The Journal of Textile Design Research and Practice
Faith Kane, Loughborough University, UK
Janette Matthews, Loughborough University, UK
Lauren Moriarty, Buckinghamshire New University, UK
Nancy Boiter Powell, North Carolina State University, USA
J R Campbell, Fashion School, Kent State University, Ohio, USA
The Journal of Textile Design Research and Practice aims to create a forum to facilitate, stimulate and disseminate research in the domain of textile design and practice. Encompassing a range of approaches, disciplines and outcomes, the Journal of Textile Design Research and Practice will publish submissions from the following areas:
- research through textile designing and making - work that uses practice as an integral part of the research process, experimental design research into materials and processes, or research which has as its purpose the creation of artefacts which embody the results of the research;
- research informed by textiles - studies which are informed by textiles, textile design research methods and textile practice and including areas in which textiles are applied e.g. product design, fashion and architecture; and
- research for textile design education - encompassing pedagogic studies into the development of textile designers, practitioners and researchers.
Within these areas, the journal is interested in interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary approaches and the role of collaboration; relationships between traditional and contemporary practices; the application of new and traditional technologies and materials from both technical and aesthetic perspectives; sustainable textile practices, interfaces between research and industry, the textile design process including the role of drawing and the significance of craft.