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1st Edition

Textile Design
Products and Processes

ISBN 9780367313067
Published October 20, 2020 by CRC Press
268 Pages 201 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book includes fundamentals of textile processing technology with explanation of craft techniques, various stages of processing fibres and yarns with useful, readily understandable, line drawings. Fibrous types, dyes, yarns and cloths have been explained and material is supported by glossary and explanation of processing stages from fibre to finished cloth. Further, the considerations of relevance to the development and preparation of a design collection are outlined and discussed. Various testing procedures, including fibre, yarn and cloth identification methods, and important innovations in textile products and processing are identified and explained as well. Focused mainly on the needs of students specializing in textile or fashion design, at first year undergraduate university level, this book:

  • Covers all stages from fibre to finished cloth.
  • Discusses various stages of processing fibres and yarns.
  • Explains fibrous types, dyes, yarns and cloths supported by relevant glossary.
    • Presents explanations of both tactile and aesthetic aspects of textiles used in clothing.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1: Introduction
    Chapter 2: Textile fibres
    2.1 Introduction
    2.2 Plant fibres
    2.3 Animal fibres
    2.4 Regenerated fibres
    2.5 Synthetic fibres
    2.6 Summary
    Chapter 3: Yarns
    3.1 Introduction
    3.2 Filament, staple and other yarn types
    3.3 Blending, cleaning and sliver formation
    3.4 Drawing, doubling, roving and spinning
    3.5 Twisting and winding and fancy yarns
    3.6 Summary
    Chapter 4: Weaving
    4.1 Introduction
    4.2 Techniques and variations
    4.3 Principles and structures
    4.4 Product types
    4.5 World-wide distribution of techniques and products
    4.6 Summary
    Chapter 5: Knitting and other forms of yarn manipulation
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Knitting technique variations
    5.3 Basic knitted structures
    5.4 Netting, macramé, lace making, sprang, braiding and crochet
    5.5 Embroidery
    5.6 Summary
    Chapter 6: Felt, bark and other nonwovens
    6.1 Introduction
    6.2 General types
    6.3 Techniques and variations
    6.4 Characteristics and properties
    6.5 Products
    6.6 Summary
    Chapter 7: Dyes and their application
    7.1 Introduction
    7.2 Dye types
    7.3 Dye techniques
    7.4 Screens and other means
    7.5 Digital printing 
    7.6 Summary
    Chapter 8: Block-printing and resist-dyeing techniques
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 Block printing
    8.3 Tie-and-dye
    8.4 Wax-, rice- and paste-resist techniques
    8.5 Ikat techniques
    8.6 Summary

    Chapter 9: Finishing
    9.1 Introduction
    9.2 Pre-finishing processes
    9.3 Fibre-specific processes
    9.4 Mechanical processes
    9.5 Chemical processes
    9.6 Summary
    Chapter 10: Motifs and patterns
    10.1 Introduction
    10.2 Motifs, patterns and thematic types
    10.3 Grids
    10.4 Means of production
    10.5 Worldwide distribution
    10.6 Summary
    Chapter 11: Design development and presentation
    11.1 Introduction
    11.2 Market research
    11.3 Sources
    11.4 Observation, visualisation and representation
    11.5 Theme boards and the presentation of ideas
    11.6 Summary
    Chapter 12: Testing and appraisal
    12.1 Introduction
    12.2 Fibre, yarn and cloth identification
    12.3 Colour, strength, stretch and abrasion
    12.4 Flammability and absorption
    12.5 Suitability for purpose
    12.6 Summary
    Chapter 13 Further considerations
    13.1 Introduction
    13.2 Research and development
    13.3 Examples of product innovations
    13.4 Sustainability and ethical manufacture
    13.5 Smart textiles
    13.6 Summary
    Chapter 14: In conclusion

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    Professor Michael Hann (BA, M.Phil, PhD, FRSA, FRAS, FTI) holds the Chair of Design Theory at the University of Leeds. He is also Director of ULITA – An Archive of International Textiles, an important international archive (and, in the context of this book, a rich source of illustrative material). He has published across a wide range of subject areas, has made numerous key-note addresses at international conferences, and is an acknowledged international authority on the geometry of design. He has held adjunct, visiting or invited professorships at institutions in Belgium, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea and China. Recent book publications include: Structure and Form in Design (Berg, 2012), Symbol, Pattern and Symmetry (Bloomsbury, 2013) and Stripes, Grids and Checks (Bloomsbury, 2015). A co-authored treatise entitled Patterns: Design and Composition (Routledge) is anticipated for publication in 2019, as is the single authored work The Grammar of Pattern (Taylor and Francis)