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Fabric Science

Ingrid Johnson

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Ingrid Johnson is a Full Professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), US. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Ajoy K. Sarkar

Ajoy Sarkar teaches textile development and marketing at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), US. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Allen C. Cohen

Allen C. Cohen was Professor Emeritus of Textile Science at the Fashion Institute of Technology, US. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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J. J.Pizzuto’s Fabric Science : Swatch Kit

Fairchild Books, 2016

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...Fibers Swatch Number Fabric Description Purpose of Swatch Fiber Content 1 Denim (dark blue) Cotton Cotton 2 Novelty tweed Wool (woolen) Wool 3 Tropical worsted suiting (slate gray) Wool (worsted) Wool 4 Brushed twill...

Designing your own smart textile

Sarah Kettley

Sarah Kettley is a researcher and tutor at Nottingham Trent University. She has been researching the intersections of craft and new technologies on the body since 2002, through collaborative practice with textile designers. She is a member of Arcintex, the network for textiles, interaction design and architecture led by the Swedish School of Textiles, Boras. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Designing with Smart Textiles

Fairchild Books, 2016

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...When working with complex and technological compositions, it is easy to get entangled in time-consuming functional details and thereby lose touch with the overall expression.In this chapter you will be introduced to a range of researchers...

Woven Tops

Paula J. Myers-McDevitt

Paula J. Myers-McDevitt has taught at Cheney University, Immaculata University of Pennsylvania, and Harcum College. She has also worked in the industry as a Technical Design Manager for large corporations such as May Department Stores and Federated Department Stores. Paula has a Masters of Arts Degree in Fashion Merchandising. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Complete Guide to Size Specification and Technical Design

Fairchild Books, 2016

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...Measuring Woven Tops Woven top spec sheets are used for woven garments, including blouses, shirts, and vests (although companies may have separate spec sheets for vests). As you measure, you will find instances when more than one method can...

Swatch Boards

Deborah E. Young

Deborah Young is based at The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Swatch Reference Guide for Fashion Fabrics

Fairchild Books, 2018

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...Swatch 1Fiber content: Raw cottonSwatch 2Fiber content: CottonYarn construction: Two-ply spunYarn size: 8/2Swatch 3Fiber content: PolyesterYarn construction: Single multifilamentYarn size: 35 tex or 310 denierThese three “swatches” come...

Raw Materials

Janace E. Bubonia

Janace E. Bubonia, PhD, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Design, Merchandising and Textiles at Texas Christian University. She has taught classes in design and product development, fashion illustration, fashion show production, promotion, and textile testing among others. She is a member of the International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) and the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Apparel Production Terms and Processes

Fairchild Books, 2017

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...Fibers, yarns, and unfinished fabrics used by mills and manufacturers to create apparel products and accessories are raw materials. Fabric is produced from natural fibers or manufactured filaments that are spun, twisted, cured, shrunk...

Woven Skirts

Paula J. Myers-McDevitt

Paula J. Myers-McDevitt has taught at Cheney University, Immaculata University of Pennsylvania, and Harcum College. She has also worked in the industry as a Technical Design Manager for large corporations such as May Department Stores and Federated Department Stores. Paula has a Masters of Arts Degree in Fashion Merchandising. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Complete Guide to Size Specification and Technical Design

Fairchild Books, 2016

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...Choosing the best hip measurement point. Measuring Woven Skirts A-line, kick-pleat, straight, and wrap are just a few of the types of woven skirt that can be evaluated using the woven skirt spec sheet. Just like measuring a top...

Project Five—Photoshop: Stripes and Weaves

Robert Hume

Robert Hume is a design professional and has taught both in industry and in higher education, principally at Norwich University of the Arts and at Central Saint Martins, London, UK Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashion and Textile Design with Photoshop and Illustrator : Professional Creative Practice

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020

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...Weaving is even further away from either Photoshop or Illustrator’s target use than print and garment design so it is understandable that there are no specific weave tools in either application. Specialist weave plug-ins are available...

Pile Weaves

Deborah E. Young

Deborah Young is based at The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Swatch Reference Guide for Fashion Fabrics

Fairchild Books, 2018

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...Reference SwatchesTerry ClothVelveteenPinwale CorduroyVelvetPanne VelvetThe English word pile is from the Latin word meaning “hair,” and the fabrics in this category are hairy. More importantly, these fabrics are three-dimensional. Pile...

Satin Weaves

Deborah E. Young

Deborah Young is based at The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Swatch Reference Guide for Fashion Fabrics

Fairchild Books, 2018

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...Reference SwatchesBridal SatinCharmeuseCrepe-Back SatinAntique SatinFlannel-Back SatinSateenS atin is the third and last of the three basic weaves. One of the main characteristics of this weave is the length of the floats: satin has...

Practice: Techno-Naturology by Elaine Ng Yan Ling

Fiona Dieffenbacher

Fiona Dieffenbacher is Assistant Professor of Fashion at Parsons School of Design, New York. Her research practice is located at the intersection of dress, embodiment and materiality, with a particular emphasis on the ‘space in between’ theory and practice. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fashion Thinking : Creative Approaches to the Design Process

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2021

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...Images from Elaine’s process: Pine cones, wood veneer testing, material/ embroidery and speculative design of ‘Flappers’ & ‘Clusters’.Elaine Ng Yan Ling is the founder of THE FABRICK LAB that brings together textiles, electronics...