Fabric for Fashion: The Swatch Book (2nd Edition)

By Clive Hallett and Amanda Johnston

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  • Paperback
  • 50 colour illustrations
  • 88 pages
  • 10⅞ x 8 ins
  • ISBN 9781780672335
  • Published September 2014

This easily navigable resource provides 125 swatches of the most recognised 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, microfibers, metallics and soya fabrics, and fabrics made from alternative plant fibers 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.

About the Author

Clive Hallett is an associate lecturer in design management at The London College of Fashion as well as lecturing at several other fashion colleges. He has worked in the fashion industry since 1972 and has been a freelance design consultant since 1978.

Amanda Johnston is an associate lecturer in design and product development on the BA Fashion Products course at London College of Fashion. She has worked as a freelance design consultant since graduating from Kingston University in 1982. Amanda is also an external assessor for the degree courses at the London Centre for Fashion Studies.

Clive and Amanda have worked together as consultants within the fashion industry since 1982 having collaborated on numerous projects both in the UK and abroad.

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CONTENTS

Introduction

Animal Fibres
Wool
Silk

Plant Fibres
Linen
Cotton
Alternative plant fibres

Man-Made Fibres
Synthetic and artificial fibres

Useful Information
Working and sourcing fabrics
Fabric terminology

Frequently bought together