Two-color Double-cloth Development in Alignment with Subtractive CMYK Color Theory by Deploying Digital Technology

Ken Ri Kim, Trence Kavanagh


This study aims to introduce new aesthetic values of modern double-cloth by resolving the current restriction in woven textile coloration. Previously, realizing pictorial images on both sides of a fabric was experimented with two weft yarns and further possibility was suggested to extend an applicable number of weft yarns. Therefore, a prototype of two-color double-cloth fabrication was tested by employing four weft yarns. In this study, therefore, reproduction of highly-complicated patterns in two-color shading effect is aimed to further develop the current double-cloth design capability. The core principle lies on weave structure design to interweave two sets of warps and wefts into separate layers whilst two distinctive images are designed in alignment with CMYK color theory to enlarge a feasible weave color scope by juxtaposing subtractive primary yarn colors. Details of digital weave pattern design and weave structure development are explained based on empirical experiment results.

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