Online glossary of textile terms on way
July 8, 2009,
TalkTextiles.com is the brainchild of Jim Calhoun, a 25-year industry veteran and project director for Miles Talbott Upholstery. He expects the site to be up and running this fall or winter.
"There is a need for a Web-based, industry-endorsed standardized glossary of textile terminology because, while there are a number of textile glossaries in print and on the Internet, they are either outdated or not specific to home furnishings community or not accessible to a broad audience," said Calhoun.
For instance, a person could log in to find the definition of a jacquard, its construction from fiber to fabric, and other pertinent information.
In addition to Calhoun, other members of the TalkTextiles.com team include Wesley Mancini, president and owner of Wesley Mancini Ltd.; Brenda Sewell-Bost and Karen Williams, founders of D2; Catherine Morsell, executive director of the ITMA; and Nancy Boiter Powell, associate professor, North Carolina State University College of Textiles; Ellen Gefen, Gefen Productions; and Greg Rosendale, Glen Raven Fabrics.
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