- An extensive textile dictionary that covers all essential fabric knowledge from different types of textile, fabric materials to finishing options.
- Textilepedia covers Fibers, Yarn, Weave, Knits, Lace & Netting, Non-woven & Felting, Hides, Finishings, Patterns & Colors.
- Make difficult-to-digest textile information easy to understand and apply.
- Practical and highly visual, suitable for all people in the fashion industry.
The Ultimate Textile Bible
Textilepedia is an extensive textile dictionary that covers all essential fabric knowledge – from deciphering different types of materials to understanding your finishing options. A balance between text and imagery; it acts as a quick easy-to-navigate guide – simplifying complicated fabric and fiber information using comparisons and relatable stories.
An Easy Guide for Fabric
TEXTILEPEDIA helps to provide answers for your fabric selection:
- Light or heavyweight?
- Rough or soft texture?
- Breathable or not?
- Easy to drape?
The book is here to answer all those questions – and then some.
- Why do fabrics have different widths?
- What makes a fiber or fabric elastic?
- Which fabrics are best for printing?
- Are all-natural fibers sustainable?
Packed with need-to-know information about textiles, Textilepedia is a benefit to an array of levels and roles within the fashion industry.
A Portable Textile Library
Textilepedia brings a comprehensive knowledge of textile applications to you. From how to choose fibers, the formation of yarns, the characteristics of common fabrics, and the effects of textile finishing, the book serves as an all-in-one textile information hub.
Visual Oriented - So Easy to Read
When it comes to understanding textiles, information can be tricky to digest – even for designers who work with materials and fabrics every day. That’s why we made sure Textilepedia is presented in a highly-visual, and easy-to-understand way. By incorporating clear and attractive images, illustrations, diagrams and icons, information is a breeze to read, understand, and remember.
Chapter 1 - Fiber
How to classify different types of fibers
The history, characteristics, and maintenance of individual fibers
Alternative substitutions for fibers
Common types of blended fibers
How to distinguish different fibers
Sustainable options for particular fibers
Chapter 2 - Yarns
Different yarn-spinning types and their pros and cons
How to calculate the yarn count in different yarn systems
Different types of ply and yarn twists
Common types of complex and textured yarns
Chapter 3 - Weaves
How to distinguish between different types of weaves
The thread count system
Principles of the weaving machines
Common woven fabric properties, applications, and variations
The stories of different woven fabrics
Common and alternative choices for particular fabrics
Chapter 4 - Knits
Types of stitches, wales, and courses
Yarn count choices for knitting fabrics
Different cutting types for knitted fabrics
The principles of knitting machines
The characteristics, common applications and a knitting diagram of the most common knitted fabric
Chapter 5 - Lace & Netting
Common types of laces
The lacing machine and the timeline of lace
The most common types of netting
Chapter 6 - Non-woven
Different production processes and the formation of non-woven fabrics
Common allocations for non-woven and felting fabrics
Chapter 7 - Hides
How to grade different types of leather
Classifications of different leathers
Characteristics of common leather types and their common applications
Chapter 8 - Finishings
Different dying processes and their properties
Different printing methods and how to choose the right one
Functional and aesthetic finishings for fabric enhancement
Chapter 9 - Pattern & color
Names of common patterns
Name suggestions for different fabric colors
Practicality comes first
We focus on presenting information using the most practical mindset possible, making knowledge easy to digest and apply. Skip the lengthy theory, and get straight to the information you need to know.
Textile Knowledge is the Foundation of Fashion Design
Fashion design is a combination of three important factors: imagination, fabrication, and execution. To ensure a strong fabrication foundation, knowledge of textiles is key. Not only is it the functional base of all your designs, but the stronger your understanding of textiles, the more you will be able to push the boundaries of creativity. Textilepedia will give you a head start in understanding textiles – and give you an edge in your fashion career.
Size: 14cm (W) x 21cm (H) x 3.3cm (D)
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