Introduction to Textiles & Fibers – 201

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Introduction to Textiles & Fibers – 101

Cycle 1 - Meeting Dates & Times June 14th - 18th 1pm-3pm

Cycle 2 - Meeting Dates & Times July 12th - 16th 1pm-3pm

Explore the world of textiles and fibers. This activity will introduce you to the increasingly diverse range of materials that go to make our clothing and home textiles. We will evaluate how they are made, their aesthetic and technical characteristics, and their different end-uses. We will also explore the variety of fabric types and structures that are used in our everyday clothing, and in specialist applications such as car tires and space suits!

You will learn:

  • An overview of fibers and textiles in history and society
  • The variety and classification of fiber types, how they are produced, their characteristics, properties and end-use applications.
  • The multiplicity of woven, knitted and non-woven fabric structures, their appearance, features, and the various products we can find them in.
  • How color and patterns are added to decorate textiles.

Modules will be delivered through zoom-based class discussions, and individual hands-on projects that students can perform at home. No special skills or equipment are required beyond access to a home computer and Internet access. Class sizes will be small (16 maximum) to facilitate inclusion and interaction. 

The program is not for academic credit. On conclusion, students will receive a certificate of completion from the Cal Poly Pomona Huntley College of Agriculture. Each module will run subject to meeting a minimum enrollment.

If modules are cancelled, for any reason, full refunds will be issued promptly.