Textile Week

TEXTILE WEEK 

Fabric selection is the most favorite part of a designer’s job and the most difficult. Textiles are a complex discipline with staggering choices. I love talking textiles and frankly it’s a much-needed conversation. With the resurgence of the soft side of design, we are selling and specifying more fabrics than ever before- and in a lot of cases doing it poorly. The key to being successful in this arena is building a textile skill set.

SO…I am excited to announce my second Textile Week, a comprehensive, online instructional package neatly wrapped up for you. We’ll be bringing you a broad range of curated, textile-focused learning opportunities from a variety of expert voices. All of them are online-live or on demand- and most CEU accredited *. 

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

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A full week of webinars to talk about textiles for interiors- exploring trends, fibers, weaves, techniques and fabrications. Hosted by me-Deb Barrett, Textile Week is about promoting textile education and celebrating the conversation.  Whether you are a fabri-a-holic or not, discover the power of textiles.  We have a jam-packed program featuring different learning formats so you can customize your level of activity. 

learning-2Course Module: Online presentations 1 to 1-1/2 hours in length that focus on practical textile lessons learned from the best.  

 

learningMaster Class: Double length  (3 hour) modules that immerses you in content. Walk away with new skill sets and strategies to use in your business through our expert led immersions. 

 

Virtual Field Trips: On demand videos shorts that focus on  behind- the- scenes tours and video-player-1presentations with practical applications available on our Textile Addict TV channel. 

 

ebook-3 Instant Expert Guides:  Digital downloads that offer quick summaries and best practices of additional textile topics inspiring you to dive deeper.

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Monday, November 6, 2017

Textile Crash Course for Design Pros Part 1: Fibers, Yarns + Weaves  .3 CEUs

Expert: Deb Barrett

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Textile Crash Course for Design Pros Part 2: Finishes, Dyes, and Design   .3 CEUs

Expert: Deb Barrett

Textile Trend Watch

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Textile Tech Support   .2 CEUs

Expert: Deb Barrett

Why Does This Fabric Cost So Much?

Thursday, November 9, 2017

How to Design Your Own Fabrics- Part 1

Guest Expert: Susan Schultz

Future Fabrics

Guest Expert: Susan Schult

Friday, November 10, 2017

Talking Fabrics

Guest Expert: Susan Schultz

*Registration for all webinars closes at midnight Sunday, November 5, 2017.  To earn IDCEC CEU credit you must attend the webinar live. 

 

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Future Fabrics 2.0

There is a revolution taking place. Driven by the convergence of technology and increasingly demanding consumers, the highly traditional textile market in undergoing a rapid transformation. The textiles of tomorrow won’t be just pretty, but instead being able to actively help shape and improve our environments: Fabrics that sense and adjust to changes in temperature and lighting, fabrics that improve skin texture, fabrics that communicate, fabrics that reduce environmental waste, and so much more. See the future of fabric—pretty and smart! Earn .1 CEU with this updated version. idcec_logo

How to Design Your Own Fabrics

There are dozens of digital print resources now available–allowing designers to customize almost any surface. But first you have to learn the basics of creating a pattern and understanding digital print terminology.  Susan will walk you through creating pattern repeats and then get into the really cool stuff–layering patterns, pattern mixing, custom pattern placement for specific designs and much more. After this webinar, you’ll be able to offer your clients true custom soft furnishings. Register for the class and you’ll receive an Insider’s Resource Guide to Digital Printing.

Talking Fabrics

Textile Crash Course- Fibers + Yarns + Weaves

Fabric selection is the most favorite part of a designer’s job and the most difficult. Textiles are a complex discipline with staggering choices. We’ll discover the language of cloth with an eye to defining and differentiating between terms, techniques and materials in the interior design context and finding out the attributes and processes that give fabric its finished appearance. In an extensive discussion, we will focus on today’s fabrics; narrowing in on weaves, printing processes, dyes and finishes providing an understanding of the various characteristics and properties that make fabrics appropriate for use in interior environments. Gain an understanding of challenges that face designers and workrooms with today’s fabrics. Plus, you’ll receive swatch reference manual- a perfect desktop textile tool.
Part 1 discusses fibers, yarns, and finishes.  Earn .3 CEUs

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Textile Crash Course  – Finishes + Dyes + Design

Fabric selection is the most favorite part of a designer’s job and the most difficult. Textiles are a complex discipline with staggering choices. We’ll discover the language of cloth with an eye to defining and differentiating between terms, techniques and materials in the interior design context and finding out the attributes and processes that give fabric its finished appearance. In an extensive discussion, we will focus on today’s fabrics; narrowing in on weaves, printing processes, dyes and finishes providing an understanding of the various characteristics and properties that make fabrics appropriate for use in interior environments. Gain an understanding of challenges that face designers and workrooms with today’s fabrics. Plus, you’ll receive swatch reference manual- a perfect desktop textile tool.
Part 2 discusses finishes, dyes and design.  Earn .3 CEUs

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Textile Tech Support

It is not enough to simply highlight the beauty, uniqueness, and versatility of fabrics; it is the designer’s responsibility to select the appropriate fabrics for their intended end use.  In this webinar,  gain an understanding of today’s fabrics to help you make correct fabric selections. This is a real life application based class.  We’ll discuss fabric constructions, properties and qualities- the good and the bad; which ones are appropriate and which ones aren’t for your custom soft design. We’ll compare and contrast linings, interlinings, finishes, textile enhancers and provide strategies in dealing with difficult textiles to help you solve those troublesome nightmares.  Earn .2 CEUs

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Textile Trend Watch

Find out what your clients will be asking for in the next six months? We’ll give you a sneak peek into what textile trends will be hot in 2018 as we funnel down consumer behaviors into the style interpretations showing up in fabrics and soft furnishings.

Why Does This Fabric Cost so Much? 

No matter whether you are a designer or customer, this is the question heard most often. Take a deep dive into the textile production process from the manufacturer’s perspective, to understand why fabric pricing can vary so greatly.

 

 
 

 

 

 

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Deb Barrett- window fashion visionary, creative catalyst and design confidante- has had an industry presence for more than 30 years.  As a design creative, she combined her twin passions-design and window coverings- by founding Window Dressings. As a nationally known award winning designer, she has built a reputation for cutting edge couture treatments whose specialty is finding creative solutions to challenging design problems.

As a sought after speaker and design educator, Deb frequently speaks at national conferences, design events and association venues. She is an IACET accredited speaker and a member of the IDCEC Advisory Board and Withit. Most recently she was awarded the Educator of the Year (2015) award by Withit and the Industry Icon Award at IWCE 2015.

As a self-proclaimed fabric-a-holic, Deb is always looking for ways to inform and inspire the design community with insight into the complex world of textiles. Her design career has taken many paths, but her fascination with what’s around the corner has led her to her current roles as a much sought- after speaker, consultant and design blogger.