Fabric For Fashion The Complete Guide

Author: Clive Hallett
Editor: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 9781780673349
Size: 14,36 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Fabric For Fashion: The Complete Guide is the only book specifically for fashion designers to explain the behavior and properties of different fabrics. Fashion design is largely determined by how the fabrics work, move, feel and look. The most successful fashion designers are those who understand their materials, who match design skill with technical knowledge. This book bridges that gap by providing a mix of practical information and industry vocabulary, visually examining generic fabric types, discussing the characteristics of fabrics and showing how to exploit materials to push the boundaries of design. With stunning color photographs that show how fashion designers, both past and present, have worked with fabrics, the book's prime objective is to stimulate creative exploration of the relationship of fabrics to fashion.

Fabric For Fashion

Author: Clive Hallett
Editor: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 9781780672335
Size: 13,77 MB
Format: PDF
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This easily navigable resource provides over 125 swatches of the most recognized and widely used varieties of fabric, including natural fabrics such as cottons, silks, wools, and linens as well as artificial and synthetic fabrics like acetates, lyocells, nylons, and metallics to encourage consideration of not just the aesthetic appeal of various fabrics but also their structure, feel, and weight. Bound into a hardcover book, with descriptions and contextual illustrations alongside them, the fabrics are in their raw state, before bleaching, dying, or finishing, so that their properties can be observed without the distraction of color or pattern. With information on fibers, 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. A useful glossary defines key terminology. The book will be useful for anyone who works with fabrics and is the ideal companion to the Fabric for Fashion book.

The Complete Guide To Natural Dyeing

Author: Eva Lambert
Editor: Interweave
ISBN: 9781596681811
Size: 13,66 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Exploring natural and foolproof dyeing techniques--to coincide with the high demand for organic and rustic approaches to fiber arts--this colorful guide expertly utilizes the many modern and traditional methods intrinsic to creating beautiful fibers. Demonstrating that the use of natural dyes to create fabric, yarn, or fiber can be simple, eco-friendly, and surprisingly affordable, this thoughtful instructional is ideal for quilters looking to give their projects an edge, spinners searching for an eco twist, and knitters on a quest for that perfect color of yarn--all of whom will learn how different natural dyes will affect the colors obtained on various mediums and how to mix dye baths for unique results. Including comprehensive lists for measuring, weighing, and dyeing; step-by-step sequences to simply and concisely explain techniques for collecting and preparing dyestuff; and methods for both solid and semisolid dyeing, this quintessential dyeing manual provides novices and seasoned artists alike with plenty of thoughtful inspiration to get creative the natural way.

Fashion For Profit

Author: Frances Harder
Editor: Harder Publications
ISBN: 9780972776318
Size: 14,97 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Fashion For Profit - A professional's complete guide to designing, manufacturing & marketing a successful line of clothing.Everything you need to know when starting your own business. Reviewed and validated by experts from within each specific crucial area of design, product development, finance, production through to sales and marketing of a product.Examples from readers' recomendations posted on website: www.FashionForProfit.com "Loved this book so much and found it so valuable. As did someone else I know and now I can't find it! Anyway, thanks for the great advice and guidence!" Reorder from Amy from Atlanta, GA

Pattern Drafting For Fashion Draping

Author: Teresa Gilewska
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781408153901
Size: 18,30 MB
Format: PDF
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Draping is an art without rules as such, but to master it, you must understand the relationship of fabric to the body. It allows for freedom of garment design, and the opportunity to create customised clothing. Pattern-drafting for Fashion: Draping is the definitive guide to draping techniques and pattern design. Understanding grainlines and the effect they have, on not only the drape of the fabric and seams when being stitched, but also the stretch and therefore fit of a garment, is essential. Then you need to understand the complicated task of how to transfer your draping into pattern form. Once removed from the stand, you will need to know how to put the garment back together, and how to make adjustments to the pattern that won't alter your idea, but will work when you actually stitch it up. This book contains key chapters on understanding fabrics, grainlines and bias cutting, translating designs into patterns, making adjustments, constructing the lining, and finishing with zips, buttons and buttonholes. Pattern-drafting for Fashion:Draping is about problem solving and provides a complete guide to how to how to achieve fantastic draping techniques and adapt these to the crafting of perfect patterns.

Fashion Design

Author: John Hopkins
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 2940411522
Size: 18,74 MB
Format: PDF
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Fashion Design: The Complete Guide is a stylish introduction to the fashion business. From the research process to the fashion market, this is an exciting springboard into the industry.

Wrapping With Fabric

Author: Etsuko Yamada
Editor: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462916120
Size: 12,95 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Wrap anything from a wine bottle to a yoga mat with this practical Japanese fabric-wrapping book. Long before today's eco-friendly philosophy of "reduce, reuse, recycle" entered America's collective consciousness, furoshiki—the Japanese method of wrapping things with fabric—flourished as a time-honored and practical art form. In Wrapping With Fabric, Etsuko Yamada—born into a long-line of furoshiki makers in Kyoto—explains the "one cloth, many uses" ideology behind the craft, the etiquette of color and the craft's fascinating history. From there, she shares the myriad ways in which a few basic techniques can transform a simple square of cloth into an elegant wrapper. Use your folded fabrics to: Gift-wrap anything from books to flowers Bundle up a picnic Tote items around Use as a handbag or backpack Make into a pillow covering Create decorative coverings for vases, tissue boxes, and more A quiet reminder that opportunities for artistry are everywhere around you, Wrapping With Fabric is the craft book that makes it easy to bring a touch of grace and ingenuity to everyday life—and help preserve the environment, too.

Classic And Modern Fabrics

Author: Janet Wilson
Editor:
ISBN: 9780500515075
Size: 19,64 MB
Format: PDF
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Documents all the major types of fabric in circulation today and includes a brief definition of the fabric, notes on fabric structure, and a list of uses for that fabric.

The Complete Photo Guide To Slipcovers Pillows And Bedding

Author: Karen Erickson
Editor: Creative Publishing international
ISBN: 1610584201
Size: 15,67 MB
Format: PDF
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Learn how to make slipcovers to fit all different styles of furniture with The Complete Photo Guide to Slipcovers, Pillows, and Bedding. From making simple seat cushions for wooden chairs to complicated covers for sleeper sofas, this comprehensive, how-to reference covers all the options and teaches all the essential skills. Readers can easily access information with step-by-step directions and hundreds of color photos for clear understanding, and inspiring home interior photography shows slipcovered furniture pieces in real home settings. Inside, you'll find: —Duvets —Pillows —Shams —And more!

Singer The Complete Photo Guide To Sewing 3rd Edition

Author: Nancy Langdon
Editor: Creative Publishing International
ISBN: 1589238974
Size: 17,33 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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SINGER: The Complete Photo Guide to Sewing, 3rd Edition,is the one reference every sewer needs. Its 312 pages and 1,200 photographs cover every aspect of fashion and d�cor sewing. Choose the right tools and notions, use conventional machines and sergers, perfect your fashion sewing and tailoring, and produce lovely home d�cor projects. Step-by-step instructions for basic projects like pillows, tablecloths, and window treatments are included. Both beginning and highly skilled sewers will turn to this book again and again. The third edition of this ultimate guide is updated with new photography and the latest innovations in sewing products and techniques. Learn how to: - Get the most out of your sewing machine. - Take proper measurements (of people as well as of windows and tables). - Read and understand commercial sewing patterns. - Alter store-bought patterns for a perfect fit. - Achieve thoroughly professional results.