Textile Design forms the core of the whole business of fashion. The rapidly expanding activities in the export and domestic sectors of the Indian apparel and home fashion industry demands professional inputs in design and development of textiles and raw material, which is responsible for 60-80% of the cost of the product. Textile design today is that strategic value adding activity that can make all the difference in transforming a fashion business into an economically viable and profitable proposition. The Textile Design specialisation offered by Department of Fashion & Textiles equips students with broad-spectrum education in textiles while developing creativity, originality and design application in apparel and home fashion industries.
Any material or surface comprising fibers made by weaving, knitting, crocheting or pressing together fibers (felting) is called a textile. Different textiles can be created by altering any of these techniques or creating a new technique altogether. We change the surface of a textile by dyeing, printing, texturing or embroidering. A good course in textile design should mainly equip you with an understanding of all these areas so as to create a textile and also manipulate these techniques to create completely new textiles altogether. "Textile designers need to understand fabrics and their behaviours and properties extremely well. They also need to possess a good sense of the visual and design principles like colour, composition, patterns, etc. Weaving forms a very important part of textiles. Apparently then, a course in textile designing includes a module that introduces students to various weaving methods so that they can experiment and create new weaves. This, because every weave delivers a different fabric."
Textile Designing Courses:
- LONG TERM COURSE IN TEXTILE DESIGNING (1 YEAR)
- SHORT TERM CERTIFICATE COURSE TEXTILE DESIGNING (1.5 MONTHS)
Textile Design Career Prospects
- The career prospects in thi sarea are evolving speedily. Export houses also employ a number of designers.
- There are number of opportuniites with governmrnt sponsored & private silk, handloom, khadi, jute & craft development organizations.
- Work as freelacer and providing various designs & textures to various organizations.
Textile Arts in institute includes
- Embroidery: Decorative & Traditional
- Felt making
- Textile Design: Tie & dye Block print, Screen Print