Constructed Textiles


All fabric, whether high-tech or traditional, is made by bonding or felting, weaving or knitting fibres together — using hand, power or digital tools. The fibres may be synthetic or natural. Whether the intention is to make 50,000 or 1 metre of fabric, a choice has to be made between bonding or felting, weaving, or knitting.

These notes examine and discuss the social, cultural, historical and economic circumstances in which fabrics are made. How students’ practical work can be developed in response to their understanding of the way people of their own, and other times and cultures, have used these techiques is also considered. See preview

The 25 images and 39 pages in this e-book offer concise information, teaching ideas and the opportunity for fresh and creative thinking about the subject.

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