Devoted entirely to textiles for interiors, Textiles for Residential and Commercial Interiors, 4th Edition, focuses on the most current fiber and fabric information including new fiber technology and nanofibers, the role of the interior designer in selecting textiles, and the environmental impact of textiles. The book includes in-depth coverage of household and institutional textiles, in addition to commercial and residential textiles for upholstered furniture, windows, walls, and floor coverings. Full-color line drawings and photographs illustrate fibers, yarns, fabrics, manufacturing equipment, coloring, finishings, and end products. Textiles for Residential and Commercial Interiors provides students with all of the technical information, aesthetic fundamentals, and practical knowledge they need to select textiles for every type of residential and commercial interior.
Amy Willbanks is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Textile Fabric Consultants, Inc. Employed with TFC for 21 years, she has written numerous textile articles, helped developed textiles software and fabric swatch kits.
Dana Miller, MS, NCIDQ Certificate No. 7596, ASID, IDEC, is Associate Professor of Interior Design in the Human Sciences Department at Middle Tennessee State University. With a background in commercial design, Miller teaches courses in construction, codes, ADA design, office, hospitality, and retail design. She is a Tennessee State Registered Interior Designer and from 2004 to 2008 served as the interior design representative to the Tennessee State Board of Architectural and Engineering Examiners and since 2001 she has been an NCIDQ exam juror. Miller has presented both regionally and nationally and her work has appeared in Contract and Interior Design magazines.
Nancy Oxford is an Assistant Professor in the Textiles, Merchandising and Design Department at Middle Tennessee State University. She is President and owner of Textile Fabric Consultants, Inc., a manufacturer of fabric swatch kits used in teaching basic textiles worldwide, and she currently provides textile training programs for trade organizations, as well as various retailers. Her considerable retail, manufacturing and consulting experience includes working as a buyer and as a store manager in the retail industry. Oxford's research interests include textile flammability and clothing for the physical challenged, as well as computer aided design and fiber arts.
Unit 1: The Fundamentals of Textiles for Interiors Unit 2: Upholstered Furniture Coverings and Fillings Unit 3 Window and Wall Coverings Unit 4: Soft Floor Coverings and Cushions Unit 5: Household and Institutional Textiles