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Introduction to Clothing – Fabric Knowledge

26th October 2017

Fabric Knowledge


The taught element of this module will include a significant amount of ‘hands-on’ practical work allowing delegates to leave with a reasonable understanding of fabric construction and characteristics.

Who is this course suitable for?

The course is suitable for anyone who works with or needs an understanding of fabrics. Although the module is geared towards apparel and fashion accessory end uses, it also benefits those involved in other applications of fabric such as protective work wear, household textiles etc. The course is intended for those involved in design, product development, garment technology, manufacture and fashion buying.

At the end of the course delegates will:

  1. Appreciate that there is a huge variety of natural and manufactured fibres available for inclusion in fabrics, together with a knowledge of some important fibre properties
  2. Recognise basic yarn structures
  3. Be able to distinguish between woven, knitted and nonwoven structures
  4. Understand the need for manufacturers to fully consider the choice of fibre content, yarn and fabric construction for specific end-uses
  5. Have a basic understanding of the processes available for introducing colour and pattern into fabric to enhance the saleability of textile products.
  6. Have a basic understanding of some finishing processes available to enhance fabric end-use potential.

Introduction to Clothing – Booking Form 2017

  • Member: £320 (inc. VAT)
  • Non-member: £400 (inc. VAT)
  • Student: £198 (inc. VAT)


26th October 2017
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Sarah Smith
0161 237 1188


The Textile Institute Headquarters
8th Floor St. James building
Manchester,M1 6FQ
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