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.
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