Second Semester started last week! I was startled by the realization again that I go to fashion school, by the fact that every boy and girl at FIT was so well-dressed, compared to the fleece hoodies I saw back in Seattle over break.
Intro to Textiles. It is my FAVORITE class. The amount of information I’ve taken in the first two classes is overwhelming. A three hour class with no breaks, but it’s no problem for us because time passes by fast— and the pages of my notebook quickly fill up.
I really want to share this info, at least the bits & pieces I find the most fascinating. Our only homework is to study for the quizzes, so sharing what I’ve learned will help me study. I think I’ll keep them in order by calling them Textiles L.1 (“L” for “Lessons Learned”, and #’s in chronological order).
Cotton is not a fabric. It’s a fiber. Fiber and fabric often get confused, and they’re not the same thing. Fiber (imagine a cotton ball and what it looks like if you pull the fibers off) is spun/twisted into yarn, that then gets woven/knit into a “greige” (unfinished, color is between grey & beige) fabric. This fabric is finally dyed/printed, and ready to be made into a garment.