Tag: Textile

Fusible Interfacing

  Description/Application Fusible interfacing is used in garment construction. On one side of the interfacing is an adhesive that is activated by ironing; when applied, it adds stiffness...
By Carolyn Shafer
In Fashion

Canvas Paper

  Description/Application Canvas is a textile used as a base for painting. It is available in different weights and weaves. 1 Canvas paper are sheets of canvas bound...
By Carolyn Shafer
In Communications Design, Foundation, Painting

Canvas

  Description/Application Canvas is a textile used as a base for painting. It is available as a roll, board, or stretched over a wooden frame. Canvas can come...
By Carolyn Shafer
In Communications Design, Foundation, Painting

Chamois

  Description/Application Chamois is a soft leather cloth that is rubbed against the artwork to blend dry media such as charcoal and pastel. 1 Resources Chamois was traditionally...
By Carolyn Shafer
In Drawing, Foundation

Synthetic Textiles

    Description/Application Synthetic fabrics are man-made textiles deriving from oils, chemicals and natural gas. Examples of synthetic fabrics include polyester, acrylic, nylon, rayon, and acetate.   Resources...
By Carolyn Shafer
In Communications Design, Fashion, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Painting, Research, Sculpture

Semi-Synthetic Textiles

  Description/Application Semi-synthetic textiles are composed of fibers that come from solutions of natural polymer or derivatives from the natural polymer (most commonly, tree cellulose). An example of...
By Carolyn Shafer
In Fashion, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Printmaking, Research, Sculpture

Plant Fiber Textiles

  Description/Application Cotton, flax, ramie, hemp, jute, and other cellulosic fiber plants are all sources capable of producing textiles and fabrics that can be used to create knit,...
By Carolyn Shafer
In Communications Design, Fashion, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Painting, Research, Sculpture

Animal Fiber Textiles

  Description/Application Animal fibers consist largely of natural proteins. Examples include: silk, hair/fur, and feathers. Not all animal fibers have the same properties and can be sourced from...
By Katherine Story
In Communications Design, Fashion, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Painting, Research, Sculpture