Fabric Analysis – Knits & Wovens

March 18 - 19, 2019
Hong Kong

The attendee will be trained to dismantle a knit or woven fabric to determine its construction parameters and to get some basic insight on how it was dyed and finished. From attending this course, the student will learn how to determine the yarn size, type, and configuration. On the fabric level, construction parameters of weight, stitch/thread counts, course length, stitch length, contractions, crimp, and others parameters will be addressed. The ability to pick out the fabric design will be highlighted for both yarn and piece‐dyed fabrics. After attending the workshop, the student will be able to properly analyze a fabric to better understand its make‐up and to determine if it meets product specifications.

Please email cottonworks@cottoninc.com if interested in attending this workshop. Registration for international workshops is not available through the CottonWorks™ website.

Topics Covered

  • Basic components of a knit and a woven fabric.
  • Determination of the yarn size, type, twist, and configuration.
  • Construction issues from development to production. Determination of the fabric construction as related to weight, stitch counts, course length, stitch length, and specification parameters.
  • Construction issues from development to production.

Why Attend

  • Acquire technical know-how and a better understanding of knit and woven fabric geometry.
  • Skills learned will allow the attendee to better understand fabric parameters that affect the cost of their products.
  • Receive first class instruction from industry professionals.
  • Meet peers from other companies with similar responsibilities and interests.


This is an intermediate level workshop.  Knowledge of textile fundamentals and woven manufacturing is recommended.