Duck Journal for Research in Textiles and Textile Design provides:

  • A place to publish peer reviewed submissions and exchange ideas

  • An opportunity to engage in debate around textiles and textile design encompassing a range of approaches, disciplines and outcomes

  • A forum for interdisciplinary discussion.

  • The Journal facilitates, stimulates and disseminates research in the domain of textiles and textile design encompassing:

  • Research into textiles and textile design. This includes historical, cultural, social, aesthetic and scientific studies of textiles including theoretical viewpoints and their relationship to art and design;

  • Research through textile designing and making that uses practice as an integral part of the research. This could include craft and experimental research into materials and/or processes;

  • Research for textiles and textile design which has as its purpose the creation of artefacts which embody the results of the research.

Duck Journal for Research in Textiles and Textile Design is interested in:

  • Interdisciplinarity in textile design research
  • Digital technologies
  • The role of collaboration in textile design research
  • The interface between traditional and contemporary textile processes in textile design and research
  • The application of new technologies and textile processes to investigate the potential for innovative new materials in terms of performance and/or aesthetics
  • Incorporating sustainable and ethical thinking into a range of textile design practices and research
  • Design research methods and their application within textile design research
  • The interface between textile engineering, chemistry and design
  • Product design and liaison with industry
  • The study of decoration
  • The importance of drawing in textile design practice and research
  • The cultural and historical significance of textiles
  • The relevance of craft approaches to textile design practices and research
  • Textile design history
  • Intellectual property relating to design research and practice


ISSN: 2042-0854

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