1st Edition

Textile Design Products and Processes

By Michael Hann Copyright 2021
    268 Pages 201 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    268 Pages 201 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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.

      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


      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)