SWATCH REFERENCE GUIDE FOR FASHION FABRICS

5th Edition

Deborah E. Young

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HARDBACK + STUDIO

ISBN:
9781501373244
Published:
FEB 23, 2023
Companion Study Tools ISBN
Studio 9781501373213

For Students

Hardback + Studio coming soon ($175.00)

For Instructors

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Please note that exam/inspection copies and instructor resources are only available to instructors and faculty staff at recognized institutions.


What's in the book

The Book

This all-in-one text and swatch book offers current and high-quality fashion fabric samples alongside vital information like fabric name, fiber content, yarn construction, count, coloration, weight, uses, characteristics, and comparisons to other fabrics. The textbook with activities, 210 exclusive fabric samples, Quick Reference Guide tables, pre-printed mounting boards for quick access to all swatches, and an 8x metal pick glass are all contained in a sturdy three-ring binder. Step-by-step instructions and hands-on assignments help students to apply their knowledge about fabric identification and use for specific garments, encouraging deeper learning through this workbook approach.

New to this Edition
-New fabric and yarn samples and more technical and performance fabrics, for a total of 210 swatches that reflect current trends in the industry
-Expanded coverage of knits, socially responsible market practices, and sustainable alternatives
-Discussions on the circular economy and recycling in every chapter
-Stain Removal Guide with instructions for fabric care

STUDIO Features Include
-Watch video tutorials that bring fabric swatch exercises to life
-Study smarter with self-assessment quizzes featuring scored results and personalized study tips
-Review concepts with flashcards of terms and definitions
-Apply knowledge through additional assignments and labs

Instructor Resources
-Comprehensive Fabric Chart lists swatch number, fiber content, yarn construction, fabric structure, fabric name, count, stage of dye or print, weight, and visible finishes for each of the swatches from the text
-PowerPoint® slides include front, back, and 10x magnified views of all swatches from the text labeled by fabric and fiber type
-Instructor's Guide provides sample course outlines, answer keys to quizzes and exams, additional assignments, and tips for overcoming common obstacles
-Test Bank contains chapter quizzes with multiple exams covering both the chapter text and the swatch board information



Table of Contents

Preface
How to Use the Swatch Reference Guide for Fashion Fabrics
Acknowledgments
Chapter 1-- The Textile Cycle: From Fiber to Fashion
Chapter 2-- Fiber Classification: Natural Fibers
Chapter 3-- Fiber Classification: Manufactured Fibers
Chapter 4-- Fiber Classification: Synthetic Fibers
Chapter 5-- Yarn Classification
Chapter 6-- Plain Weaves
Chapter 7-- Plain-Weave Variations: Basket and Rib Weaves
Chapter 8-- Twill Weaves
Chapter 9-- Satin Weaves
Chapter 10-- Complex Weaves
Chapter 11-- Pile Weaves
Chapter 12-- Knit Fabrics
Chapter 13-- Specialty Weft Knits
Chapter 14-- Warp Knits
Chapter 15-- Minor Fabrications
Chapter 16-- Textile Color
Chapter 17-- Printed Fabrics
Chapter 18-- Fabrics Defined by Finishes
Appendix: Quick Reference Guide Tables
Swatch Boards



About The Authors

Deborah Young is based at The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, USA.

Format:
Hardback + Studio
Edition:
5th
Imprint:
Fairchild Books
Illustrations:
68 bw illus