Course: Textile Materials

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Course title Textile Materials
Course code KDE/FDNM
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Manová Lenka, Ing.
Course content
Weeks 1 - 13 1st DIVISION OF TEXTILES - according to the shape, according to the way of sowing. 2nd TEXTILE FIBER RAW MATERIALS- natural and chemical fibers, their functional characteristics, combustion test. 3rd YARN - the names of basic textile raw materials, spinning semi-products and products, fineness of length yarns, conversion relations, processes of spinning, fancy yarn. 4th FABRICS - Definitions (fabric, warp, weft, weave, sett, tie point, rotate warp weave, weft weave, double bond), bonds of fabrics, types of bonds. 5th - 6th SCHEME of weaving loom - weaving cycle, the names of patterns of fabrics, cotton woven fabrics, flax fabrics, wool fabrics, silk fabrics. 7th KNITWEAR- definitions (knitted cloth, weft knitted fabric, warp knitted fabric, loop, noose, plain stitch, purl stitch), basic division of knits. 8th DIVISION of knitting machines and its operating system - making stitches on reed needle, shapes of knitted products. 9th NON-WOVENS - definitions of notions (non-woven textiles, mechanically bonded non-woven textiles, bonded and layered non-woven textiles, fibrous layer), the production process of non-woven textiles. 10th REFINING - preparatory work, bleaching, dyeing (selecting of appropriate colors, technological process) 11th PRINT - distribution of printing, technological process, selection of appropriate dyes, printing machines, special methods of printing, finishing of textiles. 12th GARMENT INDUSTRY - small textile preparation, distribution of clothing textiles, clothing materials separation. 13th KINDS of stitches, kinds of seams- sewing machine, small technical preparation, maintenance symbols. Teaching familiar with materials not typically clothing (eg, technical materials) that lately more and more beyond the fashion design and includes a basic knowledge of leather.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion, Lecture with practical applications, Discussion, One-to-One tutorial, Task-based study method, Students' self-study, Lecture with visual aids
  • Contact hours - 39 hours per semester
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 40 hours per semester
professional knowledge
No particular prerequisites specified.
learning outcomes
After completing the course, students will be able to distinguish the characteristics of textile materials in terms of their origin, material composition and weaving or knitting links. They will be able to determine what type and quality of fabric is suitable for a type of clothing. Students will understand the techniques of weaving, knitting, and non-woven textiles, distinguish characteristics of different fabrics and will be able to recommend the most suitable materials.
teaching methods
Lecture with visual aids
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
Task-based study method
Students' self-study
One-to-One tutorial
Lecture with practical applications
assessment methods
Written exam
Skills demonstration during seminar
Individual presentation at a seminar
Continuous assessment
Recommended literature
  • Textil žurnál: fakta a trendy pro odborníky. Praha: Československé odborné nakladatelství, 1992.
  • Breward, Ch. The London look: fashion from street to catwalk. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2004. ISBN 0-300-10399-9.
  • Dietz, Albert. Materials of Construction Wood, Plastics, Fabrice. New York: D. van Nostrand Comp., 1949.
  • Jarošová, E. ABCD o oděvu. Brno: Abria, 1995.
  • Kozlovská, H. Oděvní materiály I, II. Praha: Informatorium, 1998.
  • Šprync, E. Textilné materiály pre 1. až 3. ročník SOU. Bratislava: Alfa, 1991.
  • Teršl, Stanislav. Abeceda textilu a odívání. Praha : NORIS, 1994. ISBN 80-900908-7-7.
  • Velíková, E. Oděvní technologie III.. Praha: Informatorium, 2003.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art Fashion Design, specialization Clothing Design (3) Art and applied art 1 Summer
Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art Fashion Design, specialization Shoe and Fashion Accessories Design (3) Art and applied art 1 Summer