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. This course explores how the fibre content of fabrics helps to determine their characteristics, quality and cost.
In order to fully participate in the practical exercises please bring the following materials/equipment to the first class:
- A pen & notepad
- 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.
Meet the Tutor:
Understand Fabrics - Fibres and Fabrics is a one day course 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.