Weaving and Textile Arts

A career in the textile and weaving arts can be challenging to break into, but offers many avenues for using creativity and art to make a living. Fabric design, screen-printing and loom weaving are all options. Take a look below for more information.

Inside Weaving and Textile Arts

Patternmaking, original craft art, wallpaper design, fabric design, printmaking, loom weaving and fashion design are all part of the tradition of weaving and textile arts. From creating a work of art to designing the latest fashions, a career in the weaving and textile arts involves fabric, art and design. Although fashion designers typically need at least an associate's or bachelor's degree, a degree isn't required in general. Due to intense competition for jobs, however, a degree and a portfolio may provide an advantage when seeking work. For more information about an education and career in weaving and textile arts, explore some of the Study.com articles linked below.

Education Information

Programs in the weaving and textile arts field cover topics such as screen-printing, repeat pattern design, dyeing, weaving and sewing as well as clothing construction, patternmaking and creative thinking. A degree is not necessarily required for a career in the arts; however, degrees are offered at levels from associate's to doctorate.

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