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Fabric for Fashion: The Swatch Book

Clive Hallett and Amanda Johnston


ISBN: 9781780672335
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With information on fibres, basic construction of fabrics, weights, construction and weave comparison, this book helps student fashion designers to make informed textile choices based upon an understanding of raw materials together with the processes that make up a fabric.
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ISBN: 9781780672335
ANNOTATION:
With information on fibres, basic construction of fabrics, weights, construction and weave comparison, this book helps student fashion designers to make informed textile choices based upon an understanding of raw materials together with the processes that make up a fabric.

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With information on fibres, basic construction of fabrics, weights, construction and weave comparison, this book helps student fashion designers to make informed textile choices based upon an understanding of raw materials together with the processes that make up a fabric.

Publisher Description

This easily navigable resource provides 125 swatches of the most recognized and widely used varieties of fabric to encourage consideration of not just their aesthetic appeal but also their structure, feel and weight. Natural fabrics such as cottons, silks, wools and linens are included, as are artificial and synthetic fabrics like nylons, polyesters, microfibres, metallics and soya fabrics, and fabrics made from alternative plant fibres like bamboo and hemp.

With information on fibres, basic construction of fabrics, weights, construction, and weave comparison, the book will help student fashion designers to make informed textile choices based upon an understanding of raw materials together with the processes that make up a fabric. The book will be useful for anyone who works with fabrics and is the ideal companion to Fabric for Fashion: The Complete Guide.

Author Biography

Clive Hallett has worked in the fashion industry since 1972 and has been a design consultant since 1978. He lectures at the London College of Fashion.

Amanda Johnston teaches on several fashion design courses at London College of Fashion. She has worked as a design consultant since 1982.

Review

"Invaluable fashion student resource. Includes 125 swatches of the most recognised varieties of fabric." The Bookseller's Buyers Guide

Product Details

Author
Clive Hallett, Amanda Johnston
Publisher
Laurence King
Language
English
ISBN-10
1780672330
ISBN-13
9781780672335
Media
Book
Year
2014
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Pages
88
Illustrations
50 colour illustrations
Edition
2nd
Short Title
FABRIC FOR FASHION 2/E
Format
Spiral
Subtitle
The Swatch Book, Second Edition
Publication Date
2014-09-15
Audience
College/Higher Education