This all-in-one text and swatch book focuses directly on the unique needs of students in fashion design, merchandising, and product development. One of the essential components of a successful swatch book is having fabric samples and all pertinent information regarding fabric identification on the same page.
Swatch Reference Guide for Fashion Fabrics is an all-in-one text and swatch book that focuses on the unique needs of students in fashion design, apparel manufacturing and merchandising, and product development.
Using simple, direct language, Swatch Reference Guide to Fashion Fabrics, 2nd Edition is an all-in-one text and swatch book intended for both students of textile science and for anyone in the fashion industry: product developers, stylists, buyers, designers, and more. One of the essential components of the swatch book is the presentation of fabric samples and all pertinent information regarding fabric identification on the same page. Preprinted mounting boards for each fabric sample include: Fabric Name, Fiber Content, Yarn Construction, Count, Coloration, Finishes, Weight, and List of Characteristics. End of chapter activities help readers organize and classify information--plus an included pick glass lets users examine and magnify fabrics. Through the text and swatches, readers will learn the inherent performance properties and construction of fibers and yarns. This invaluable reference brings together a wide variety of information into one volume, enabling users to spend less time trying to connect the dots and more time applying the concepts.
Swatch Reference Guide for Interior Design is a complete learning tool for interior fabrics. An all-in-one text and swatch book, it is replete with 145 contemporary swatches relevant to the field of interior design. This reference offers all the pertinent information needed for fabric identification, analysis, acquisition, and usage. Through the text and assembly of the kit, readers will learn all the essential performance properties of fibers, knits, finishes, and more. This resource will be an invaluable tool throughout any interior designer's career.
This easily navigable resource provides over 125 swatches of the most recognized and widely used varieties of fabric, including natural fabrics such as cottons, silks, wools, and linens as well as artificial and synthetic fabrics like acetates, lyocells, nylons, and metallics to encourage consideration of not just the aesthetic appeal of various fabrics but also their structure, feel, and weight. Bound into a hardcover book, with descriptions and contextual illustrations alongside them, the fabrics are in their raw state, before bleaching, dying, or finishing, so that their properties can be observed without the distraction of color or pattern. With information on fibers, basic construction of fabrics, weights, construction, and weave comparison, the book will help student fashion designers to make informed textile choices based upon an understanding of raw materials together with the processes that make up a fabric. A useful glossary defines key terminology. The book will be useful for anyone who works with fabrics and is the ideal companion to the Fabric for Fashion book.
With the increasing emphasis on textiles as a major global industry, this edition continues the tradition of meeting the needs of both students and professionals. Amongst other new material, Cohen and Johnson address the effect of textiles and textile products on the environment throughout the text.
“Designers, we’re going to Mood!” More than 10 years ago, Tim Gunn and Project Runway introduced millions of viewers to New York’s ultimate fabric mecca, Mood Fabrics. Now, the experts behind this fabric power- house bring their fabric and fashion know-how—plus their behind-the-scenes stories—to the sewing public. The Mood Guide to Fabric and Fashion is the ultimate guide for home-sewers, fashion students, aspiring designers, and Project Runway fans who want to learn everything they need to know to choose and use quality fabric. Drawing upon the expertise of the Mood staff, the book teaches readers the fundamentals—from where fabric is produced to the ins and outs of its construction—and features a fabric-by-fabric guide to cottons and other plant fibers, wools, silks, knits, and other specialty fabrics.
Fabric For Fashion: The Complete Guide is the only book specifically for fashion designers to explain the behavior and properties of different fabrics. Fashion design is largely determined by how the fabrics work, move, feel and look. The most successful fashion designers are those who understand their materials, who match design skill with technical knowledge. This book bridges that gap by providing a mix of practical information and industry vocabulary, visually examining generic fabric types, discussing the characteristics of fabrics and showing how to exploit materials to push the boundaries of design. With stunning color photographs that show how fashion designers, both past and present, have worked with fabrics, the book's prime objective is to stimulate creative exploration of the relationship of fabrics to fashion.