Earlier this spring I received a grant from the CT Department of the Arts and the CT Department of Economic and Community Development to present free online programming in response to the COVID crisis. One of my events was a presentation on textiles: what they’re made from, their structures and finishes. I created this presentation because so many of my customers lack knowledge on this subject, I realized that being more informed about textiles would save designers time, money and effort as well as making their lives easier when working with vendors such as myself. I have a Masters degree in textiles as well as over a decade of teaching textiles at the collegeate level. This presentation gives you an overview of an entire semester’s worth of material. I hope you enjoy watching it as much as I enjoyed presenting it!
Mary Ruth, Owner of United Sewing and Design has over 30 years experience in the manufacturing of products by sewing and is author of “Industry Sewing Construction Methods” http://amzn.to/2yMxMmk. Her focus is on design, entrepreneurship; social enterprise; the connections between the environment, the apparel industry, and manufacturing; and how owners can leverage artistic methods to benefit their business.