Flashcards in Fabric construction Deck (10):
What are two ways of making non-woven fabrics
What are the properties of plain weave fabrics?
Hardwearing, smooth, strong
Cheap and used for furnishing
Cotton based fabrics
What are the properties of twill weave fabrics
Stronger and better drape
What are the properties of satin weave fabrics
The floats catch light making it shiny
What are the properties of weft knitted fabrics?
Stretchy but loses its shape
What are the properties of warp knitted fabrics?
Stretchy but keeps it shapes
cheaper to produce
What are the advantages of using woven fabrics?
dont fray due to the selvidge
Stretch on the diagonal bias
What are the advantages of non-woven fabrics
Can be made from a range of weights
Can be cut in any direction as it has no straight grain
Cheap to produce
Do not fray
What is bonding?
Webs of fibres glued for interfacing