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Title: Design and production of garments and accessories using macramé technique and locally available yarns
Authors: Ampomah, Theresah
Issue Date: 14-Apr-2016
Abstract: This thesis sought to produce garments from macramé other than the use of existing clothing construction methods. The fashion trend is dynamic and as such people’s preference for a variety in garments keep revolving. The study explored the various methods of clothing production as means of responding to consumers fashion needs in the contemporary fashion market. The research explored different types of yarns especially those which could be used for macramé and made selection of appropriate yarns for the production of macramé garments and accessories. The study used studio-based research, since it involved manipulation of yarns for various patterns that became possible for the production of the garments. Various stakeholders in the macramé products and production whose opinions were sought included macramé artists in KNUST, sellers of macramé products in Kumasi market and people who use different kinds of yarns at their work places in Kumasi. Variety of yarns were used, these include pure cotton, cotton-polyester yarn, and others. In all, four garments were made: two skirts, two blouses, two straight dresses, four dressing bags, a purse and two sandals and two slippers. The resulting garments and accessories were given to people to wear to ascertain their wearability and for other people to pass their comments. Comments such as Christmas wear, birthday wear by observers proved the acceptability of the garments and the accessories. The researcher recommends that other researchers should try macramé garment with available local yarns for men’s garment, certain types of yarns should be considered when choosing knots for garment production, also yarns used should be extra-long to avoid shortage.
Description: A Thesis submitted to the Department of Industrial Art, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Art in Textile Design, 2015
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/8786
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