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The textile arts : a handbook of weaving, braiding, printing, and other textile techniques

Author: Verla Leone Birrell
Publisher: New York : Schocken Books, [1973]
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Verla Leone Birrell
ISBN: 0805203907 9780805203905
OCLC Number: 764514
Description: 512 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Fabric formation and design --
Fabric formation --
Design form and structure --
Professional textile design and the designer --
pt. 1. Weaving --
History of weaving --
Weaving in ancient times --
Weaving in Europe during the Middle Ages --
Weaving during the Renaissance --
Weaving in the United States since 1800 --
II: Textile fibers and yarns and their uses --
Textile fibers --
Spinning and related processes --
Yarns and threads --
Calculating yarn needs for weaving --
Planning patterns and plotting drafts --
Preparation of the warp yarns for the loom --
Knots used in weaving --
Shuttles used in weaving --
III: Simple looms and their uses --
Free-warp looms --
Warp-weighted looms and twining techniques --
Card and frame looms --
Bow looms --
Back-strap looms --
Continuous-warp looms --
Hole-and-slot heddle looms --
Fixed-heddle looms --
Hole-board heddle looms --
IV. Belt looms and belt weaves --
Inkle looms --
Card-heddle belt looms--tablet weaving --
Bow belt looms --
Miscellaneous belt looms --
Pick-up pattern weaves for belt looms --
V. Rug looms and rug-making techniques --
Flat-surfaced rug and fabric weaves and their looms --
Pile-surfaced rug and fabric weaves and their looms --
Vertical rug looms --
Rugs made on regular foot-power looms --
Mechanically powered rug looms --
Nonwoven rug-making techniques --
VI. Mechanically operated looms --
Table looms --
Foot-power looms --
Multiple-harness and mechanical looms --
VII. Basic weaves --
Plain weaves --
Twill weaves --
Extra warp and weft pattern weaves --
Double-cloth weaves --
Open, lacelike weaves --
Tension and texture-treated weaves --
Combination weaves --
Planning patterns and plotting drafts for weaving --
pt. 2.: Nonweaving structural processes --
VIII. Nonwoven fabrics--the single-element processes --
Braiding and meshwork --
Looping techniques --
Knot work --
Lace --
Trimmings (passementerie) --
IX. Embroidery and needlework --
General directions for doing embroidery --
Embroidery stitches --
Types of embroidery --
pt. 3. Nonstructural ornamentation --
X. Dyes and dyeing processes --
Color--what it is --
Sources of dyes --
Properties of dyes --
Methods of handling yarns and fabrics during dyeing --
Dyeing procedures--for home and school use --
Formulas for dyes, dye-pastes, and paste-paints --
Mordants and mordant pattern dyeing and printing --
Discharge dyeing and printing --
Tie and dye work --
Batik --
XI. Textile painting processes --
Direct hand painting --
Stencil painting --
XII. Textile stamping and printing processes --
Stick-stamp printing --
Block printing --
Silk-screen printing --
Textile rotary press printing processes --
Fabric finishes.
Responsibility: Verla Birrell.

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