Textiles
Textiles


The computer facilitates many aspects of the creative process for textile designers, particularly for visualisation and experimentation and can offer new opportunities for textile designers, to explore their creative options to extend ideas beyond the traditional methods.
Analysing and automating processes ICT-based automated processes are central to modern manufacturing techniques. Sophisticated computer-aided design (CAD) software can transform two-dimensional drawings into three-dimensional representations. Drawings produced by CAD software may be further processed to generate the coding required to programme automated equipment to manufacture the product in a wide range of materials with consistent accuracy. As pupils design and make, they are able to use computers, including computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacture software (CADCAM), and control software, as an integral part of designing and making.

In schools there are opportunities to engage with CAD-CAM activities within Art and Design and Design Technology.

Serif Draw Plus and Photon Plus


http://www.serif.com/store/serif/education/tutorials/edu_tutorials.asp#DP7

Digital Printing and Rapid Prototyping


Recent developments in digital printing enable the rapid prototyping of textile designs and are a cost effective solution more expensive processes.
Digital printing is increasingly being used as a cost effective way of to produce small print runs on fabric. Rapid prototyping enables designs to be created and modified for a minimal cost compared to traditional processes.
The Center for Advanced Textiles based at the Glasgow School of Art not only has examples of artists work but offers a digital printing service. Find out more from:
http://www.catdigital.co.uk/cat.html


CAD/CAM Links


The Ann Sutton Foundation


Set up in 2000 The Ann Sutton Foundation based in Arundel West Sussex explores the relationship between industry art and science.
http://www.asf-weave.com/index.htm

Margo Selby


http://www.margoselby.com/index.html
Margo Selby challenges the ways in which woven fabrics are used.


Interrogating Fashion


INTERROGATING FASHION brings together a wide-ranging group of academics, artists, designers, scientists and technologists to interrogate and challenge existing practices and processes in fashion and clothing.
http://interrogatingfashion.umbal.com/if/pages/home/index.jsp


Textile Artists using digital processes


Anna-Louise Webber


Anna designs unique wall art using her own photography and drawings. Each piece is built up using layers of texture, digital media and original imagery. Surface texture, vibrant colours and abstract shapes are important elements which form her art work. She is inspired by architecture, travelling and music.
http://www.axisartists.org.uk/seCVPG.aspx?ARTISTID=10031

Anna Raymond


It is my aim to break down the formal constraints of these standardised printing techniques, combining digital printing with screen-printing, heat-transfer printing and digital machine embroidery.
http://www.axisartists.org.uk/seCVFU.aspx?ARTISTID=8462

Fashion

In today's world of fashion, companies are looking for creative people who can communicate their designs quickly and neatly. The challenge faced by designers using computers is to create, produce, share and deliver ideas on a tight schedule whilst retaining their creativity. The course focuses on the vector based design package Adobe Illustrator and is aimed at people with a fashion design background or working in the fashion industry.


For a list of contemporary designers working in the UK:
http://www.axisartists.org.uk/SPLASH.aspx

Crafts Council


http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk

http://www.just-style.com
http://www.wgsn.com/public/
http://www.advancedclothing.org/
http://www.textile-creation.com/Sources/Formation/fmetier.htm (in French)
http://www.emergingtextiles.com/
http://www.snapfashion.com/schools.htm
http://www.myvirtualmodel.com
http://www.speedstep.de

Transformations in Science and Art


Transformations in Science and Art is a forty two metre cross-media, textile artwork examines the growing awareness of the biological blueprint, DNA, and the vital role it plays in the development of medical research and drug therapy.
It celebrates the life and work of the scientists engaged in Cancer Research, and all who are touched by this
Find out more about the banner and the artists Claire OHagan and Denise Wyllie at:
http://www.wyllieohagan.com/Projects/Transformations.htm

Layers of Meaning


Surface design, art quilts, & modern embroidery from Serena Fenton
http://layersofmeaning.org/blog/

The Sixty Two Group of Textile Artists


http://www.62group.freeuk.com/62Group.htm

Anna Lewis


http://www.annalewisjewellery.co.uk/

The Foyer Gallery and James Hockey Gallery


http://www.surrart.ac.uk/galleries/galleries_intro.html

Computer Textile Design Group


http://www.ctdg.nildram.co.uk/home.htm

The Textile Gallery


http://www.textile-art.com/tg1.html

Stitch with the Embroiderers' Guild


http://www.embroiderersguild.org.uk/stitch/

Thomasin.com - Surface Design Techniques


http://www.thomasin.com/index.html

Textile arts.net


http://www.textilearts.net/index.php3

Quilt History


http://www.quilthistory.com/