Sketch books and Mood Boards Textiles PPT

Sketch books are used by designers as they can
be taken anywhere and can be used to record
ideas and collect relevant information such
 Fabric samples
 Trimmings
 Drawings
 Quick sketches
 Painting
 Photographs
 Notes and annotations
 Possible colour ways
 Magazine/newspaper clippings.
 These
are also a popular tool as they help to
communicate the overall style or feel.
 A mood board Brings the images and ideas together
 Provides a visual summary or the mood of the
 Usually does not have detailed information
 The main focal point should be just off
 Mood
boards can be used.....
 To provide a focus for new design ideas
 Can help finalise the colours,or patterns or
 Develop styles in the clothing or products
 Can help determine target markets
 Can communicate ideas to clients.
 Trend
 Are similar to mood boards
 Suggest what future trends might be
 Are usually produced for an event.
 Trend Books
 Also focus on future trends
 Are a mixture of data and images
 Are constantly used when developing a new
A designer might be working on a range two
years before it hits the shops.
 To make sure a product is on trend they will use
special agencies to forecast for them.
 These companies collect information and data
 Lifestyle
 Popular culture
 New fibres and materials
 Technological developments
 What happening in the field of design. So this
allows them to predict future trends.