TEXTILES AND FASHION
What's in the book
Textiles and Fashion explores the integration of textile design with fashion. It begins with a brief history of textiles, showing the links with technical innovation and social developments. It then focuses on the processes of textile design, including the ethical and sustainable issues around textiles today. The book also provides practical information on fibre production, dyeing and finishing techniques. Various surface treatments are explored, as well as the way in which colour and trend influences fashion and textiles.
Through case studies and interviews, fashion and textile designers discuss their production processes and how they use textiles in their work. New to the second edition are exercises to help students to explore and further their knowledge of textiles and fashion.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The textile sample: Researching textiles; Designing textiles; Textiles into production; Future fabrics; Interview; Exercise
Chapter 2: Fibres: Natural; Man-made; Yarn; Dyeing; Interview; Exercise
Chapter 3: Fabric construction: Weave; Knit; Craft-based construction; Non-woven construction; Interview; Exercise
Chapter 4: Surface Treatments: Print processes; Printing media; Pattern; Embroidery; Fabric manipulation; Embellishment; Interview; Exercise
Chapter 5: Colour and Trends: Colour; Colour and design; Trend prediction; Flow of information; Interview; Exercise
Chapter 6: Textiles Used in Fashion Design: Choosing fabrics for fashion design; Designing with textiles; Garment construction; Interview; Exercise
Acknowledgements and picture credits
Working with ethics
About The AuthorsJenny Udale is a lecturer at the University of Middlesex and Ravensbourne College, UK. Jenny is also a freelance textile and womanswear designer. She is the author of the first edition of Textiles and Fashion (AVA Publishing, 2008) and the co-author of The Fundamentals of Fashion Design, 2nd edition (2012).
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