Introduction to Textiles, Thursday, February 20th (18.30 – 21.30)

Introduction to Textiles, Thursday, February 20th (18.30 – 21.30)


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Registration deadline: Monday, February 17th
Minimum number of participants: 5
Maximum number of participants: 15


At Social Fabric we use different type of fabrics: second hand jeans and old sails, wool-silk jersey and Tencel. But which material do you use for which style and final purpose?

What exactly is silk and is it easy to recognize organic cotton with the naked eye? What is ring-spun cotton? And how does a brushed surface, such as of flannel, come about? The differences are not always obvious, but they are crucial for quality, durability and use of each fabric, and simply also for whether we like a fabric or not.

This course explains the textile production chain and conveys the most important basics of fibers, fabrics and finishes. It explains which textile fibers are of natural origin and which are artificially made, how fibers are converted into yarns, yarns into fabric, and fabrics finished to achieve certain functionality.

In addition, the differences between woven, weft and warp knitwear are explained and the areas of application of the respective fabrics are considered. By touching and simply looking at various fabrics we examine composition, construction and purpose. The participants are given a grid to be able to assess the differences in terms of type and quality.

Instructor Ruth Knipping has many years of experience in the textile and clothing industry. After a practical and academic education (clothing tailor in the craft, Dipl.-Ing. Clothing Technology Design (FH)), she has successfully completed various positions in the industry with a focus on design, development and manufacturing.

The course costs CHF 55.