LinenLinen is a compact fabric soft to touch with flat surface on both sides. It comes in different weights depending on tread and fabric's intended use. Italian and Irish lines are mostly used for summer clothing. Lightweight linen can have a coarse apperance such as Dutch fabric. Medium-weight linens have a uniform look and are suitable for embroidery and printing. Heavy … [Read more...] about Plain Weave Fabrics
Most people who like fashion drawing and illustration get intimidated when talking about fashion prints because they think this can only be done on computer in Photoshop or using some fancy software. Designing fabrics prints is actually very simple and straightforward and of course it can be done by hand as well.Basics of Repeat Design Fabric patterns are built on a … [Read more...] about How to Draw a Fabric Print by Hand?
Fabric Design BasicsFabric design involves a seamless repetition of one basic unit over the length of the cloth. In order to create effective repeating fabric designs, you'll have to consider following parameters:directionality and orientation of the design on fabricmotif type (floral,geometric, novelty)repetition type (square, brick...)spacing and scale of … [Read more...] about Fashion Fabric Design
Silk painting has become a very popular art form and a great way to express unique fashion styles through painting scarves and other clothing items. When painting silk, colors get extra vibrancy as the surface seems to reflect the color.Although it sounds daunting, painting on silk is actually pretty easy. When you apply dyes to the silk they flow naturally and allow colors to … [Read more...] about Silk Painting Materials for Beginners
Steps For Creating a Fashion Mood Board1. Brainstorm IdeasThe first step in the creation process is idea generation. First you need to think about the concept that interests/inspires you and then make a mind map around the words describing that concept. It can be done with pen and paper or on your laptop using paint, Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop.For example: Here you can … [Read more...] about Creating a Fashion Mood Board