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Fibers to fabrics

Clive Hallett and Amanda Johnston
Laurence King

"Fabric for Fashion" is the complete guide for natural and man-made fibers by Clive Hallett and Amanda Johnston. The more you know about fiber, its qualities and properties, the better the end product. For knitters, weavers, crocheters, spinners and sewers, this book will help you to achieve your intended results. You will explore, indulge and learn to create though fiber.

The book is broken down into sections about animal, plant and man-made fibers. Learn about the characteristics of fibers and how to use them to their best advantage. Filled with useful information that is easy to comprehend and brimming with eye-catching photographs. It covers fibers to fabrics, color theory to color palette. An index and glossary are provided.

This is a fiberista's dream of fiber-art, fashion and textile knowledge. A beautiful book for designers or those who like to change up a pattern and make it their own. Once you understand how your fiber will behave, you can then work with it. Think of this book as a reference for your personal library.

A sneak peek below.

Wool Hallett and Johnston


The locks of wool, scoured, washed and dyed are from a Wensleydale sheep. Felting wool dates back hundreds of thousands of years.The red dress is made from felted merino wool.

Fibers to Fabrics
Fibers to Fabrics Hallett and Johnston

Fibers to Fabrics

This is an overview of the manufacturing process for natural fiber textiles. Detailed information on each fiber is given in the respective chapters. You will be introduced to intriguing and new fibers to try.

Wool Fiber
Wool Fiber Hallett and Johnston

Wool Fiber

There are two principle types of domestic sheep. Learn about the properties as well as the advantages. Thermal imaging shows how the wool cools the body as the ambient temperature rises and vice versa.