To understand that the type of yarn used has an important effect on the properties of fabric.
To know the distinctions between the various yarn types as well as their properties and end-use applications.
Virginia H. Elsasser, ITAA, ESRAB, is an Associate Professor in the Fashion in the Communication and Fine Arts Department of Centenary College. She has taught courses focusing on textiles, sociology of clothing, design, and retailing. She is a member of International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) and Educators for Socially Responsible Apparel Business (ESRAB). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
The American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM) defines a yarn as a continuous strand of textile fibers, filaments, or materials in a form that can be used to make fabric. Fiber properties can be enhanced or modified...
Fiona Anderson is an Independent Scholar and Curator. She was formerly Senior Curator of Fashion and Textiles at National Museums Scotland, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
...The origins of the word tweed are of historical and commercial significance today because of the importance of authenticity and place to the past and present identities of these textiles.A recent promotional leaflet for the Lovat Mill...
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