The Fashion Designer's Textile Directory: The Creative Use of Fabrics in Design

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SKU:
9780500294147
Author:
Gail Baugh
Publisher:
Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date:
2018-03-29
Format:
Paperback
illustration info:
with over 500 illustrations
Pages:
320
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Here is the fabric and textile directory that dressmakers and fashion designers everywhere have been waiting for. This book is like having your own personal shopper - able to recommend fabrics to suit the effects you want to achieve, show you how the fabric will perform, and tell you the best ways of using it.

- Organized by function: do you want a fabric for structure, fluidity and movement, added volume, definition or decoration? This book works in such a way that you can view the fabric as the medium from which the garment design can be achieved right from the beginning.

- Each textile in the directory is accompanied by samples of the fabric presented so that its properties come alive, allowing you to really understand how a fabric might behave.

- The chart section at the back of the book includes essential guides to fibre properties, fabric structure and weight, fabric characteristics and end use.