The Primary Structures of Fabrics: An Illustrated Classification


June 19, 2009

Irene Emery (author)

Publisher: Thames & Hudson; Illustrated edition (June 19, 2009)

Language: English

Paperback: 368 pages

ISBN-10: 050028802X

ISBN-13: 978-0500288023

Item Weight: 3.79 pounds

Dimensions: 9.1 x 1 x 12 inches

Irene Emery’s innovative construction of a comprehensive system for describing fabrics was recognized as a classic on its first publication in 1966.

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 appliqué. 376 b&w illustrations

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