Fabric Upholstery Blends, contents & weave in Interior Design

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Information about Fabric Upholstery Blends, contents & weave in Interior Design

Published on February 12, 2014

Author: JenniferHein

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Textile Introduction to Fabric Upholstery Blends, textile contents & weave in Interior Design, Production weaves, commercial industry content blends for durability.

Fabric Upholstery Qualities : Weave, Contents & Finish for Interiors INTR –Admin Tex- ID Scanned

Prof. Hein Guide-FABRIC PROPERTIES introduced to be used in every assignment. CONSIDERATIONS FOR SELECTING TEXTILES A) Aesthetics: Elements of Design, Design principles B) Functional performance: Durability, Color Change C) Health & safety: attraction to Micro-organisms (mold), pests(moths, beetles…) Safety: Static Electricity, fire resistance D) Economic Considerations: Costing, Cost effectiveness (life cycle), Initial cost, Use life, final cost E) Unconscious Needs Of Users a- Environmental Considerations: (Ex: wool in damp cold, climate: cottons or silks in dry, arid or hot climates ) b- Sensory Perception (WARM (red-yellow) or COOL (green, blue-violet colors), c- Visual Perception, soft, clean, smooth

Poly Textured Yarn Hopsack

Poly plain weave

Trevira Poly Jacquard

Poly Crepe Weave

Light Weight Poly Crepe

Poly Texture Crepe

Expanded CONSIDERATIONS FOR SELECTING DURABLE TEXTILES B) Functional performance: Durability, Color Change B1) Durability Functional Performance major criteria for performance: Durability & maintenance is determined by: B2) Fabric Construction: fiber & yarn, yarn twist & staple length Ex. Plain weave (over, under, over, under, woven construction) Twill weave, diagonal slanted lines Ex. more expensive fabrics contain shorter staple silk & wool = less durable (ex. bonded backing for durability).

70%Cotton-30% Poly Cotton for softness, Poly for strength

Poly Boucle – Texture Yarn

75%Poly, 25%Cotton Poly-strength, Co- soft hand

Matelasse Brocade 1820’s vest

FABRIC QUALITIES Fabric Design Characteristics Such As: Texture, Pattern, Luster / Sheen, Fabric Qualities that do not cause: pilling & fuzzing, static electricity & hand (feel)

Zefron Finish Nylon for cleaning Twill Design for stretch & durability

Zefron Finished Nylon

Poly Knit

MicroNylon- New Tech

90%Wool 10%Nylon Wool for warmth, softness nylon Warp for strength

3 BlendCo, Rayon, Poly

Woo, Poly, Nylon

COST CONSIDERATIONS FOR SELECTING TEXTILES 1- COST- Economic Considerations 2- COSTING / ACTUAL COST is determined by: Accurate cost, fabrication & installation price, ancillary (secondary) materials, maintenance 3- LIFE CYCLE COSTING is determined by Initial cost factors that include a)Yardage requirements (ex.bar stools/ dining chairs) b) Durability –Wyzenbeek rub test, vs. animal use c) cost per yd. ($60-150) more expensive fabric usually shorter staple length=less durable d) length of use life e) final cost factors: installation, construction

Poly, Co, Rayon

Acrylic, Poly, Cotton

4 Blend- Rayon, Si, Co, Poly

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