Best Reference Books – Design and Structure of Fabric

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Design and Structure of Fabric subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Design and Structure of Fabric along with reviews.

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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.

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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

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“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
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