Profession textile colourist

Textile colourists prepare, develop and create colours for textile applications.

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Personality Type

  • Artistic / Enterprising

Knowledge

  • Portfolio management in textile manufacturing

    The process of managing teams and projects in textile and clothing product development.

  • Textile chemistry

    Chemical processing of textiles such as the reactions of textiles to chemicals.

  • Dyeing technology

    Processes involved in textile dyeing using different dyeing technologies. Also, addition of colours to textile materials using dye stuffs.

Skills

  • Draw sketches to develop textile articles using softwares

    Draw sketches to develop textiles or wearing apparel using softwares. They create visualisations of the motives, patterns or products in order to be manufactured.

  • Seek innovation in current practices

    Search for improvements and present innovative solutions, creativity and alternative thinking to develop new technologies, methods or ideas for and answers to work-related problems.

  • Maintain work standards

    Maintaining standards of work in order to improve and acquire new skills and work methods.

  • Prepare equipment for textile printing

    Manufacture screens and prepare printing paste. Use tools and equipment associated with screen printing. Select screen types and mesh for appropriate substrates. Develop, dry and finish screen image. Prepare screens, test screens and printed quality. Printing preparation is used for stencil, or silk-screen printing techniques to produce designs and artwork for textiles to be used for garments, textile products, furnishing fabrics or accessories or public art commissions. This skills are need for screen printing using manual techniques, tools and equipment and differ from skills for digital printing techniques.

  • Develop textile colouring recipes

    Developing recipes for dyeing and printing processes of textiles.

  • Design yarns

    Developing structural and colour effects in yarns and threads by using yarn and thread manufacturing techniques.

  • Use textile technique for hand-made products

    Using textile technique to produce hand-made products, such as carpets, tapestry, embroidery, lace, silk screen printing, wearing apparel, etc.

  • Draw sketches to develop textile articles

    Draw sketches to develop textiles or wearing apparel by hand. They create visualisations of the motives, patterns or products in order to be manufactured.

Optional knowledge and skills

conduct textile testing operations textile marketing techniques