GCSE Textiles Exam Revision Notes

Just my notes that I've made so far for revision. They're kinda detailed (I like to make sure I know it!) but they help with anythign you need to know.

I'm still writing them so I'll update it when I add more, if you want a specific topic just ask :)

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GCSE TEXTILES EXAM REVISION
GCSE TEXTILES
EXAM REVISION
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GCSE TEXTILES EXAM REVISION
TEXTILE COMPONENTS
Component Uses Advantages
Covered Buttons Cushions Can provide an interesting
Curtains contrast or blend in with
Bed linen background
Stud fastenings Jackets Quick and easy to use
Waistbands
Bag fastenings
Eyelets Often used where lacing is used Firm when closed, roomy when
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GCSE TEXTILES EXAM REVISION
PRODUCTION TYPES
Off-the-peg
-Clothes are made in a limited range of sizes (often UK size 6-20)
-Cheaper to make and buy because they are in standardised sizes
-Sizing allows production to be fast and efficient (generally batch)
Job Production (one-off/individual)
-Item made to a brief, or a specific clients request
-Involves highly skilled workers
-Product often takes a long time to complete
Repetitive Flow
-Relies on producing a high number of products to lower costs
-Production is broken down into subsections…read more

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GCSE TEXTILES EXAM REVISION
ORIGINS OF FIBRES
Natural fibres
Where the fibres come from either animals or plants.…read more

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GCSE TEXTILES EXAM REVISION
Acetate
Also a regenerated fibre like viscose from wood pulps
KNITTED FABRICS
Weft Knitting
Weft knitted yarns are knitted in horizontal rows with horizontal ribs on the wrong side of the fabric and
v-shaped loops on the face (right side).
Generally used for single- and double- jersey items, e.g. T-shirts and sports shirts and also knitted
sweaters.
Warp Knitting
Warp knitted fabrics are created using a series of interlocking loops or chains which run vertically along
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GCSE TEXTILES EXAM REVISION
WOVEN FABRICS
Woven fabrics are constructed using interlocking threads of yarn, and are produced on a machine called
a weaving loom.
Types of Weave
Twill Weave ­ creates a diagonal pattern where the weft yarns pass over and under either 2 or 4 warp
yarns. Used in denim.…read more

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GCSE TEXTILES EXAM REVISION
Jacquard Weave ­ a complex woven fabric made on a specific type of loom called a jacquard look which
is often controlled by a computer. The fabrics made by this are often very expensive and are high quality.
Used for rich furnishings and formal wear.…read more

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