasp the concept of a repeating design.
Part 2:
How to Design Fabric: Designing Repeats by Hand
Denyse, Heather & Lizzy
Next we learn the fundamentals of building a repeating pattern. Take a design, understand how it will work in a repeating pattern, and then let Lizzy show you how to block print the repeating design. All three designers also cover the sketching and drawing stages that ultimately translate into digital designs.
Part 3:
How to Design Fabric: Designing Repeats Digitally
Denyse, Heather & Lizzy
From hand drawn we move to digital. Heather shares her process, which originates within Photoshop, and Denyse and Lizzy show how they draw and then create repeats in Illustrator (both presume a basic level of knowledge with each program). This episode also shows how to manipulate scale and tile designs, as well as pointers for getting the hang of drawing digitally.
Part 4:
How to Design Fabric: Working with Color
Denyse, Heather & Lizzy
Next it’s onto color. From sourcing inspiration to developing a palette, each designer talks about the importance of color in their work, and how to use color in effective and inspiring ways.
Part 5:
How to Design Fabric: Expert Advice
Denyse, Heather & Lizzy
Whether you are a casual designer or looking to work professionally, this episode offers straight talk from the pros. Each designer shares her advice, as do industry experts about how to approach fabric manufacturers and their evaluation of the retail fabric market. This episode gives you clear insight on the practicalities of developing and producing printed fabric.
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Whether you are a casual designer or looking to work professionally, this episode offers straight talk from the pros. Each designer shares her advice, as do industry experts about how to approach fabric manufacturers and their evaluation of the retail fabric market. This episode gives you clear insight on the practicalities of developing and producing printed fabric.
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