...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...
...Fabric Science Swatch Kit: Woven Fabrics / Assignment 9
To Analyze a Woven Fabric Structure
Materials: Set of swatches, pick glass, worksheet
Examine the fabric assigned by the instructor and determine the following:
Face and back...
...Reference SwatchesLightweight DenimMedium-Weight DenimTweedy DenimChinoHampton TwillWool GabardinePolyester GabardineBull Denim or DrillCavalry TwillHerringboneHoundstoothGlen PlaidSurahThe second of the three basic weaves is the twill...
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.
There is evidence that weaving was done as far back as 9,000 years ago in the Middle East. Early weaving was also done in both North and South America. While the speed of weaving has increased dramatically in recent years...
...Categories of YarnsFilament yarnsAll manmade fibers and silk. Filament fibers make filament yarns.Spun yarnsAll natural fibers except silk. Silk noil and manufactured fibers cut to staple length are also spun. Staple fibers make spun...
To understand how woven fabrics are produced.
To know why woven fabrics look and perform the way they do.
To recognize various weaves and know their identifying characteristics.
To define the terminology used regarding woven...
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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