Five days of texiles

Course overview

This course is a must for anyone wishing to gain in-depth textile knowledge in a very
short space of time. The course gives a deep understanding of fibres, yarns and fabrics, their design and construction in all areas including clothing, fashion, household and interior textiles.

Delegates will come away feeling confident in understanding textiles and will be able “to hold their own” when dealing with those involved in the textile industry.

Course structure

Day 1

• Classification and properties of fibres

• Market share and trends

• Physical, morphological and behavioural properties

• Production of the main natural and man-made fibres

• Classification of yarns

- introduction

- different processes:

linen, cotton, woollen & worsted

• Continuous filament yarns


Day 2

• Yarn count

- different count systems

- count from package

- count from woven and knitted fabrics

- count as received and count at correct regain

• Nonwoven fabrics

- introduction

• Knitted fabrics

- warp and weft kitting

- knit stitches

- knitted fabric analysis

- needle types

- different knitting machines

- garment styles

- garment production
 







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Day 3

• Mill visit to view textile processing machinery

• Weaving & woven fabrics

- principles of weaving

- constructional design

- colour and weave effects

- fabric analysis

- sett


Day 4

• Fabric preparation

- different processes involved

• Printing techniques

- screen

- rotary screen

- transfer

- digital

• Finishing methods

• Different finishes

• Dyeing

- dyes & dyeing methods

- dye fixing

• Colour fastness

• Colour measurement


Day 5

• Fabric specifications

• Performance requirements

• Performance evaluation

• Test methods

• Care labelling

 

Contact email

training@leeds.ac.uk

Contact phone

0113 343 37858