CFP: Journal of Textile Design Research and Practice

The new Journal of Textile Design Research and Practice is holding an open call for submissions in the area of Textile Design.

Deadline for submissions is Friday, March 22, 2013

The Journal of Textile Design Research and Practice (JTDRP) publishes peer-reviewed research in textile design and provides a forum to facilitate, stimulate and disseminate research in the domain of textile design and practice. Encompassing a range of approaches, disciplines and outcomes, the JTDRP invites submissions from the following areas:

• research through textile designing and making – work that uses practice as an integral part of the research process or as a means/method to directly answer a research question; experimental design research into materials and processes; or research in which the creation of artifacts embody the results of the research;

• research informed by textiles – studies which are informed by textiles, textile design research methods and textile practice, and include fields in which textiles are applied, for example, product design, fashion and architecture; and

• research for textile design education encompassing pedagogic studies into the development of textile designers, practitioners and researchers.

Within these areas the journal is interested in interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary approaches and the role of collaboration; relationships between traditional and contemporary practices; the application of new and traditional technologies and materials from both technical and aesthetic perspectives; sustainable textile practices, interfaces between research and industry, the textile design process including the role of drawing and the significance of craft.

Abstract submissions of 300-500 words are welcomed in the following four categories:

1) Academic papers addressing

  1. the context of the research/design problem including any research questions, hypotheses or unique materials/processes;
  2. how the research/practice has been developed; including the investigative methods used to answer the question and/or create new or novel insights;
  3. the main findings, insights, implications or conclusions.

Abstracts should be sent to Faith Kane at  

2) Practitioner Interviews

Submissions in this format should be positioned to provide insight into individual practitioners, their practice, techniques, studio innovations, perspectives on pedagogy and education in textiles, and so forth.

Abstracts should be sent to J.R. Campbell at

3) Exhibition Reviews

Submissions to this category can address past, present or planned exhibitions, including reviews of industry-based exhibitions and trade fairs in addition to gallery based exhibitions.

Abstracts should be sent to Nancy-Boiter Powell at for consideration of an industry based exhibition or trade fair and to Faith Kane at for consideration for a gallery based exhibition review.

4) Book Reviews

Email Janette Matthews at if you would like to be considered as a book reviewer.

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