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INTD 1110 - Fibres and Fabrics

Interior Design Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

To support you and your education, BCIT is adapting applied learning in formats appropriate to the unfolding global situation. Spring and Summer PTS classes are being delivered in an online format unless you are notified otherwise.

Course Details

This course will cover fibres, fabrics, and textiles as they apply to residential interior design. Characteristics of natural and synthetic fibres will be explored as they relate to fabric and carpet for use in residential interiors. Through lectures, field trips, and assignments topics such as fibre and/or fabric identification, properties, construction, application, specifications, testing, estimating, and sustainability will be covered.


50% in COMM 1120* (*May be taken concurrently).



This course was retired after the Fall 2019 term and is no longer offered through BCIT Part-time Studies.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Identify the differences between fibre, yarn, and fabric.
  • Write a detailed specification for a fabric application.
  • Identify the properties of natural and synthetic fibres.
  • Recognize the differences between various fabric and carpet construction and dyeing methods.
  • Differentiate between various types of fabrics.
  • Estimate textiles for residential budgeting purposes.

Effective as of Fall 2012

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