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Textile Design
Products and Processes

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ISBN 9780367313067
October 20, 2020 Forthcoming by CRC Press
264 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 fabrics have been explained and material is supported by glossary and explanation of processing stages from fibre to finished fabric. 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 fabric 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 fiber to finished fabric.
  • Discusses various stages of processing fibres and yarns.
  • Explains fibrous types, dyes, yarns and fabrics supported by relevant glossary.
  • Discusses explanations of both tactile and aesthetic appeal relating to 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)