Relief effects of woven elastic fabrics in view of crafted surfaces

Halaceli H.

World Conference on Design, Arts and Education (DAE), Antalya, Turkey, 1 - 04 May 2012, vol.51, pp.348-352 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 51
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.08.171
  • City: Antalya
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.348-352


The fashion silhouettes had been replaced by the material oriented hand-made looks of surfaces of the textile materials after the 1980s when the plurality of styles started to appear in fashion industry. Textile designers have begun to explore relief effects taking their inspirations from traditional craft techniques of pleating, printing, crochet, shibori and smocking. Nowadays, crafted textiles are highly popular due to their distinctive prominent appearance. In this study, a survey is executed to obtain relief effects on pictorial fabric surfaces by using elastic yarns combined with yarns of low elasticity, and with different weave structures such as brocade, double cloth, and overshot on hand jacquard weaving loom. As the pieces are hand-woven on jacquard loom, they reveal the weaver's respect to the craft of weaving. The paper concludes with the presentation of fabrics for use as clothing and with implications for fashion design. (C) 2012 Published by Elsevier Ltd. Selection and/or peer review under responsibility of Prof. Ayse Cakir Ilhan