Textile Fundamentals

May 5 - 6, 2020
Cary, NC

This workshop covers the basics of textile processing – fiber and yarns, knitting and weaving, preparation, as well as dyeing and finishing. The workshop highlights the relationship between each step and its effect on the characteristics of the final product. Machinery and technologies will be explained through tours of Cotton Incorporated’s textile processing laboratories.

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Registration opens on April 15, 2020 2:00 pm EST

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Topics Covered

  • Fiber science – characteristics and properties.
  • Yarn formation – spinning and yarn numbering.
  • Knitting – knitting cycle and basic constructions.
  • Weaving – weaving cycle, terminology, and basic design.
  • Preparation – objectives and processes.
  • Dyeing – performance characteristics, dyestuffs, and machinery.
  • Finishing – chemical and physical.

Why Attend

  • Acquire technical knowledge of basic woven and knit fabric engineering.
  • Acquire technical knowledge of basic wet processing operations.
  • Hands-on experience in Cotton Incorporated’s state-of-the-art laboratory.
  • Receive first class instruction from industry professionals.
  • Meet peers from other companies with similar responsibilities and interests.


This is a beginner-level workshop. No prerequisites are required.