The Designing Fabrics Study Group studies how to design good fabric. This includes technical aspects, such as yam size, fiber type, structure, sett, color, texture, wet-finishing, and so on. But it also includes things like the design process, tools and resources used in designing cloth, and meeting and overcoming challenges in design.
To promote discussion, we choose a yearly theme, and each member contributes an article related to that theme. Members can choose which month to contribute an article, but we try to have 1-2 articles per month throughout the year. After a new article comes out, we encourage discussion of that article via our Google Group and Google Site, and members are also encouraged to share their thoughts, projects, and challenges at any time.
The Designing Fabrics Study Group welcomes weavers of all levels of experience and with any kind of loom – from rigid heddle to jacquard. If you are interested in designing your own fabric and expanding your knowledge of fabric design, this group is for you.