Humphries, Mary Fabric Reference

ISBN 13: 9780130105752

Fabric Reference

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9780130105752: Fabric Reference

For courses in Fashion Design/Production; Interior Design; Clothing and Textiles; and Visual Merchandising.

In Fabric Reference, Humphries presents a comprehensive, up-to-date guide to fabric construction and performance using an accessible, nontechnical approach. Fabric Glossary—a companion text to Fabric Reference—features one- to three-page descriptions of major “name fabrics” and categories, plus detailed listings of which fabrics are suitable for many end uses in both clothing and interiors. Over 125 main Fabric Files discuss all aspects of fabric makeup—fibers typically used, characteristics of yarn and fabric construction, plus the significance of finishing procedures, including coloring by dyeing and printing, to define some 600 names and terms.

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Fabric Reference, fourth edition

Mary Humphries


Mary Humphries has nearly sixty years of experience in the textile field, working in industry, communications, and education. Her textbook provides up-to-date information on this fast-moving, highly technical field. Fabric Reference covers all of the elements that go into making a fabric, offering the most-current information in a condensed format, presented in clear language and well-illustrated.


Fabric Reference includes lists of  links to its companion dictionary and swatch book, Fabric Glossary. Review Questions and Investigations for each main section encourage and further the essential application of technical information as study progresses. A unique perspective on textile science is presented by leading the reader from the detailed technical discussion of fibers, yarns, fabric constructions, and finishes covered by all texts to a consistent focus on the actual fabrics. Fabric Referencewill continue to serve as a valuable reference–even after a course of study is completed–in almost any area of work involving fabrics.


Besides covering the basics of how fabrics behave and why, Fabric Reference provides extensive information on care, testing, SI units, and textiles and ecology.

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