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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
eg. Shoes…

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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…

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ORIGINS OF FIBRES
Natural fibres

Where the fibres come from either animals or plants.

Cotton

Produced by the seed balls of the cotton plants

Wool

Produced mainly by sheep which are shorn every year

Silk

Silk is produced by silk worms (from the cocoons of the…

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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-…

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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…

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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.

Characteristics…

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