Fabric Reference

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9780133496635: Fabric Reference

In Fabric Reference, Humphries presents a comprehensive, up-to-date guide to fabric construction and performance using an accessible, non-technical approach. This quick, at-a-glance reference includes valuable information on textile fibers; yams; fabric construction; finishing, including dyeing and printing; fabric care and assessment; ecology; and the use of metric units.

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A guide to the fabrics of today and tomorrow making the field of textiles accessible to anyone, even if they don't have a degree in organic chemistry. Humphries (Fellow, Institute of Textile Science) introduces basic terms and fibers (both natural and manufactured), yarns, fabric construction, fabri

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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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Mary Humphries
Published by Prentice Hall College Div (1996)
ISBN 10: 0133496635 ISBN 13: 9780133496635
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1

Book Description Prentice Hall College Div, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 1. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0133496635

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