Montgomery College 2024-2025 Catalog 
    Jul 22, 2024  
Montgomery College 2024-2025 Catalog
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IDES 234 - Textiles

(R only)

An introduction to textiles and materials used for interior applications and their historical development. Fibers, weaves, textures, piles, dyes, printing, finishes, codes, environmental issues, and scientific testing will be studied. Field trips required. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 011 . Three hours lecture, two hours laboratory/studio each week.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

  • Review textile techniques such as weaving, tapestry, embroidery, lace, felting and their production and use in the ancient and modern world.
  • Conduct a survey of decorative textile art in world cultures.
  • Identify and describe the relationships among, fibers, yarns, fabric construction, fabric finishes, and dyes.
  • Apply an understanding of textile characteristics and properties to the selection, use, care, and application of textile products.
  • Develop identification and evaluation skills by creating a reference notebook which includes fabric swatches.
  • Apply an understanding of textile construction to evaluate manufacturers’ products for residential, commercial, and contract interiors.
  • Apply basic math skills to calculate textile pattern/design repeats and order information for clients’ interior design requirements.

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