I have recently become very interested in textile design as a career (maybe I’ve had too much time on my hands)…as a graphic designer, I love looking for textured black and white photography, backgrounds, repeating patterns, and picking out paper, etc when starting a new project. When I worked at Putumayo in Charleston, SC as a fashion design intern, the first thing we did when planning out a new collection was to tack photos and clippings of different textures and patterns on a cork board to start the process. So, I’m guessing that’s where I got my approach from….but wouldn’t it be cool to actually design the texture/pattern for fabric, wall coverings, paper, etc?
Recently (in my free time) I have been researching several textile designers across the world on the www and found her.
SHE inspires me! My favorite is below:
Hope to share lots more from my research :)