All About Cotton: A Fabric Dictionary & Swatchbook

All About Cotton is a fabric dictionary that comes with real cloth samples of 40 different cotton fabrics.

The book includes detailed, two-page descriptions of each fabric. Each description is illustrated with a 2x4-inch sample, right there on the same page, which clarifies in the simplest way what a broadcloth, chambray, dotted Swiss, interlock knit, poplin or seersucker actually looks and feels like.

On the facing page, a comprehensive checklist provides additional information about each fabric, covering everything from garment suggestions to wearability, care and price.

With this book as your guide, you'll be able to identify the main types of cotton without asking for help. You'll learn how to use each fabric, how to recognise quality and how to spot a bargain.

All About Cotton is jam-packed with information about the different yarns, weaves and finishes used to make cotton fabrics. The author uses clear, uncomplicated language and simple line drawings to explain such things as combed cotton, mercerized cotton, pima cotton, thread count and sizing.

This is the complete guide to cotton fabrics. If you work with cotton, you need this book.

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Fabric Reference Series, Volume II
Written and illustrated by Julie Parker
Published in 1993. Revised edition published in 1998. Latest printing 2013.
11" wide x 8.5" tall, 120 pages, 56 b&w illustrations.
One-piece soft cover with hidden plastic-comb binding.
Includes package of 40 cotton fabric samples.
ISBN-13: 978-0-9637612-3-1
ISBN-10: 0-9637612-3-4
LCCN: 99217958


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