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Sourcing ideas

Steed, Josephine; Stevenson, Frances

"'Basics Textile Design' titles provide visual arts students with a theoretical and practical exploration of each of the fundamental topics within the discipline of textile design."--Bloomsbury Publishing

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Published Lausanne: AVA Academia, c2012
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Statement of responsibility: Josephine Steed, Frances Stevenson
ISBN: 1474218407, 9781474218405
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: 1 online resource (176 p.) : col. ill.
Series: Basics textile design ; 01
Subject: Textile design Case studies.; Textile design Research.; Textile design.; Textile designers Interviews.; Textile industry.
Alternative Title: Researching colour, surface, structure, texture and pattern; Sourcing ideas : researching colour, surface, structure, texture and pattern
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreement.
Series Title: Basics textile design ; 01.
Other formats: Also issued in print.


  1. What is textile design? : What does a textile designer do? ; What are the occupations? ; Case study : Reiko Sudo ; Interview : Donna Wilson
  2. Research for textiles : What do designers research? ; What is primary research? ; What is secondary research? ; Case study : Becky Earley ; Interview : J.R. Campbell
  3. The toolkit : Tools for primary research ; Tools for secondary research ; Case study : Maggie Orth ; Interview : Linda Florence
  4. Planning research : Design briefs ; Generating a theme ; Methods to explore the theme ; Case study : Manish Arora ; Interview : Johanna Basford
  5. Observation and analysis : Colour ; Surface ; Structure ; Texture ; Pattern ; Case study : Yinka Shonibare ; Interview : Tim Gresham
  6. Techniques for observational drawing : Drawing techniques ; Mixed media ; Scale and dimensions ; Case study : Missoni ; Interview : James Donald
  7. Appendix : How to present your research : Visual presentation ; CAD presentation ; Verbal presentation
  8. Conclusion
  9. Glossary.