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Fashion - textiles, fibres and fabrics: Home

Using the library

Books on fabrics and textiles are located at the Nelson campus library.

Browse the shelves at call number 746

Browse the library catalogue using search terms

fabric, fabrics, textile, textiles, textile design,   knitting, crochet, weaving, screen printing, surface design, dressmaking materials

Search for individual fibres and fabrics— polymers, cotton, wool, silk etc

Search for new textiles— textile* AND innovation,  textile* AND technology, smart textiles

“Fiber”  and “fibre” are alternate spellings of the same word, referring to a thread of filament from which a textile is formed. 

Full text journals

The following magazines are accessible via library databases. Click on the link.


These books contain fabric swatches

Recommended fabric books