February 4, 2015
Horses show emotions every day just as humans do, and they have specific
ways of displaying their emotions in ways that we can understand them. I'd like to use
my childhood horse Mac. Mac and I had a very special r
Being that I'm one of the lucky people in this world whose had the chance to work
with a wide variety of animals I've seen the incredible ways animals communicate with
us and how we communicate with them. The first ani
A Basic Explanation of Grain Lines
Grain lines are a generally unnoticed aspect of the garment, that is until they are either used in
the wrong way and cause fit problem, or used in interesting ways to mould the fabric in different
ways to the body. Somet
absorbs water with out feeling wet (wool)
does not absorb water
if stained hard to clean
sheen caused by light reflected fro a fibers surface
ability of a textile to return to its original shape after bendin
Defines the form and shape of a garment
Empty area in which shape, line, color, texture, and pattern subdivide.
Elements of Design
Ex. Angular, Curve, Bell, Rectangular,
DESIGN AND COLOUR
The elements and principles of design are the building blocks used to create a work of art. The
elements of design can be thought of as the things that make up a painting, drawing, design etc.
Good or bad - all paintings will contain mos
Color is the impression on the brain transmitted through the biological mechanisms in the human
eye resulting from sensations caused by light. Visible light is wavelengths of electromagnetic
radiation that can be perceived by the eye.
In the Too Muc
fabric as it comes off the loom, knitting machine, or whatever machine made it, before it is
bleached, dyed, or otherwise finished.
may last for the life of the product, but its effectiveness diminishes with use or age; wrinkle
A color transfer by rubbing
-used to test colorfastness
Results when a color runs when immersed in liquid
When a fabric is dyed and then printed over top of the dye
Lasts the lifetime of the item
Types of Colors
Red, yellow and blue are the primary colors. Primary colors are the most basic colors. You can't
make them by mixing any other colors. Orange, green and purple are the secondary colors. A
secondary color is made by mixing two primar
Monochromatic and Achromatic color
Monochromatic and Achromatic color scheme. What is monochromatic.
The monochromatic color scheme uses variations in lightness and saturation of a single color.
This scheme looks clean and elegant. Monochromatic co
Plain Seams This is the most commonly used seam and the easiest to sew.
With right sides of fabric facing, sew a line of stitching to secure.
Sew 1/4" to 5/8" from the edge of the fabric.
There are several ways to finish plain seams. How you f
When a dye is applied directly to the fabric without the aid of an affixing agent, it is called direct
dyeing. In this method the dyestuff is either fermented (for natural dye) or chemically reduced
(for synthetic vat and sulfur dyes) before
2 main types of special use fibers
protective & elastomeric
example of protective fiber
example of elastomeric fiber
spandex or rubber
describe wool under the microscope
describe mohair under the microscope