The Primary Structures of Fabrics (Paperback)

An Illustrated Classification

By Irene Emery

Thames & Hudson, 9780500288023, 341pp.

Publication Date: June 19, 2009

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Based on years of study of a huge range of fabrics produced by hand or by strictly limited mechanization, its essential strength is its universality. In this monumental work, the structures and the descriptive terms applied to them are clearly presented according to their logical relationships to each other, moving from the simplest to the most complex. The book is divided into three parts: the raw materials of fabric structures (filaments and fabric elements); the fabric structure themselves, whether felted or made from interworked yarns; and structures such as stitches or appliqu .