- 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.