Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to differentiate fibers and fabrics according to their specific characteristics and to select fibers and fabrics for specific applications. In addition, the student should be able to identify properties and characteristics of natural and man-made fibers, the properties and characteristics of yarns, fabric construction methods including weaving and knitting and various finishing processes including printing and dyeing. 3 hrs./wk.
Upon successful completion of this course the student should be able to:
- Use textile terminology correctly.
- Memorize the natural fibers, both cellulose and protein fibers.
- Memorize the man-made/manufactured fibers by generic name.
- Identify primary properties of the natural and man-made/manufactured fibers.
- Explain how fiber properties can be changed during fiber production, yarn construction, fabric construction and the functional and aesthetic finishing processes.
- Describe the fiber production processes and the effects of wear and care of these processes.
- Describe yarn production processes and the effects of wear and care of these processes
- Describe fabric production processes and the effects of wear and care of these processes.
- Describe the impact of production processes and selection of components on product performance and cost.
- State uses and care procedures of fibers and/or fabrics.
- Identify fiber, yarn and fabric types (i.e., name, structure, method of coloration and finishing treatments) based on visual analysis.
- Relate prices of fiber and fabric construction to cost of finished product.
- Describe current fashion trends in fibers, yarns, fabrics and finishes.