ID130 Week 3 Assignment 1 Transforming Surface Appearance Embellishing Fabric Surfaces - the purpose of this technique is to create items such as needlepoint pictures, quilts, doilies, crewel pillow covering, and soft sculptures on curtain fabrics or tabletop accessories (Textiles). This technique is accomplished by many techniques such is needle point stitching also referred to as canvas embroidering which is where yarn is used to cover all or part of the fabric. Improving the Quality and Serviceability of Structural Features Reducing Pilling – Piling is something that occurs when abrasive forces cause fibers to roll up in minute balls that cling to the surface of the fabric, pilling can be reduced by singeing. Singeing is when small gas flames are used to burn away loose fibers (Textiles). Some fabrics like those made of thermoplastic fibers cannot be singed because the heat would melt the fabric. Instead hot, smooth metal plates are used to soften and shrink the fibers so they can be sheared from the surface. Wool and silk fibers also aren’t singed because it leaves a crusty residue when exposed to flames. Engineering Functional Performance Increasing Water Repellency – Silicones compounds are used to reduce the rate at which water is absorb. These compounds do not offer much protection against oily soiling and staining. The use of these compounds is fading in favor of the use of fluorocarbon compounds which provides both water and soil resistance (Textiles). Sources Amy, Willbanks, Oxford Nancy , Miller Dana, and Coleman Sharon. Textiles for Residential & Commercial Interiors. third. Fairchild Books, 2010. 143-155. nPrint.
For the next 10 weeks your daughter will be taking a course in Fabric Technology, during which time she will be designing and making a bag. The aim of the course is to familiarise the students with the design process and teach them to use the sewing machine safely.
Your daughter will design the bag she is to make, and make her own pattern at school.
Your daughter will require:
fabric – woven, no stretch….
FIBRE TO FABRIC
1. Match the following statements:
(a) Polyester (i) Strongest fibre
(b) Nylon (ii) high moisture absorption
(c) Wool (iii) Can not tolerate hot iron
(d) Cotton (iv) Longest natural fibre
(e) Silk (v) Poor heat conduction
2. State whether the following statement are true or false:
(i) Fibre is the basic unit of all fabrics.
(ii) Filament are short fibres.
(iii) Jute is the outer covering of coconut.
(iv) Silk is prepared from….
Velvet is a fabric with a short and closely woven nap. The production of velvet varies between two methods. One uses a double-cloth construction in which two shifts of fabric are woven with long threads joining them together. After the double fabric is woven, the center threads are cut, producing two pieces of velvet. The second method of producing velvet uses wires. During the weaving the yarn is lifted over the wires to form the pile. After removing the wires theyarn is cut to form the….
* Cotton is grown all over the world but the biggest cotton-growing nations are China, India, the United States, Brazil and Pakistan. After the flowers of the cotton plant have blossomed they fall off and a round green seed pod called a cotton boll remains. The cotton boll ripens in the sun and its cellulose fibers expand until they ripen and burst out of the boll. At this point the cotton plant is ready to be harvested.
* Although cotton used to be picked….
FibersFibers and fabrics play a large role in everyday recreation applications. A fiber is a hair-like strand of material. “They are the smallest visible unit of a fabric and are denoted by being extremely long in relation to their width. Synthetic fibers are man made from chemicals. They are generally based on polymers and are stronger than natural and regenerated fibers. Synthetic fibers are the result of extensive research by scientists to improve on naturally occurring animal and plant fibers”….
It refers to any material made through weaving,knitting,spreading,crocheting or bonding that may be used in productionof further goods(garments etc).
->it is used in clothing purpose mostly.
->it is used in industrial as well as scientific purpose.
->it is used in household purposes.
->it is used in making day to day products.
->it is used in making even footwear these days.
Types of fabrics
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Shui Fabrics: Critical Analysis of a Global Problem
Shui Fabrics is a China based fabric company that is a 50%-50% joint venture between a Chinese company and U.S. Textile manufacturer. At present, it produces dye and coat fabric for both domestic as well as international market. There will be a discussion of differences between American and Chinese perspectives on Shui Fabrics ' ROI by using the Global project dimensions. Along with this, a strategy will be also discussed to addressing….
Rana, Erec C.
SHUI FABRICS: A CASE STUDY
Low return on investment is the main problem of Shui Fabrics as to US standards. It has stuck to 5% for three years and the Rocky River President expects 20%.
To increase the return of investment of Shui Fabrics to 20% or better.
III. ANALYSIS OF RELEVANT FACTS
1. Shui Fabrics is a 50-50 joint venture between the US textile manufacturer….