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INTD 1080 - Textile Applications

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture NoneLab None
Course Description: This introductory course examines textile fibers, yarns, fabric construction, dyeing, printing, and finishing used in residential and commercial interior design applications. It covers safety and wear testing codes as well as recommended care for textiles, carpeting, and leather products. Students focus on selection of appropriate materials to meet client specifications.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): None
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. fibers natural and manufactured
  2. fiber and yarn structure
  3. fabric constructions woven, knitted, non-woven
  4. dyeing, printing and finishing
  5. leather, vinyl and other special feature products
  6. textile care methods
  7. safety, environmental and wear testing and codes
  8. fabric quality
  9. rugs and carpet
  10. residential textiles
  11. commercial textiles
  12. textile aesthetics, suitability, durability and serviceability
  13. textile applications
  14. fabric portfolio
  15. textile selections to meet commercial client needs
  16. textile selections to meet residential client needs

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. define key textile terms.
  2. describe safety, environmental and wearability testing, codes, and regulations.
  3. select textiles and non-textile products for aesthetic qualities, suitability, durability, and serviceability for specific purposes.
  4. create comprehensive fabric portfolio with all samples correctly identified.
  5. explain origins/sources of natural and manufactured textile fibers.
  6. identify fiber and yarn structure.
  7. identify fabric construction.
  8. describe functional properties of textiles in terms of construction, ply, yarn twist and thread count.
  9. compare aesthetic and functional methods of textile dyeing, printing and finishing.
  10. compare non-textile and special feature products (i.e. leather, fur and vinyl products) used for residential and commercial interiors design applications.
  11. explain appropriate methods to care for and/or renovate textile and non-textile products.

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