Course: Textile Maintenance

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Course title Textile Maintenance
Course code KMI/UDR
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech, English
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements Course does not contain work placement
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Wiener Jakub, prof. Ing. Ph.D.
  • Šašková Jana, Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
Lectures: 1. Principles and objectives of textile maintenance, symbols for textile maintenance and care, marking of textile materials, legislation. 2. Basic properties of fibres in textile maintenance, chemical and mechanical changes in textiles during ageing, identification of damage. 3. Bleaching and optical brightening of textiles, blueing of textiles. 4. Drying and ironing of textiles. 5. Chemical cleaning, ecological aspects of textile maintenance. 6. Identification and removal of stains. 7. Overview and use of natural dyes, synthetic dyes. 8. Colour fastness issues. 9. Maintenance of specialty textiles - new types of fibers and finishes, membranes. 10. Restoration and conservation for museum purposes. Laboratory work: Basic properties of textile fibres, fibre identification. Washing and bleaching of textiles. Identification and removal of stains. Dyeing of textiles. Printing of textiles.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Laboratory work, Lecture
  • Class attendance - 40 hours per semester
  • Preparation for laboratory testing; outcome analysis - 40 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 40 hours per semester
  • Preparation for credit - 15 hours per semester
  • Undergraduate study programme term essay - 15 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The subject of "Textile Maintenance" is focused on connection of general properties of fibers, textile theory and real procedures used in textile maintenance. At the end of the course students should be able to understand the principles of all common methods in textile maintenance in a broader technical and historical context. Students will be acquainted in detail with the following procedures: washing of textiles, dry cleaning, identification and stain removal, bleaching of textiles, ironing, drying. The problems of color fastness, marking of textile materials will be discussed. Great attention is paid to the chemical nature of chemicals used in textile maintenance and to the basic properties of textile fibers. The course will also present historical aspects of production and maintenance of textiles, including their restoration and preservation for museum purposes
Knowledge lectured subject - theoretically and practically.

Assessment methods and criteria
Combined examination

The credit: Completion of all laboratory exercises. Defence of laboratory protocols. Semestral project The examination is composed of written and oral part.
Recommended literature
  • KRYŠTŮFEK, J., WIENER, J. Barvení textilií I. skriptum TU, Liberec, 2008. ISBN 9788073723286.
  • Kryštůfek, J., Wiener, J., Machaňová, D. Barvení textilií II. TU Liberec, 2011. ISBN 978-80-7372-796-3.
  • MACHAŇOVÁ, D.- WIENER, J. Údržba textilií. skriptum TU, Liberec, 2009.
  • MYER K. Hanndbook of Environmental Degradation of Materials. William Andrew Publishin, 2005. ISBN 0-8155-1500-6(0-8.
  • Rouette H., K. Encyclopedia of Textile Finishing. Springer, 2002.
  • WIENER, J.- PRŮŠOVÁ, M.- KRYŠTŮFEK, J. Chemicko-textilní rozbory. skriptum TU, Liberec, 2008.

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