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Understanding Fabrics Fabric Construction

Course description

For any career in fashion an understanding of fabrics is a must. This fabric construction course looks at how the construction of different fabrics helps to determine their characteristics, quality and cost. You will gain an understanding of the production processes of weaving and knitting, including dobby and jacquard weaving and weft and warp knitting and the related terminology will be explained. This will give you the knowledge you need to grow your own creativity and explore the different uses of a wider variety of fabrics.

The basic weave and knit structures will be examined and a wide range of yarns and fabrics, including woven, knitted and non-woven fabric constructions will be available for you to study and experiment with.

Please note: our Understanding Fabrics courses are part of a series. We recommend you take the courses in the following order or have existing knowledge to the same level before progressing to the next course:

Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older.


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.

Available dates

Enquire about this course and we will contact you when new dates are published.


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

  • Notepad and pen


Your tutor will outline the course agenda in detail on day one of your course.



"The course was excellent. I was a little unsure about taking it initially as it was quite expensive, but I'm glad I did as it was good value for money. The tutor was very good at explaining things and answering our questions. She has very good knowledge of the subject. I hope to take another of her courses." - Katie, UK
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This Understanding Fabric Construction course looks at how the construction of different fabrics helps to determine their characteristics, quality and cost.

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