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ID105: Textiles for Interiors

Semester Credits: 3.0
Course Duration: 15 Weeks

This course introduces students to the historical, technical, and practical aspects of using textiles for interior design. Students will learn about different classifications of fabrics and yarns, including natural and synthetic fibers used in common textiles. Students will build a vocabulary of textile terms in order to communicate with manufacturers, vendors, and customers. Common textile applications are studied including upholstery, draperies, and bedding. Students will be introduced to textile labeling and use of performance fabrics in design. Textile production techniques are covered including weaving, dyeing, and finishing. Students will be introduced to the environmental impacts caused by different textile choices, and how to design for sustainability using eco-friendly textiles.

Prerequisite: Completion or enrollment in ID100