Fabric for Fashion : The Swatch Book, Second Edition

Fabric for Fashion : The Swatch Book, Second Edition
Author: Amanda Johnston Clive Hallett
Rating: 4.51
Bestsellers Rate: 3654
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
Book Format: Hardback
Binding: None
Pages: 88
Hours of reading: 1.5 hours
Publication Date: 2021
Languages: | English |
Price: 67,10 €

About the book

This easily navigable resource provides 125 swatches of the most recognized and widely used varieties of fabric to encourage consideration of not just their aesthetic appeal but also their structure, feel and weight. Natural fabrics such as cottons, silks, wools and linens are included, as are artificial and synthetic fabrics like nylons, polyesters, microfibres, metallics and soya fabrics, and fabrics made from alternative plant fibres like bamboo and hemp. With information on fibres, basic construction of fabrics, weights, construction, and weave comparison, the book will help student fashion designers to make informed textile choices based upon an understanding of raw materials together with the processes that make up a fabric. The book will be useful for anyone who works with fabrics and is the ideal companion to Fabric for Fashion: The Complete Guide.




"Invaluable fashion student resource. Includes 125 swatches of the most recognised varieties of fabric." The Bookseller's Buyers Guide

Amanda Johnston Biography

Amanda Johnston (born 1977) is an African-American poet. She was born in East St. Louis, Illinois, and currently resides in Round Rock/Austin, Texas. Amanda Johnston received a Master of Fine Arts degree in creative writing from the University of Southern Maine. She is a Stonecoast MFA faculty member, executive director and founder of Torch Literary Arts, and cofounder of #BlackPoetsSpeakOut.An Affrilachian poet, former Cave Canem Foundation Board President, and Austin Project Fellow, Torch Literary Arts founder and a Black Poets Speak Out cofounder, Johnston is both a poet and performer. As an activist with Black Poets Speak Out, a video project consisting of African American poets protesting police misconduct with poetry, she has highlighted racial and social injustice in the United States.


Johnston is the creator of a style of poetry known as Genesis. It is a style consisting of five poems written in columns, and read from top to bottom, plus an additional sixth poem that is created by reading all five columns together, left to right, and a seventh poem that is created from italicized words and phrases in the five columns, which are also read left to right. The poems also must move chronologically through time.


2016 Pushcart Prize Nominee, “Night Hike,” The Quarry, Split This Rock 2015 Split This Rock, Freedom Plow Award, Joint Finalist 2014 Poets & Writers, Grant 2015: Freedom Plow Award for Poetry & Activism Finalist 2005: Austin International Poetry Festival Christina Sergeyevna Award 2004: Kentucky Foundation for Women Artist Enrichment Grant 2003: Kentucky Foundation for Women Artist Enrichment Grant "13 Black Poets You Should Know," Blavity The Caribbean Writer’s Canute A. Brodhurst Prize in Short Fiction Winner, John Edgar Wideman Mircrostory Contest First Place, Detroit Writers Guild Paul Laurence Dunbar Poetry Contest First Place, Oakland University Ekphrasis Poetry Contest

Selected works

Printed Works

2019 “History Repeating Repeating,” Thalia Magazine 2019 “Crossing In,” Thalia Magazine 2019 “forgive me, but another black woman has been killed and I’m shook,” Thalia Magazine 2018 “Code Switchin’,” Ice Cream Social Anthology 2017 “When My Daughter Wasn’t Assaulted,” Women of Resistance: Poems for a New Feminism Anthology 2017 “Photo: White Woman Sitting on Black Woman as Chair on MLK Day,” Women of Resistance: Poems for a New Feminism Anthology 2017 “Love is a Bloody Thing in the Dark,” Talking River 2017 “Another Morning Blessed Be,” Black Bone: 25 Years of Affrilachian Poets Anthology 2017 “Answer the Call,” Black Bone: 25 Years of Affrilachian Poets Anthology 2016 “When My Daughter Wasn’t Assaulted,” No, Dear Magazine 2016 “How to Eat Bread,” Harlequin Creature, Issue 8/9 2016 “On National Poetry Month,” Academy of American Poets for Poetry Magazine 2016 “Early,” The Plume Anthology of Poetry 4 2016 “Night Hike,” Full: An Anthology of Moon Poems 2015 “It Ain’t Prostitution ... Read full biography

Authors: Amanda Johnston Clive Hallett
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
Languages: | English |
Original Language:
ISBN13: 9781780672335
ISBN10: 1780672330
Reference Edition:
Edition: None
Edition Statement: Second Edition
Illustrations: 50 farbige Abbildungen
Literature Country: None
Literature Period: None
Book Format: Hardback
Book Binding: None
Paper: None
Font: None
Pages: 88
Book Weight: 1030
Book Dimensions: 203x274x33.02
Circulation: None
Publication date: Nov. 4, 2014
First Publication Date: None
Publication City/Country: London, United Kingdom

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