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Fabric Backings• Knitted / Woven Backing– Glued to fabric– Typically white, sometimesblack• Heat Set– Cures the fabric so that it willalways return to its’ heat setform• Latex Backing– Sprayed on instead of bladedon for a much softer durablefinish
Codes and Testing•Crocking•Fire Codes•Cleaning Codes
Crocking• Test to see if the colorcomes off of fabric• Usually only an issue withpiece dyed fabrics
Fire Codes• UFAC – Cigarette Test– A lighted cigarette is placed in the crevice where theback and seat of the chair meet.• CAL 117– A 2” x 6” specimen is placed into a tester at a 45degree angle and touched by a pencil thin flame for 1second.• NFPA 260– Standard methods of tests and classification systemfor cigarette ignition resistance of components ofupholstered furniture• NFPA 701– Standard test for draperies, blankets, bedspreads, quilts,mattress ticking, sheets, and upholstery fabrics. A specimenis held in a vertical position while a test flame is held to thelower edge for 12 seconds.
Cleaning Codes• S (Solvent)– Spot clean only with a water-free dry cleaning solvent• WS (Water / Solvent)– Spot clean with upholsteryshampoo, foam from a milddetergent, or mild dry cleaningsolvent• W (Water)– Spot clean with water basedshampoo or foam upholsterycleaner.
Laying Out aFabric Book•Inspiration•Study Best Sellers•Fabric Showtime•Laying Out a Book
Inspiration• Study current trends in pattern and color• Gather and study inspirational images from culture, fashion,and travel
Study Best Sellers• Study the best sellingpatterns and colorsin the books from theprevious year
Fabric Showtime• High Point Showtime– Select the latest fabricsoffered by textilevendors
Laying Out a Book• Lay out Books on tables oron boards– Choose the cover– Make the patterns flow– Work in coordinates
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