Welcome to the Woven Fabrics Studio course to study and explore materials and structures

This online textbook content is based on the book Interwoven – Exploring Materials and Structures written by Maarit Salolainen. The online material includes information on textile materials, fibres and yarns, technical information on woven fabric structures and their properties, information on drafting of the structures, and weaving and experimenting on the sample warps.

The book cover: Interwoven – Exploring Materials and Structures by Maarit Salolainen

The book Interwoven offers an introduction to the core of constructed textile design. This is done by encouraging exploration into woven structures and their interplay with different materials, and inspiring to tell textural, tactile stories through textiles. It illustrates a new pedagogic method for woven textile design studies; from basic weave structures to multi-layered constructions, from hand-woven experiments to digital jacquard designs. The book has grown from creative director and Aalto University professor Maarit Salolainen’s teaching practice and design expertise, and includes sections written by textile design lecturers Maija Fagerlund, Anna-Mari Leppisaari and professor Kirsi Niinimäki.