Textile design is the process of planning and producing a fabric's appearance and structure. Textile designers dream up designs that are woven or knitted into cloth or printed on fabric. They might suggest types of thread to weave together for a specific look and feel or create patterns that adorn a fabric surface. Textile designers might also specify a dyeing method, or the use of dyes to color fibers or fabric surfaces to achieve a desired effect.
Depending on the geographical location and period of time, every culture has its own distinct textiles with favorite fibers, patterns, and colors. The names of earliest textile designers have been lost to time, and style trends came and then slipped out of fashion, which is still true today. In this lesson, we're going to explore some of the high points of textile design history