Our first podcast focuses on the properties of fibers that make the textiles we make out of these fibers behave in different ways.
I start a new season of the podcast with each new session of my Textiles course.
Water, stains, we can repel them all! Radiation, Fire, no problem!
Changing the properties of textiles is the goal of functional finishing.
Besides Luster and Hand, we can change the Design or Texture of fabrics.
Aesthetic finishes are used to change the look or feel of fabric by changing the luster or the hand.
Printing and dyeing can have some quality issues that it is helpful to understand.
Direct printing also includes screen printing and inkjet printing while indirect printing solves a problem we have since the invention of synthetic polymers.