Fabrics or textiles are not used for covering the body of the human being, but can be used for many of the tasks. Fabrics have the other applications like used as bags, baskets. In the household usages these fabrics are found as carpets, travel towels, shades of windows, door curtains etc. They are also used for the commercial purposes like exhibition display covers and many more to specify and list out.
Based on the purpose and kind of material, the fabrics are found in many types. They can be made of many kinds of materials. They are extracted from various sources. For example, the fabric material can be extracted from the animals like silk and wool. Other sources include from the plants, like flax, jute and cotton. The sources are also non-living things like minerals which include fiber, glass and asbestos. The nylon, acrylic and polyester material are extracted from the synthetics. These were the traditional sources, where the fabric used to be developed from thousands of years. However the usage of this material are decreased or minimized in the 20th century. The new resources of petroleum replaced many of these resources, but not completely.
These fabrics do vary in the quality too. So, the strength and the degree of durability of the fabric depend on the quality of this material. The quality could vary from the gossamer, which is the finest material to the canvas that is of very hard and sturdy. The production methods also do vary accordingly. Most common and well known production method is the weaving. In this weaving, the longer threads are interlaced among the middle of the cross threads. These threads are basically fixed to the loom, which is understood as frames or machine. In some places this weaving is also done with the hands. Knitting is another way where the threads are interlaced using the knitting needles.
When these kinds of production methods are tedious and performed in high scale quantities, there are also some methods, where the plain clothes are taken and then printed with various designs. For example, you can buy some plain clothes of your favorite colors and preferably multiple contrast colors. They can be printed with nice designs or even your favorite pictures on these clothes by the fabric printing specialists. Likewise the door curtains, table mats, tea-poi mats can be well designed, if you are basically interested in creative tasks. A little more effort of buying the plain clothes and selecting the corresponding favorite designs could make a great deal of finally designer fabrics, which would cost almost double or triple when you buy the same thing from outside.
When we can do ourselves for the household painting cloths etc., for the commercial fabric designs like exhibition display covers and Market Tablecloths are generally done by the expert printing specialists. They apply the new trends and sophisticated methods to finally design the fabrics with mesmerizing designs as well as stunning pictures. It needs a great deal of expertise.
So, all it needs is the blend of knowledge of the suitable fabric and a little bit of creativity would finalize the fabric designs.