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Textile Febric Application & Design

Course

Textile Design

Overview

Textile designers are responsible for creating designs in printed, woven and knitted fabrics. The work of a textile designer revolves around teams of designers and purchasing staff for design agencies. Communication skills are crucial for teamwork. It is also used for translating clients' ideas into sketches and samples. Textile designers also attend trade shows in order to produce marketable designs. Most textiles designers are employed in the fashion industry. They may also be able to find jobs in interior design, where their work may include patterns for rugs, furniture, bed linens and towels. Designers are likely to specialize in printed, knitted or woven fabrics, and their job duties may include a variety of different activities. Textile designers create two-dimensional designs that can be used in the production of knit, weave and printed fabrics or textile products. Two major areas of textiles are:

  • Interiors (upholstery, soft furnishings and carpets);
  • Fabrics for clothing (fashion or specialist, e.g. fire-proof).

 

How You Learn

These programs are designed to guide students in exploring the processes and technologies in the designing and producing textiles. Students enrolling in a textile designing course should have a basic understanding of computer software, design, mathematics and patterning. They also learn about product development, body scanning and textiles and computer aided design (CAD) techniques. Many courses take place in a studio or laboratory environment to provide a practical exposure to the students. It also requires a great deal of individual research on the part of the student .The students are taught about theses different concepts:

  • Materials and polymers
  • Nonwovens characteristics, methods, and processing
  • Bonding principles in nonwovens
  • Advanced woven structures design
  • Bio textiles
  • Textile quality and process control

 

What You Learn

It provides students with an in-depth understanding of the creation and functional utilization of various textiles.  Fashion industry is the most common industry that makes use of textiles. The course will focus on the creation and design of different types of fabrics .They also offer instruction on designing and developing textile sculptures, surface textiles or constructed textiles. Students enrolled in a textile design program learn about the history of textiles. They also learn about the theoretical concepts of aesthetics and touch of the field. The study of textiles involves several hours spent in studio courses. Students complete hands-on work with the help of various materials and components that make up textiles such as knits, weaves, silks, leathers and color dyes. Courses included in the program may include the following:

  • Textile design processes
  • Color usage
  • Textile terminology
  • Repeat patterning
  • Computer aided textile design
  • Knitted and woven design

EXINIANS’ are trained how to carry out the following job responsibilities successfully:

 

  • Liaising with clients and technical, marketing and buying staff to plan and develop designs;
  • Accurately interpreting and representing clients' ideas;
  • Producing sketches, designs and samples for presentation to customers;
  • Making up sets of sample designs;
  • Working out design formulae for a group of samples;
  • Assessing and approving completed items and production standards;
  • Working independently, if self-employed, or liaising closely with colleagues as part of a small team;
  • Using specialist software and computer-aided design (CAD) programs to develop a range of designs;
  • experimenting with colour, fabric and texture;
  • Maintaining up-to-date knowledge of new design and production techniques and textile technology;
  • developing new design concepts;
  • Ensuring that projects are completed on time;
  • Visiting sites and other sources of ideas for designs;
  • Sourcing fabrics and other materials at trade fairs, markets and antique shops;
  • Attending trade shows, as a delegate or as an exhibitor - this may involve representing the company with a display or stand, or appraising the work of competitors;
  • Keeping up to date and spotting fashion trends in fabric design by reading forecasts in trade magazines and using internet resources;
  • Developing a network of business contacts;

 

Skills You Learn

 

Textile designers should be creative and detail oriented. The ability to work collaboratively, meet deadlines and work well under pressure are other necessities that a textile designer should master.The industry is in a state of constant change on account of increasing use of technology and textile designers must stay up-to-date with both fabric and fashion trends .Designers create and present design sketches .They must also understand color, fabric and texture.  Textile designers should be knowledgeable about relevant software, such as Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, CAD (computer-aided design) and Web PLM fabric-tracking systems. They must also be able to meet deadlines .They should use their networking skills to develop and maintain business contacts. They should possess:

  • Creative flair and artistic ability
  • A good eye for colour, texture, fabrics and patterns
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • An interest in fashion and textiles, and an understanding of trends and materials
  • Understanding and experience of using different textile processes and techniques
  • Design skills and the ability to use computer-aided design (CAD) packages
  • Good communication and team working skills
  • Ability to work to deadlines and a budget
  • Marketing, administrative and business skills

 

Career opportunities

A common route within the textile design industry is from junior designer to designer, then to senior designer. The exact path will depend on personal interests, experience, preferred working environment and professional reputation. Progression may take time, particularly at the beginning of career. At higher levels, a designer's work may include more commercial and administrative activities, such as account and staff management .Career Opportunities include:

  • Embroidery designer
  • Fashion textile designer
  • Product developer for interior design
  • Home furnishings textile designer
  • Quality assurance inspector for textiles
  • Weaver
  • Freelance textiles artist
  • Textile supply chain manager
  • Textile marketing manager
  • Quality assurance manager of textiles
  • Research and development analyst
  • Textiles production manager
  • Knitwear designer
  • Tapestry Designer

Duration of the Course: 1 year

Application Process

Eligibility

Interested candidates must have appeared/passed the CBSE/ISCE/ISC/Regional Board (or any other equivalent board) 10+2 examination in any discipline. Candidates who have recently appeared for the examination and are awaiting their results may also apply.

Method

We, at EXIN follow the following evaluation procedures for admission to its various courses. Candidates have to undergo:

The admission procedure to various courses at EXIN follows the method of:

 

1. An admission test.

2. An all-inclusive interview.

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