A quality reference style text with an excellent and diverse range of fabric swatches. With an underpinning of textile technology and in a format which explains fundamental fabric characteristics, the reference file book imparts all the necessary detail for students to learn the construction, analysis, properties and functionality of each swatch in one short descriptive summary . It is an essential text for any textile or fashion undergraduate who needs to understand the construction and properties of commercial fabric types; be it in their own design work, or with a view to a career in commercial design as a buyer or range developer . I am an undergraduate tutor who teaches this subject regularly and it is an excellent resource that can then be built upon by students to create their own archive file of commercial fabrics. I would recommend this book is produced for interior and technical textile swatches also. Highly recommended. -- Julie Brennan, University of Ulster Belfast, UK
About the Author
Deborah E. Young, MFA, is an Assistant Chair of the Textile Science Department at Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM), Los Angeles. She is responsible for textile curriculum development in the areas of fashion, product development, merchandise marketing, and apparel manufacturing. Her curriculum focuses on the practical application of textiles for the fashion industry at large. The approach features new teaching methodologies that include a rigorous program of learner-centered activities designed to stimulate student participation and increase comprehension and retention. As an award-winning textile artist, she has developed specialized textile processes to achieve her vision. These unique textiles have been exhibited nationally and internationally. She is a member of the International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) and American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC).