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Textile Science I/II

Textile Science I/II
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Textile Science I - Students study fibers, yarns, and fabrics, and acquire a practical understanding of how each affects the appearance and performance of the textile product. Issues of sustainability are examined as they relate to the cultivation and production of fibers. Students learn to make fabric choices based on an understanding of the woven structure and knowledge of individual fabric properties.
Required for Fashion Design majors.


Textile Science II - Students study knit construction, its design possibilities, and how it affects the performance of the fabric and finished product. Students knit swatches using a variety of stitches, combining yarns and varying gauge. Other topics include dyeing, printing, and finishes as processes that affect the aesthetic appeal of the finished product, and as functional finishes that enhance performance. The impact of these processes are examined.
Required for Fashion Design majors.
Lab Fee: $25