Week 10 From Crafting to Manufacturing

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Haute Couture

Textile Crafting Methods


  • Needle Felting: Transform roving into 3D objects using a barbed needle. Tutorial
  • Wet Felting: Use hot water, soap and agitation to change the raw fibers into a fabric. Tutorial 1 Tutorial 2


Twist together fibers to form yarn

  • Hand spinning with a spindle: Tutorial
  • Hand spinning with a spinning wheel: Tutorial


Weaving is a method of textile production in which two distinct sets of yarns or threads are interlaced at right angles to form a fabric or cloth.

  • Looms
    • Floor Loom
    • Table Loom
    • Cricket Loom
    • Tapestry Loom
    • Jacquard Loom
    • Rapier Loom *industrial loom
  • Weaving Methods
  • Inspiration projects:


Knitting creates multiple loops of yarn, called stitches, in a line or tube. Knitting has multiple active stitches on the needle at one time.

  • Knitting with needles: Tutorials
    • Cast on
    • Knit stitch
    • Purl stitch
    • Cast off
  • Home knitting machine
  • Industrial knitting machine
  • Inspiration projects:


Crochet is a process of creating fabric by interlocking loops of yarn, thread, or strands of other materials using a crochet hook.


Quilting is the process of sewing two or more layers of fabric together to make a thicker padded material, usually to create a quilt or quilted garment.


Embroidery is the craft of decorating fabric or other materials using a needle to apply thread or yarn.

Screen Printing

Screen printing is a printing technique whereby a mesh is used to transfer ink onto a substrate, except in areas made impermeable to the ink by a blocking stencil.

Screen Printing in NYC

  • Textile Arts Center
  • Gowanus Print Lab
  • SVA summer class


Dyeing is the application of dyes or pigments on textile materials such as fibers, yarns, and fabrics with the objective of achieving color with desired fastness.

  • Shibori (Japanese Tie Dye)
  • Inspiration projects:

Digital Fabrication