Credits: 5

Schedule: 27.02.2019 - 05.04.2019

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Student is familiar with the field of interior textiles, technical requirements of the fabrics and basic terminology. Student is familiar with use of textiles in architecture. Student is familiar with the textile design processes for interior textiles, their functional aspects as well as the use of different materials, textile techniques and finishings in upholstery, curtain and carpet qualities. Student knows how to search for further information on interior textiles and their properties and understands the basics of selecting textiles to high performance public spaces (contract textiles) and architecture.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The course includes lectures, tutoring, visits to companies as well as hands-on assignments. The lectures discuss the properties and requirements of various interior textiles such as upholstery fabrics, curtain fabrics and carpets both in the context of residential and contract use. The assigments aim to use student’s previous knowledge of textiles, product- or interior design to design or select interior fabrics suitable for a specific interior and use. The course includes one research-based assignment.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Learning methods: lectures, assignments, reflective discussions, visitors and visits. Criteria: general understanding of the subject, learning process, ability to understand the possibilities and restrictions when selecting textiles for interiors.

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

135 h

40 h Contact teaching: Lectures, tutoring and guided visits to companies

85 h Assignments and individual work

15 Own reflection

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Willbanks et al, Textiles for Residential and Commercial Interiors, Bloomsbury publishing

Sinclair R,. Textiles and Fashion: Materials, Design and Technology

Thompson R, Manufacturing Processes for Textile and Fashion Design Professionals 1st Edition

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

There are no prerequisits

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

In WebOodi



Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

BA-Design and BA- Fashion students, who have the prerequisites to the BA-course Woven fabrics Design (Kudottujen kankaiden suunnittelu) can work on an assignment which combines content both courses. Information for students who are taking the course Jacquard and Woven Fabrics Workshop: the schedules can be adjusted so that taking this course in the same semester is possible.



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