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We have compiled the list of Best Reference Books on Fabric Design subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of best books on Fabric Design along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Fabric Design subject and came out with a recommended list of best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on “Fabric Design” as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

List of Fabric Design Books with author’s names, publishers, and an unbiased review as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books.

1. Design and Structure of Fabric

1. “Fabric Structure and Design” by N Gokarneshan

“Fabric Structure and Design” Book Review: This textbook serves the requirements of universities and polytechnics providing textile technology courses. The book discusses looms and loom mechanisms, woven design fundamentals, plain weaves, twill weaves, honeycomb weaves, huck-a-back weaves, crepe weave, bedford cords, welts and piques, mock leno weaves, backed fabrics, pile fabrics, extra warp and extra weft figured fabrics, double cloths, basic aspects of colours and its effect on weaves, special jacquards, and fabric relationships and cloth geometry. A glossary of important fabric terms, bibliography, appendix and an index is also provided at the end of the book.

2. “The Primary Structures of Fabrics: An Illustrated Classification” by Irene Emery

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“Fabric Structure and Design” Book Review: This textbook serves the requirements of universities and polytechnics providing textile technology courses. The book discusses looms and loom mechanisms, woven design fundamentals, plain weaves, twill weaves, honeycomb weaves, huck-a-back weaves, crepe weave, bedford cords, welts and piques, mock leno weaves, backed fabrics, pile fabrics, extra warp and extra weft figured fabrics, double cloths, basic aspects of colours and its effect on weaves, special jacquards, and fabric relationships and cloth geometry. A glossary of important fabric terms, bibliography, appendix and an index is also provided at the end of the book.

3. “Woven Fabric Structure Design and Product Planning (Woodhead Publishing India in Textiles)” by J Hayavadana

“Woven Fabric Structure Design and Product Planning” Book Review: This text provides organizational details of a woven fabric that gives a peek into primary, secondary and tertiary weaves. It starts with an introduction to fabric structure that discusses on the process of fabric formation, important parts of a loom, picker, general features of a fabric, elements of fabric, fabric shrinkage, weave repeat, elements of fabric structure, design or interlacement fashion, construction of elements of fabric structure, types of draft in weaving, straight draft, broken draft, and practical aspects of fabric designing. Classification of weaves and study of plain weave, twill weaves and their modification, sateen and satin weave, colour and weave effects, huck-a-back weave, mock leno and distorted effects, crepe surface and crepe weave (oatmeal), bedford cords and piques, ornamentation of fabrics. Each chapter is provided with illustrative examples, exercises, solved questions, MCQ, choose the correct answer, short questions, essay questions.

4. “Elementary Textile Design and Fabric Structure” by John Read
5. “Fabric Structure and Design” by Darshan Chaturvedi
6. “Design And Structure Of Fabric” by Clifton G Overholser
7. “Tensile Fabric Structures: Design Analysis and Construction” by Craig Huntington

“Tensile Fabric Structures: Design, Analysis and Construction” Book Review: This text discusses the range of tensile membrane forms and their applications, and the present state of knowledge concerning loading, form finding, and non-linear analysis of membrane structures. The topics included in this edition are history of tensioned membrane structure, mechanical, lighting and thermal properties of membrane materials, fire safety and durability of membrane materials, shape determination and analysis, fabrication and erection process, attachment to supporting structures, and structural design and aesthetics. A suitable text for structural engineers, architects and builders of tensile membrane structures.

8. “Fabric Structure-Simplified” by PriYank Goyal

“Fabric Structure Simplified” Book Review: Written in an easy format and student-friendly way, this text covers all the primary weaves. It takes through all the details of understanding the fabric structure from the beginner level. The contents of the book include elements of weaving, woven fabric parameters, introduction to fabric structure, how to read a design, creating drafting plan, lifting plan, systems of drafting, plain weave, mat, hopsack or basket weaves, satin and sateen weaves, diamond and diapers, honeycomb weaves, huck-a-back and mockleno, spot figuring, crepe weaves, corkscrew weave, bedford cords, welts and piques, stripes and check designs, fabric analysis, some common fabric descriptions, textile design software, and colour and weave effect. Each chapter provides illustrations and pictures which help in visualising the theory.

9. “Fine Fabric: Delicate Materials for Architecture and Interior Design” by Chris van Uffelen
10. “The Textile Arts: A Handbook of Fabric Structure and Design Processes” by Verla Leone Birrell and Helen R Lebaron
11. “Textbook of Fabric Science: Fundamentals to Finishing” by Sekhri Seema

“Textbook of Fabric Science: Fundamentals to Finishing” Book Review: This book is helpful for those who are interested in fabric science. Contents of the book include: Part I: Fundamentals: Introduction, Classification of Textile Fibres, Textile Fibre Composition, Fibre Properties, Part II: Fibres: Natural Protein Fibres, Natural Cellulosics, Regenerated Fibres, Synthetic and Inorganic Fibre, Part III: Yarns: Yarn Production, Yarn Properties, Part IV: Fabrics: Weaving, Knitting, Non-wovens and Other Methods of Fabric Construction, Part V: Finishing: Basic and Special Finishing, Finishing with Colour: Dyeing and Printing, Part VI: Consumer Concerns: Choosing Appropriate Fabric: Guidelines for Consumers Care and Maintenance of Fabrics, Part VII: Miscellaneous: Career Opportunities, Ten University Test Papers.

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2. Developments in Fabric Formation

1. “State Formation and the Establishment of Non-Muslim Hegemony: Post-Mughal 19th Century Panjab: Post – Mughal 19th Century Punjab” by Rishi Singh

“State Formation and the Establishment of Non-Muslim Hegemony: Post-Mughal 19th Century Panjab: Post – Mughal 19th Century Punjab” Book Review: The book explores some of the fundamental factors leading to the non-Islamic paradigm in the political and social fabric of Punjab. The book covers the state of Punjab under Maharaja Ranjit Singh. The book has an introduction section along with conclusion, appendices, glossary, index and bibliography.

2. “Fabric Formation” by Aftab Ahmed Khan
3. “Principles of Fabric Formation” by Prabir Kumar Banerjee

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“Principles of Fabric Formation 1st Edition” Book Review: This book is designed for junior/senior undergraduate-level students. The book aims to provide the minimum knowledge required for the formation of different types of textile fabrics. The advantages and disadvantages of each production has also been detailed. Every main fabric formation methods along with the process in each stage of formation have been elaborated upon.

4. “Textile Fibre And Fabric Formation” by Chitra Chowdhary

“Textile Fibre And Fabric Formation” Book Review: The book published by Crescent publishing provides a general overview of the fabric formation in the textile industry.

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