Textile Designing

Textile Designing



Textile design is essentially the process of creating designs for woven, knitted or printed fabrics or surface ornamented fabrics. Textile designers are involved with the production of these designs, which are used, sometimes repetitively, in clothing and interior decor items.
Textile designers take various types of cloths and fabrics and create works of art. At their feet lies the world of color, patterns, treatments, formation, and perspective. Truly, the textile designer is privileged in possessing unlimited tools with which to actualize the inner-workings of their artistic imagination.
Textile designers draw ideas for patterns and designs on paper or by using computer software programs, such as Artlandia Symmetry Works, a plug-in for Adobe Illustrator, Bontex, textile CAD software, Evolution Textile Design Software, or LECTRA.  There are numerous types of repeated patterns; the most common, half drop and straight. Sometimes, the same design is produced in a number of different colors, which are called color ways. Once a pattern or design is complete, the process shifts to picking the fabric(s) on which to print or weave the pattern




  • Artistic
  • Creative
  • Technical
  • Management Skills
  • Listening Skills 
  • Have an eye for color, texture and pattern
  • Understanding of different processes and techniques








There are a number of careers in a variety of industries for graduates of a textile design program, which include:


  • Weaver
  • Quality assurance inspector for textiles
  • Freelance textile artist
  • Home furnishings textile design
  • Product developer for interior design
  • Fashion textile designer


Designers who have gone on to earn their master’s degree in textile design can quickly more out of entry-level positions and into management. A few career choices include:


  • Textiles production manager
  • Quality assurance manager of textiles
  • Research and development analyst
  • Textile supply chain manager
  • Textile marketing manager


Textile design is a competitive field, so a good education and building a professional portfolio, as well as a stellar reputation is required.




National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) 


  • Course Name: B.Des.
  • Duration: 4 Years


Selection Process : Entrance 


  • Entrance contains two parts –
  • GAT (General ability Test)
  • CAT (Creative Ability Test)




  • Delhi 
  • Mumbai 
  • Bangalore 
  • Gandhinagar 
  • Kolkata 
  • Chennai 
  • Hyderabad 
  • Patna 
  • Kangra and more 


National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad


Duration: 4 Years


Selection Process : Entrance + Studio test + Interview


  • The objective of the test is to evaluate the perception, attitudes, aptitude. 
  • The test for Under Graduate courses will include memory drawing, knowledge of proportions and perspective, thematic color arrangement, abstract symbolism and visual design.


National India Institute of Fashion Technology, Mohali


  • Course: B.Sc. Textile Design 
  • Duration: 3 Years
  • Selection Process : Entrance + Situation Test + Interview


The components of test are:-


  • Quantitative Ability
  • English Ability
  • Communication Ability
  • Analytical ability
  • Creative


Pearl Academy of Fashion, Delhi


Examination Pattern:


For B.A. Degree in Fashion Merchandising & Production (FMP) and B.A. (H) Degree in Fashion Retail & Merchandising (FRM) :


  • A General Proficiency Test (GPT) is held for courses 
  • Duration: 60 Min.
  • Language (comprehension, vocabulary, expression)
  • Mathematics: 10th Standard
  • Logical Ability


For B.A. (H) Degree in Fashion Design [FD], FD, B.A. Degree in Textile Design [TD], B.A. Degree in Communication Design [CD] and B.A. (H) Degree in Jewellery Design [JD]:


  • GPT
  • Design Aptitude test
  • Proficiency in perception, illustration, drawing visualization, color etc.


The Design Village, Noida


  • Course: B.Des Fashion and Textile Design
  • Duration: 4years
  • Selection Process : Entrance + Situation Test + Interview




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