Shapeable Stretch Textiles via Simple Weaves for Seamless Woven Fashion

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1715-1724
Journal / PublicationTextile Research Journal
Volume79
Issue number18
Online published15 Jul 2009
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2009
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

This paper proposes approaches to create shaped woven textiles (SWTs) for seamless woven fashion by designing diverse simple weaves and applying their dimensional changes. A widespread stretch material (spandex) was selected as the main fillings for shape changes. The research introduces the four design parameters of simple weaves for stretch fabrics. Twenty types of specimens in two different configurations of the stretch fillings were then produced. Correlations between the four parameters and dimensional changes of simple weaves were investigated. With respect to dimensional and textural changes, experimental results indicated corresponding divergences of specimens made by the different simple weaves and two types of configurations of fillings. By integrating these shape changeable weaves via jacquard designs, several practical creations illustrated the sculptural capabilities of shaped textiles and aesthetical attributes. This research contributes to the integrated design and manufacture of future woven textiles and fashion. © 2009, SAGE Publications. All rights reserved.

Research Area(s)

  • dimensional changes, seamless woven fashion, shaped weaving design, stretch, three dimension

Citation Format(s)

Shapeable Stretch Textiles via Simple Weaves for Seamless Woven Fashion. / Wang, Xueqin; Ng, F.M.C.; Hu, Jinlian; Seto, Yu-cheung.

In: Textile Research Journal, Vol. 79, No. 18, 12.2009, p. 1715-1724.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review