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What do textile designers do?
Textile designers create fabric designs and structure of different types of textiles. These woven, knitted and printed materials are used for various purposes like making clothing, interior furnishings and other textile products. They work with other designers like fashion designers and interior designers as the textile is designed for a purpose. Essentially it involves producing designs and patterns for cloth. This fabric is put to use in houses, interiors of cars, Aircrafts, Hotels, decorative textiles and other uses. Textile designers also supervise the production process. Fiber, yarn and finishes are the key elements to be considered during the textile design procedure. Textile designers frequently use many methods for designing and usually they specialize in a particular type of fabric.
Textile designing is considered a good career in design field. While textile designing traditionally has been pursued more as a vocation; however in present times it has emerged as a full fledged career with a lot of formal courses at graduate and post graduate level in textile designing.