Fabric for Fashion:The Swatch Book

Fabric for Fashion:The Swatch Book : The Swatch Book

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This easily navigable resource provides 100 swatches of most recognized and widely used varieties of fabric, including cottons, silks, wools, and linens, to encourage consideration of not just the aesthetic appeal of various fabrics but also their structure, feel, and weight. Secured in an attractive ring-bound folder, with descriptions alongside them, the fabrics are in their raw state, before bleaching, dying, or finishing, so that their properties can be observed without thedistraction of color or pattern.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 70 pages
  • 235 x 281 x 47mm | 870g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 50 colour illustrations
  • 1856696693
  • 9781856696692
  • 87,011

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This pack contains 100 fabric swatches. Introduction Fibres to fabrics * Fibre to yarn * Basic textile constructions * Stretch fabrics * Fabric weights * Natural and synthetic/artificial comparisons * Similar weave- different fibres Plant fibres * Cotton * Linen Animal fibres * Silk * Wool Sustainable Fabric terminology
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About Clive Hallett

Clive Hallett is an associate lecturer in design management at London College of Fashion as well as lecturing at several other fashion colleges.
Amanda Johnston is an associate lecturer in design and product development on the BA Fashion Products course at London College of Fashion. Clive and Amanda have worked together as consultants within the fashion industry since 1982 having worked on numerous projects internationally.
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The perfect reference for fashion newbies that need to know what fabric is what. Perfect guide when buying fabric online so you know what you're getting. A great tool for fashion designers and sewers.show more
by Teagan Jacobs
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