'This updated version of the bestselling Fabric for Fashion: The Swatch Book, includes additional swatches, new close-up photography to show fabrication, yarn windings as well as finished fabric swatches and more!
This unique resource with 142 swatches and yarns of the most recognized and widely used varieties of fabric encourages consideration of not just fabric’s aesthetic appeal but also their structure, feel and weight. Natural fabrics such as cottons, silks, wools and linens are included, as are a wide range of manmade ones including alternative plant fibers like bamboo and hemp.
With accompanying information on fabrication, weights, and construction, this 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.
About the Author
Amanda Johnston has over thirty years' experience as a design consultant. She is curator at The Sustainable Angle and in this role curates for the Future Fabrics Expo, delivers brand advisories and speaks at conferences internationally. Amanda also teaches at London College of Fashion, and presents at institutions including Central Saint Martins, the Royal College of Art and the Council of Fashion Designers of America.
Clive Hallett is a freelance design consultant and has worked in the fashion industry for over forty years. He has lectured at the London College of Fashion, Northumbria University and, as a guest, at many other universities and institutions including the Victoria & Albert Museum. Clive has also worked for the World Health Organization on development programs for industry.