Textile design has a very exciting future. New fibres, fabrics and applications are constantly appearing and designers now have a wealth of avenues to explore. In this book, Simon Clarke offers students a basic grounding in the three main pathways of textile design: printed, woven and mixed media textile design, including embroidered and manipulated materials discussing both traditional and contemporary developments in design and production. Using a wealth of imagery and case studies from designers and studios at work today, the book also looks at the basic principles of design and the stages of creating a textile collection, giving students all the tools they need to develop their own work. Finally, the role of the textile designer is explored in a selection of market sectors giving students an insight into the industry and possible career paths they may wish to follow. Designed for students both at degree and foundation level, the book will also appeal to those wishing to enter a career in textile design.