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dc.contributorInstitute of Textiles and Clothing-
dc.creatorLi, NWen_US
dc.creatorHo, CPen_US
dc.creatorYick, KLen_US
dc.creatorZhou, JYen_US
dc.publisherInstitute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM)en_US
dc.rightsPosted with permissionen_US
dc.subjectTextile designen_US
dc.subjectUV Printingen_US
dc.subjectBuoyant swimwearen_US
dc.titleNew thinking in designing buoyant knitted textilesen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
dcterms.abstractOver the last decade, interdisciplinary engagement with knitting has opened up an emerging space for designers to explore new materials and technologies that question conventional forms of textile making and meaning. This research aims to explore the design options for buoyant textile which can further be applied to buoyant swimwear which was achieved by the combination of knitting technology and colouration. The influence of various colouring method on the buoyant knitted fabric was applied, evaluated and compared with the knitted textile which was produced by conventional knitting technology. The optimum design option was observed in terms of the aesthetic, durability and quality control which are crucial for knitwear designers during the design process. The shaping knitting technique created the shape of body panels for a buoyant swimsuit that could significantly reduce material wastage. UV printing, water marbling and hand-drawing by Acrylic paints were selected for colouring meanwhile knitting stitches and shaping technique were explored for improving the knitted aesthetic. The result showed that UV printing could print graphics with high resolution and the quality could be controlled. Therefore, UV printing incorporated with shaping knitting technique was an optimal design option for the development of buoyant swimwear.-
dcterms.bibliographicCitation6th International Conference on Arts and Humanities (ICOAH 2019), 19-20 September 2019, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Book of Abstracts), F2(30), p.36en_US
dc.relation.conferenceInternational Conference on Arts and Humanities [ICOAH]en_US
dc.description.validate201910 bcrcen_US
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