Fabric Analysis: Knits and Wovens

June 25 - 26, 2024
Milwaukee, WI

The attendee will be exposed to the skills needed to dismantle both a knit and woven fabric to determine its construction parameters and to get some basic insight on how it was dyed and finished. From attending this course, the student will get insight into learning how to determine the yarn size and type. On the fabric level, construction parameters of weight, stitch counts, stitch length, course length, and others parameters will be addressed. The ability to pick out the knit and woven fabric design related to color and structure will be discussed. After attending the workshop, the student will understand how to properly analyze a fabric to better understand its make-up and to determine if it meets product specifications.

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Time Frame

  • 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. CST

Topics Covered

  • Basic Components of Knit and Woven Fabrics
  • Determination of Yarn Size, Type, Twist, and Configuration
  • Determination of Fabric Construction (as related to weight, stitch counts, course length, stitch length, and specification parameters)
  • Construction Issues from Development to Production

Why Attend

  • Gain the skills to better understand fabric construction parameters.
  • Get technical knowledge of knit and woven fabric construction.
  • Understand the effects of different construction and finishing methods.
  • Receive first-class instruction from industry professionals.
  • Meet peers from other companies with similar responsibilities and interests.


  • This is an intermediate-level workshop. Knowledge of textile fundamentals and knitted and woven fabric manufacturing is recommended.