The use of art in textile industry
As everyday objects, textiles offer themselves to an audience crossing cultures and social backgrounds. Textiles were thus able to share modern-day scientific and cultural concerns as well as debates with larger numbers of people interested in material culture and fine arts. It can also be defined as materials made by humans from natural or synthetic fibers or other plant materials. These materials are woven, knitted, felted, braided, or sewn together to make cloth. Textile designers can use elements such as color or form to make textile art. We are here to discuss how art helps designers work efficiently in the textile industry.
Textile in contemporary times is not limited to the concept of clothing. It involves metaphorical interpretations of Indian culture and society that have been intrinsically woven in traditional weaving, embroidery, and crafts to create products that have a global appeal. The interventions that have happened are in the design language mainly because we wanted to move away from being extremely ornamental to something contemporary which would appeal even to the next generation and could have multiple uses, whether it is local or global. This language develops through a profound understanding of visual art. The use of patterns, motifs, the revival of elements from architectural buildings, and ornamented visuals inspire designers to create and produce innovations with fabrics. Every good design starts with a sketch on paper. Art is involved immensely in all stages of designing and inventing new forms of fabric. Apart from making creative designs, designers also work with colors which helps them to work with dying. The textile industry has also started using the natural dying process- a step to reduce pollution in the environment. This process involves a lot of expertise in compositional senses of color and its possible dimensions. Artists have been continually pushing textiles in new directions. Although many articles of clothing are still made for purely utilitarian purposes, avant-garde designers imagine garments as spectacular pieces of fabric art. Many designers in the fashion industry also use different fiber art techniques like crochet, embroidery, and knitting to create textile art. Drawing and painting lessons have always helped designers to get inspired from the existing artworks and revive or reinvent new broader dimensions through creativity.
We are in continuous contact with textiles and fabrics. From the clothes we wear to the objects with which we decorate our home, it's an art that can be simultaneously beautiful, useful, and meaningful. But the fact is that this field occupies two categories. At the beginning of its long history, textiles were seen as a utility rather than something that serves no discernible function aside from aesthetics. And while this is still the case today, visionary creatives have helped the art continually reinvent itself. So understanding elements of art and design sharpen your skills to work in the textile farm or fashion industry.
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