THE “WEAVING” FOR DUMMIES
Do you know how a design can become a fabric?
Although we are at the beginning of our career, we can try to explain to small steps how this magic happens.
Fortunately, at “Setificio” we can rely on graphic and weaving CAD laboratories that allow us to create different types of fabrics, starting from our own designs or from those developed by our creative friends.
Firstly, the sketch on paper has to be modified by using Photoshop to ensure that, once turned into fabric, it does not show any defects.
Then, the design has to be changed in accordance to the loom limits, such as the repeat size, the number of warp and weft threads per centimeter, etc.
At this point, the file has to be transferred to the program EAT, where the first thing to do is to minimize the colors, since each one of them is assigned to a different weaving structure, that is the orthogonal interweaving of warp and weft yarns.
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Once the structures are determinated , we transform the drawing in MIC, meaning we translate the design on a squared paper, which represents the “skeleton” of the fabric.
Finally, after the proper corrections are applied, our motif is electronically transferred to the loom and the magic happens …
Us, the artists of the fabric from class 5M1M of “Setificio”