Patrice George

Patrice George recently retired from the Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC, where she was an Associate Professor in the Textile Development and Marketing Department for 18 years. She specializes in woven textile design, and the history of the textile industry.

She has been a design consultant to the interior textile industry since founding her NYC studio, Patrice George Designs, in 1979.

She has also been a guest instructor at other textile schools around the country, a consultant to international handweaving projects, and a frequent presenter and workshop leader at CW Seminars and other regional textile conferences.

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How to Read a Swatch: Basic Woven Fabric Analysis

206 Sunday PM

This seminar will demonstrate how toread” technical information from an unidentified woven fabric sample. Complete analysis of a woven sample, also known as reverse analysis,” is practiced by professionals in woven textile design, manufacturing, and archival documentation. Steps in a complete analysis include identification of pattern and color repeats, weave structures, ends and picks per inch, weight per square yard, and identification of the yarn sizes used in warp and weft. Documentation of the data collected from a complete analysis will provide the essential information needed to calculate supplies and loom set up to re-create the original swatch.

Examples of unusual and historic fabrics, with their analysis data, will be included in the presentation.

Handouts will include directions for participants to work independently, a list of useful and essential analysis tools, and a bibliography of sources for further information and study.

Materials fee:  None

Supplies:  None

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