From Fibre to Fabric

The Ultimate Guide to Soft Furnishings


Author: Wilhelmine Van Aerssen,Chris Halsey

Publisher: Clearview

ISBN: 9781908337405


Page: 272

View: 7794

The essential technical knowledge needed to make the right choices about all aspects of soft furnishing.

Textiles and Fashion

Materials, Design and Technology


Author: Rose Sinclair

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0857095617

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 894

View: 4404

This major textbook is designed for students studying textiles and fashion at higher and undergraduate level, as well as those needing a comprehensive and authoritative overview of textile materials and processes. The first part of the book reviews the main types of natural and synthetic fibres and their properties. Part two provides a systematic review of the key processes involved first in converting fibres into yarns and then transforming yarns into fabrics. Part three discusses the range of range of finishing techniques for fabrics. The final part of the book looks specifically at the transformation of fabric into apparel, from design and manufacture to marketing. With contributions from leading experts in their fields, this major book provides the definitive one-volume guide to textile manufacture. Provides comprehensive coverage of the types and properties of textile fibres to yarn and fabric manufacture, fabric finishing, apparel production and fashion Focused on the needs of college and undergraduate students studying textiles or fashion courses Each chapter ends with a summary to emphasise key points, a comprehensive self-review section, and project ideas are also provided

Fibre & Fabric

A Record of American Textile Industries in the Cotton and Woolen Trade


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Textile fabrics

Page: N.A

View: 7331

Soft Furnishings


Author: Chris Jefferys

Publisher: New Holland Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781780095141

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 7236

Soft furnishings are a quick and easy way to change or update a room. It could be the simplest thing, a throw over a sofa or some new cushions. There are of course some more complex soft furnishing projects where the wide choice of fabrics available will make it possible to change to a new scheme at a fraction of the cost of buying ready made items.


Sew Everything Workshop : the Complete Step-by-step Beginner's Guide


Author: Diana Rupp

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 9780761139737

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 248

View: 7121

A how-to manual for sewing beginners covers how to choose and use equipment and materials, laying out fabrics and patterns, and tricks and advice for cutting and sewing.

Fabric for Fashion: The Complete Guide

Natural and Man-made Fibers


Author: Clive Hallett,Amanda Johnston

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781780673349

Category: Design

Page: 272

View: 2523

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.

A Passion for China

A Little Book about the Objects We Eat From, Live with and Love


Author: Molly Hatch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910463338

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 320

View: 8686

Beautifully produced book on ceramics which explores the family stories and fascinating history revealed by some of these treasured pieces.

Professional Soft Furnishings


Author: Wendy Shorter

Publisher: New Holland Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781847735119

Category: House & Home

Page: 160

View: 4765

"A hard-working manual packed with all the soft furnishings techniques you'll ever need to know ; A comprehensive reference chapter precedes nine practical projects for the home ranging from simple to more complex undertakings ; Accessible language used alongside clear step-by-step photography make this the perfect guide for soft furnishings enthusiasts."--p.[4] of cover.

Clothing Technology

... from Fibre to Fashion


Author: Hannelore Eberle,Elke Gonser,Hermann Hermeling,Marianne Hornberger,Roland Kilgus,Renate Kupke,Dieter Menzer,Andrea Moll,Werner Ring

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783808562260

Category: Clothing trade

Page: 316

View: 1699

"Clothing Technology" has been thoroughly revised. It is designed for specialists in the clothing industry: sewers, finishers, cutters and men's and women's tailors. But it can also be used in master courses or engineer courses, design colleges, polytechnics and in the textile trade, either as course book or as a work of reference. [].

Tufted Carpet

Textile Fibers, Dyes, Finishes and Processes


Author: Von Moody,Howard L. Needles

Publisher: William Andrew

ISBN: 0815519400

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 267

View: 5481

This book combines Von Moody's original work and research in the carpet industry with the well respected 1986 textile source book, Textile Fibers, Dyes, Finishes, and Processes: A Concise Guide, by Howard L. Needles to produce a unique practical guide on all aspects of the preparation, manufacture, and performance of carpet. It addresses the structure and properties of fiber, carpet construction, coatings, dyes, finishes, performance, and recycling, among other topics. This volume is an indispensable reference for all practitioners in the carpet industry.

Mary's Household Tips and Tricks

Your Guide to Happiness in the Home


Author: Mary Berry

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0718185455

Category: House & Home

Page: 368

View: 5079

One of the Guardian's TOP TEN READS for Christmas 'It's practical AND beautiful . . . almost like it's an ideal gift . . .' Graham Norton, BBC Radio 2 Britain's best-loved cook and national treasure Mary Berry lets readers in on her very own household secrets . . . A comprehensive, beautifully illustrated guide that shares her greatest tips on how to care for your home. 'This book is a collection of skills I've learned for running a home. Gleaned from years of practical experience, along with all the hints that friends and family have imparted to me, I hope it will be a helping hand' - Mary Berry Inside you'll find . . . A KITCHEN KNOW-HOW for the heart of your home - Freezer tips - Organize your food - CLEANING & CONFIGURING YOUR HOME - Create cleaning products from store cupboard items - LAUNDRY & WARDROBE WISDOM - Banish moths from your home for good - Remove stains from every kind of fabric - get green fingered with GARDENING & FLOWERS - Bring greenery into your home even without a garden - Create beautiful flower arrangements - And finally master the art of HOSTING & ADDING THE EXTRA TOUCHES for sparkling parties at home. Easy to use, practical and gorgeously illustrated, Mary's Household Tips & Tricks covers everything from Mary's golden rules for baking to her favourite flowers for each season, from how to polish silver to whether tea should be poured before or after milk. With secrets for accomplishing the most challenging home-keeping tasks with ease, Mary's wonderfully simple book will help turn any house into a home. 'The Queen of British baking has whipped up a recipe for home happiness' The Independent 'A domestic goddess' The Daily Telegraph

The New Fabric Magic


Author: Melanie Paine

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Limited

ISBN: 9780711209954

Category: House & Home

Page: 216

View: 6641

The ultimate guide to designing and creating soft furnishings.

Illustrated Guide to Home Forensic Science Experiments

All Lab, No Lecture


Author: Robert Bruce Thompson,Barbara Fritchman Thompson

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1449334474

Category: Law

Page: 448

View: 4963

Have you ever wondered whether the forensic science you’ve seen on TV is anything like the real thing? There’s no better way to find out than to roll up your sleeves and do it yourself. This full-color book offers advice for setting up an inexpensive home lab, and includes more than 50 hands-on lab sessions that deal with forensic science experiments in biology, chemistry, and physics. You’ll learn the practical skills and fundamental knowledge needed to pursue forensics as a lifelong hobby—or even a career. The forensic science procedures in this book are not merely educational, they’re the real deal. Each chapter includes one or more lab sessions devoted to a particular topic. You’ll find a complete list of equipment and chemicals you need for each session. Analyze soil, hair, and fibers Match glass and plastic specimens Develop latent fingerprints and reveal blood traces Conduct drug and toxicology tests Analyze gunshot and explosives residues Detect forgeries and fakes Analyze impressions, such as tool marks and footprints Match pollen and diatom samples Extract, isolate, and visualize DNA samples Through their company, The Home Scientist, LLC (, the authors also offer inexpensive custom kits that provide specialized equipment and supplies you’ll need to complete the experiments. Add a microscope and some common household items and you’re good to go.

Bast and Other Plant Fibres


Author: Robert R. Franck

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780849325977

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 397

View: 9659

Environmental concerns have regenerated interest in the use of natural fibers for a much wider variety of products, including high-tech applications such as geotextiles, and composite materials for automotive and light industry use. Covering minor as well as major fibers produced worldwide, Bast and Other Plant Fibers analyzes flax, hemp, jute, kenaf, ramie, sisal, coir, and nettle, and provides an index of fiber-yielding plants. Each chapter examining chemical and physical structure, fiber, yarn and fabric production, dying, handle and wear characteristics, economics, and environmental, health and safety issues. A comprehensive set of tables makes it easy to compare the physical and chemical characteristics of different fibers.

A.T.A. Journal


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Textile industry

Page: N.A

View: 6345

Constructing Architecture

Materials, Processes, Structures


Author: Andrea Deplazes

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3764371900

Category: Architecture

Page: 508

View: 859

Now in its second edition: the trailblazing introduction and textbook on construction includes a new section on translucent materials and an article on the use of glass.

The Encyclopædia Britannica

Or, Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature ...


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: N.A

View: 7383