Understanding Fabrics: Fibres and Fabrics

Understanding Fabrics: Fibres and Fabrics

Understanding Fabrics: Fibres and Fabrics

Understanding Fabrics: Fibres and Fabrics

Understanding Fabrics: Fibres and Fabrics

This one-day course has been specially designed for assistant buyers and designers from UK retail stores, and includes a mixture of theory and practical exercises, delivered by a textile technology expert.  The characteristics and properties of fabrics are to a great extent determined by the raw materials from which they are made: the fibres...

Taught by: Janet Wilson.

Description

This one-day course has been specially designed for assistant buyers and designers from UK retail stores, and includes a mixture of theory and practical exercises, delivered by a textile technology expert.  

The characteristics and properties of fabrics are to a great extent determined by the raw materials from which they are made: the fibres. This course explores how the fibre content of fabrics helps to determine their characteristics, quality and cost.   


The course includes:

  • The major natural and manmade fibres, their origins, properties and production will be examined and the related terminology explained
  • Suitable end uses for fabrics composed of the different fibre types will be discussed
  • New fibres, brands and different fibre blends are also discussed
  • You will learn how to recognise different fibres in fabrics and what to look for when sourcing

Also included is a practical analysis of various fabric samples and a detailed examination of fibres using microscopes.


Level:

Beginners. You should have an interest in the subject area and a desire to learn but no previous experience is required.


Booking:

Your course place is confirmed once you have booked online or via the phone using a credit or debit card. There is no deadline for booking. Places are offered on a first come, first served basis, and all courses have a maximum number of students. We suggest you book early to avoid disappointment.


Tutor information

Janet Wilson, CText FTI, has been a lecturer in the UK for over 25 years, teaching training courses for the clothing and retail industry. She has worked as a textile designer in the UK and Switzerland and specialises in the subjects of: woven fabrics, warp-knitted fabrics, weft-knitted fabrics, printed and dyed textiles, textile finishing, textile fibres and textile testing and quality. Janet is the author of Classic and Modern Fabrics: The Complete Illustrated Sourcebook, published in 2010. She continues to design fabrics on a freelance basis and is a member of the Textile Institute.



Materials

In order to fully participate in the practical exercises please bring the following materials/equipment to the first class:

  • A pen & notepad

Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
19/10/2016 - 19/10/2016Wednesday10:00 - 17:001 Day£250Available John Prince's St - W1G Add to Basket
21/03/2017 - 21/03/2017Tuesday10:00 - 17:001 Day£250Available John Prince's St - W1G Add to Basket