Interwoven : exploring materials and structures

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The book offers an introduction to the core of constructed textile design by encouraging to explorewoven structures and their interplay with different materials - fibres and yarns, and inspiring to telltextural, tactile stories through textiles. It illustrates a new pedagogic method for woven textile designstudies; from basic weave structures to multi layered constructions and digital jacquard design, from experimenting and exploring to industrial manufacturing, and from conceptual to professionally coordinated fabric collections. The section on jacquard design is written by Maija Fagerlund. The fascinating story of textile practices, fabrics, fibres and yarns, their past and present and their cross-cultural roles, meanings and influences are interwoven through presentations of Aalto ARTS design students work. These emotionally rich, tactile, textile stories are photographed by Eeva Suorlahti.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherAalto ARTS Books
Number of pages350
ISBN (Print)978-952-60-8828-0
Publication statusIn preparation - 2021
MoE publication typeD5 Text book, professional manual or guide or a dictionary

Publication series

NameAalto University publication series ART + DESIGN + ARCHITECTURE


  • textile design
  • woven fabrics
  • jacquards
  • weaving
  • textile structures
  • textile materials


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