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Discussion in 'Design and technology' started by Textile1, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. Textile1

    Textile1 New commenter

    Yes, they could use paper to mock-up some of their first thoughts as part of the development process. This is quick, cheap and lets them see if their ideas are likely to work before going on to fabric prototypes.
  2. finamar

    finamar New commenter

    You could do some computer modelling.
    I use 2D design, they scan their designs in and draw around the ouline and then work with different colour ways, proportions, different style lines etc.
    If they are working on a print for a material they could try different scales for the pattern, different colour schemes, different pattern repeats etc. This simple kind of pattern work can be done in Word as well.
    Try modelling patterns for fabric by running A4 or A3 fabric straight through an inkjet printer. You can't wash it but it works well and gives instant results.

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