- ISBN 9780500515075
- 28.00 x 21.50 cm
- 834 Illustrations, 834 in colour
- First published 2010
‘Practically an encyclopedia … seemingly documents every fabric ever created’ – Cool Hunting
‘Definitive … this work will prove itself invaluable to a whole range of users such as design students, teachers, designers and historians’ – Sew Today
‘You’ll find more than dry detail and typical usage … a valuable addition to any textile bookshelf’ – Embroidery
This is the definitive reference guide to all the major types of fabric in circulation today, with more than 600 examples, from classic tweeds to state-of-the-art nano fabrics.
Ease of recognition is the book’s primary aim: each entry is written in an easy-to-follow format, including a definition, notes on structure, and a list of the fabric’s principal applications. Almost all examples are accompanied by a photograph and/or diagram designed to show defining characteristics at a glance.
The text contains a wealth of detail about patterns, history, and obsolete terms that the reader might still encounter. Combined with a comprehensive reference section, this unique work will prove itself invaluable to design students, teachers, designers, historians, manufacturers, buyers and merchandisers worldwide.
Also of interest
The Fashion Swatch Book
The Primary Structures of Fabrics: An Illustrated Classification
World Textiles: A Visual Guide to Traditional Techniques
Textiles – A World Tour: Discovering Traditional Fabrics and Patterns
Techno Textiles 2
Cashmere: A French Passion