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Ch 1: Textile Basics

About This Chapter

This chapter goes into the basics of textiles. You'll learn about the production and design of textiles while breaking down the related processes and functions of associated equipment.

Textile Basics - Chapter Summary

This chapter delves into several forms of textile production, processes and products. You'll learn the basics of how these materials are produced and used while exploring the processes and machinery involved. You'll have the chance to test yourself along the way with practice quizzes that you can attempt as many times as you see fit. By the end of the chapter, you can expect to have boosted your knowledge of:

  • What textiles are
  • What a textile designer does
  • What goes into textile engineering and production
  • How textile factories and mills funtion
  • What equipment is involved with textile manufacturing
  • The role of quality control in textiles
  • How textiles are used in art
  • What industrial products are made with textiles
  • How textiles are recycled

16 Lessons in Chapter 1: Textile Basics
What are Textiles?

1. What are Textiles?

Do you know what a textile is? Chances are pretty good you either used one today, sat on one, or at the minimum saw one. Find out what a textile is, examples of what one can be made of, and how.

What is a Textile Designer?

2. What is a Textile Designer?

We are so used to having textiles all around us, but we might not realize how much effort goes into creating them. In this lesson, we'll explore the role and duties of the textile designer and see how they help create the designs in our lives.

What is Textile Engineering?

3. What is Textile Engineering?

Every time you grab a shirt out of your closet, you're grabbing a product made in the textile industry. There are many important jobs in this industry, with one being a textile engineer. Come along as we learn about textile engineering.

What is Textile Production?

4. What is Textile Production?

Textile production is the process by which fibers, filaments, yarn, and thread - both natural and synthetic - are made. It also comprises the production of objects made with these materials. Both processes have their own steps for production. Let's examine them both.

What is a Textile Factory & Mill?

5. What is a Textile Factory & Mill?

Textiles are used in all areas of life, both at home and in businesses. In this lesson, you'll learn more about the basics of textiles and what textile factories and mills do.

Textile Mills: Process & Products

6. Textile Mills: Process & Products

Textile manufacturing is a global business and need. Textiles involve anything made of fabric, thread, yarn, and fiber. This means that everything from shoes to roof shingles can be considered a textile.

Textile Manufacturing: Machines & Equipment

7. Textile Manufacturing: Machines & Equipment

Textile manufacturing is a global industry, making the machines and equipment essential all over the world. This lesson will discuss the different types of machines and equipment used throughout the market.

What is Quality Control in Textile?

8. What is Quality Control in Textile?

Quality control in textiles is concerned with being certain a product meets performance standards and customer expectations. In this lesson, you'll learn more about quality control programs and how they're organized.

What is Textile Art?

9. What is Textile Art?

Have you ever sewn a stuffed animal or tried to knit a pair of slippers? Both of these projects use fibers in the process of making art. In this lesson, let's explore some basics about textile art.

Industrial Textile Products

10. Industrial Textile Products

Textiles are all around us. While we often think of clothing first, there are many other special textiles that keep those in certain industries safe. Come along as we learn all about industrial textile products.

What is Textile Recycling? - Process

11. What is Textile Recycling? - Process

The textile industry is essential for the world of today: it's required for clothing, roofing, and household goods. However, the industry is also known for its waste, which has inspired a need for new processes and recycling.

Textile Care Symbols

12. Textile Care Symbols

Textiles are a big part of our lives, so we'd better know how to take care of them. In this lesson, we are going to check out some of the most common symbols that tell us exactly how to care for the textiles we love.

Types of Textile Design

13. Types of Textile Design

Textiles are all around us. We wear them, sleep on them and use them to decorate our homes. But who designs them? In this lesson, explore types of textile design.

Clothing Construction: Terms, Basics & Methods

14. Clothing Construction: Terms, Basics & Methods

In this lesson, we'll introduce some important terms and basic methods for sewing your own clothing. We'll discuss taking measurements, tips for an easier sewing process, and finishing touches for a professional look.

Alizarin: Structure, Properties & Preparation

15. Alizarin: Structure, Properties & Preparation

In this lesson, you will learn about the chemical compound alizarin. The structure, properties, preparation and uses of alizarin will also be discussed.

Alizarin Red, Alcian Blue & Alizarine Yellow Staining Protocols

16. Alizarin Red, Alcian Blue & Alizarine Yellow Staining Protocols

Dyes such as alizarine red, alcian blue, and alizarine yellow are used to identify compounds. In this lesson, we will learn how the staining is performed.

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