Studio practices for shaping and heat-setting synthetic fabric


Show simple item record Haar, Sherry J. 2011-10-13T18:09:53Z 2011-10-13T18:09:53Z 2011-10-13
dc.description.abstract Heat-setting of synthetic fabrics is an industrial stabilization process that has been adapted by designers to create dimensional textures through shaped-resists and non-industrial heat-setting methods. The article overviews heat-setting properties, physical resist techniques, and presents an experiment to determine best practices for heat-setting physically resisted polyester fabric. Two polyester fabrics, organza and lining, were gathered and secured to a wooden dowel and heat-set under four heating conditions: steaming in a pressure cooker, boiling in a pot of water, dry heat in a conventional oven, and radiation waves in a microwave oven. Pre- and post-treatment lengths were analyzed using GLM for two-way ANOVA and post hoc tests. Based on results from the statistical analysis and visual evaluation, steaming in a pressure cooker is recommended for sheer fabrics such as organza and dry heat from a conventional oven for lining weight fabrics. en_US
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dc.rights This is an electronic version of an article published in International Journal of Fashion Design, Technology and Education. The article is available at en_US
dc.subject Thermoplastic en_US
dc.subject Heat-set en_US
dc.subject Physical resist en_US
dc.subject Shibori en_US
dc.subject Polyester en_US
dc.title Studio practices for shaping and heat-setting synthetic fabric en_US
dc.type Article (author version) en_US 2011 en_US
dc.citation.doi doi: 10.1080/17543266.2010.517569 en_US
dc.citation.epage 41 en_US
dc.citation.issue 1 en_US
dc.citation.jtitle International Journal of Fashion Design, Technology and Education en_US
dc.citation.spage 31 en_US
dc.citation.volume 4 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid haar en_US

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