Fashionary: Textilepedia: The Complete Fabric Guide

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OVERVIEW

The Ultimate Textile Bible

Textilepedia is an extensive textile dictionary that covers all essential fabric knowledge – from deciphering different types of materials to understanding your finishing options. A balance between text and imagery; it acts as a quick easy-to-navigate guide – simplifying complicated fabric and fiber information using comparisons and relatable stories.

An Easy Guide for Fabric

TEXTILEPEDIA helps to provide answers for your fabric selection:

  • Light or heavyweight?
  • Rough or soft texture?
  • Breathable or not?
  • Easy to drape?
The book is here to answer all those questions – and then some.
  • Why do fabrics have different widths?
  • What makes a fiber or fabric elastic?
  • Which fabrics are best for printing?
  • Are all-natural fibers sustainable?
Packed with need-to-know information about textiles, Textilepedia is a benefit to an array of levels and roles within the fashion industry.

 


DETAILS

A Portable Textile Library

Textilepedia brings a comprehensive knowledge of textile applications to you. From how to choose fibers, the formation of yarns, the characteristics of common fabrics, and the effects of textile finishing, the book serves as an all-in-one textile information hub.

Visual Oriented - So Easy to Read

When it comes to understanding textiles, information can be tricky to digest – even for designers who work with materials and fabrics every day. That’s why we made sure Textilepedia is presented in a highly-visual, and easy-to-understand way. By incorporating clear and attractive images, illustrations, diagrams and icons, information is a breeze to read, understand, and remember.


THE CHAPTERS

Chapter 1 - Fiber

 

  1. How to classify different types of fibers
  2. The history, characteristics, and maintenance of individual fibers
  3. Fiber shortcodes
  4. Alternative substitutions for fibers
  5. Common types of blended fibers
  6. How to distinguish different fibers
  7. Sustainable options for particular fibers

 

Chapter 2 - Yarns

 

    1. Different yarn-spinning types and their pros and cons
    2. How to calculate the yarn count in different yarn systems
    3. Different types of ply and yarn twists
    4. Common types of complex and textured yarns

 

Chapter 3 - Weaves

 

  1. How to distinguish between different types of weaves
  2. The thread count system
  3. Principles of the weaving machines
  4. Common woven fabric properties, applications, and variations
  5. The stories of different woven fabrics
  6. Common and alternative choices for particular fabrics

 

Chapter 4 - Knits

 

  1. Types of stitches, wales, and courses
  2. Yarn count choices for knitting fabrics
  3. Different cutting types for knitted fabrics
  4. The principles of knitting machines
  5. The characteristics, common applications and a knitting diagram of the most common knitted fabric

 

Chapter 5 - Lace & Netting

 

  1. Common types of laces
  2. The lacing machine and the timeline of lace
  3. The most common types of netting

 

Chapter 6 - Non-woven

 

  1. Different production processes and the formation of non-woven fabrics
  2. Common allocations for non-woven and felting fabrics

 

Chapter 7 - Hides

 

  1. How to grade different types of leather
  2. Classifications of different leathers
  3. Characteristics of common leather types and their common applications

 

Chapter 8 - Finishings

 

  1. Different dying processes and their properties
  2. Different printing methods and how to choose the right one
  3. Functional and aesthetic finishings for fabric enhancement

 

Chapter 9 - Pattern & color

 

  1. Names of common patterns
  2. Name suggestions for different fabric colors

 


DETAILS

Practicality comes first

We focus on presenting information using the most practical mindset possible, making knowledge easy to digest and apply. Skip the lengthy theory, and get straight to the information you need to know.


GALLERY

Textile Knowledge is the Foundation of Fashion Design

Fashion design is a combination of three important factors: imagination, fabrication, and execution. To ensure a strong fabrication foundation, knowledge of textiles is key. Not only is it the functional base of all your designs, but the stronger your understanding of textiles, the more you will be able to push the boundaries of creativity. Textilepedia will give you a head start in understanding textiles – and give you an edge in your fashion career.

Postage

We are committed to providing our customers with the highest level of service and convenience. That's why we are proud to offer Royal Mail Tracked 24 and 48 services as well as UPS services for all of our products.

When you make a purchase with us, you can rest assured that your order will be shipped using only the most reliable and secure shipping methods available. We work closely with Royal Mail and UPS to ensure that your products are delivered on time and in perfect condition. All orders are dispatched from Monday -Friday. Orders placed after 10AM Friday will be dispatched Monday morning. 

With Royal Mail tracked services, you can track your order every step of the way, from the moment it leaves our warehouse to the moment it arrives at your doorstep. You will receive regular updates on the progress of your shipment, so you always know exactly where your products are and when they will arrive.

Similarly, with UPS services, you can enjoy the benefits of reliable and fast delivery. UPS provides fast and secure shipping, with the added convenience of tracking and proof of delivery services.

We take great pride in our products and want to ensure that they reach our customers in perfect condition. That's why we use only the most reliable and trusted shipping methods available, so you can have complete peace of mind when you make a purchase with us.

Whether you are ordering a sample, accessories, or stashing your fabric cravings from our store, you can be confident that your products will be delivered to you quickly, safely, and securely. We believe that this level of service is essential in providing our customers with the best possible shopping experience.

Prices

Here's a table to help you easily understand our shipping rates:

Rate name Condition Price
Next Day (order by 10AM) £10.00 GBP
Premium Free Tracked Shipping £50.00 and up Free
RM Tracked 24 £12.01–£49.99 £4.99 GBP
RM Tracked 24 £0.00–£12.00 £4.25 GBP
RM Tracked 48 £0.00–£12.00 £3.99 GBP
RM Tracked 48 £12.01–£49.99 £4.25 GBP
Royal Mail 24 £0.00–£2.00 £1.99 GBP
Royal Mail 48 £0.00–£2.00 £1.49 GBP

If you need next day delivery, simply place your order by 10AM and select the Next Day option for a rate of £10.00 GBP.

For orders over £50.00 GBP, we offer Premium Free Tracked Shipping, which is completely free of charge.

If your order falls below £50.00 GBP, we offer a range of Royal Mail and RM Tracked options to suit your needs. Our RM Tracked 24 rates are £4.99 GBP for orders between £12.01–£49.99 and £4.25 GBP for orders between £0.00–£12.00. Our RM Tracked 48 rates are £4.25 GBP for orders between £12.01–£49.99 and £3.99 GBP for orders between £0.00–£12.00.

Alternatively, we offer Royal Mail 24 and Royal Mail 48 options for smaller orders, with rates of £1.99 GBP and £1.49 GBP respectively for orders up to £2.00.

We believe in providing affordable and reliable shipping options to all of our customers, so you can always choose the option that best suits your needs and budget. If you have any questions about our shipping rates or policies, please don't hesitate to get in touch with our friendly customer service team.

 

At Fabriques, we are committed to providing our customers with high-quality fabrics and excellent customer service. We understand that sometimes customers may need to return an item, and we have established a 30-day returns policy to ensure that the process is easy and hassle-free.

If for any reason you are not satisfied with your purchase, you may return it to us within 30 days of the original purchase date for a full refund or exchange. Please note that the fabric must be in its original condition and packaging, and must not have been used, washed, or altered in any way.

To initiate a return, simply bring the fabric and your receipt to our store. Our friendly staff will be happy to assist you in processing the return or exchange. If you are unable to visit our store in person, please Contact us by phone or email or chat to make alternative arrangements.

Please keep in mind that we cannot accept returns on custom orders or special orders, as these are made specifically to your specifications and cannot be resold. Additionally, we cannot accept returns on clearance or sale items, as these are sold as-is and cannot be returned.

We take pride in our fabrics and stand behind the quality of our products. If you have any concerns or questions about our returns policy, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are always happy to help and want to ensure that your experience with our fabric store is a positive one.

You can initiate your return HERE

 

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