This comprehensive survey of textiles from every region of the Indian subcontinent runs the gamut of commercial, tribal and folk textiles. The authors first place them in cultural context by examining the history, materials and various techniques - weaving, dyeing, printing and painting. They then give a detailed region-by-region account of traditional textile production, including chapters on Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. A dazzling array of images provides an unsurpassed visual account of the textiles, while a detailed reference section with further reading, museums and information on technical terms completes this essential guide.
Textiles have been made and used by every culture throughout history. However diverse--whether an ancient Egyptian mummy wrapping, a Turkish carpet, an Italian velvet, or an American quilt--all textiles have basic elements in common. They are made of fibers, constructed into forms, and patterned and colored in ways that follow certain principles. Looking at Textiles serves as a guide to the fundamentals of the materials and techniques used to create textiles. The selected technical terms explain what textiles are, how they are made, and what they are made of, and include definitions of terms relating to fibers, dyes, looms and weaving, and patterning processes. The many illustrations, including macro- and microscale photographs of a range of ancient and historic museum textiles, demonstrate the features described in the text.
'The Handbook of sustainable textile production' is a compilation of technical, economic, and environmental data from thetextile production chain. The book defines the principles of sustainability and its use in legislation and industry before going on to investigate the impact of textiles throughout the supply chain, starting with the raw fiber through to fabric production, consumption and disposal. It examines textile process technology and methods for specifying quality and functions in textile products in order to reduce textile waste and improve sustainability. The book investigates the series of Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs) carried out in the European textile industry. These studies comprise a range of processes from cotton growing, spinning and weaving to the recycling of textiles. The book contains a discussion on sustainable textiles from a product development and marketing perspective.
Volume III of WORSTED PREPARING AND SPINNING. (DRAWING AND SPINNING). THE subjects dealt with in this volume are worsted drawing, including differential bobbin winding and mechanism, or cone drawing; French drawing; throstle spinning of the flyer, cap, and ring types; twisting; warp winding, and warping. Two comparatively long chapters are devoted to the subject of mechanical doffers for flyer and cap frames, which will be found to be fully considered and extensively illustrated. This book is the product of many years of practical experience, teaching, observation, study, and technical conversations. Many of the earliest books on weaving, textiles and needlework, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.