Natural and synthetic textile fibers, yarns, fabric construction, dyes, and finishes. Care and performance of textile fabrics for clothing and household use.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 2.0 Lab
 TaughtFall, Winter
 ProgramsContaining SFL 382
Course Outcomes

Content and Learning

Distinguish between fibers, yarns and fabrics.

Predict behavior of fabric based on fiber content, as much as possible without having studied finishes and dying. That is, they will be able to use fiber and yarn and weave or knit properties to predict behavior.

Choose among alternatives in the creation of simple yarns for specific purposes.

Distinguish a woven fabric from a knitted one.

Identify the basic weaves used in woven fabrics, and the 2 basic classes of knits, with several of the subclasses of common knits.

Utilize correct terminology for the many items and processes used in the textile industry.

Make choices among the many variables to create a particular fabric for a particular use.

Identify forty-six common fabrics on sight.