I found this book, Digital Textile Design by Melanie Bowles and Ceri Isaac, while browsing around on Amazon yesterday. It’s just what I’ve been looking for. Here’s an excerpt from the publisher‘s information:
Digital Textile Design covers everything students and practitioners of textile design will need to learn about designing and printing digitally. [It] provides the know-how for students and professionals who wish to use Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator as design tools. A series of inspirational tutorials, presented in step-by-step format, guide the reader through the process of creating designs that will be suited to both the traditional textile production process, and to the new industry of digital printing onto fabric. … the book also discusses how designers can access this new technique, looks at the work of those currently exploring its possibilities, and also features the craft of embellishment that is being used to offset the apparent flatness of print.
I’ll be posting a review as soon as I can get my hands on it.