Audio Recording The process of developing a fabric with a customer

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Title
The process of developing a fabric with a customer
Contributor Names
Hardy, Charles "Chuck" (Narrator)
Taylor, David Alan, 1951- (Interviewer)
Created / Published
1994-09-09
Subject Headings
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  Textile industry
-  Work processes
-  Weaving
-  Textile design drawings
-  Joseph Teshon Co. Inc. (Paterson, N.J.)
-  Ethnography
-  United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
Genre
Ethnography
Interviews
Notes
-  Interview with Charles "Chuck" Hardy, plant manager of Joseph Teshon, Inc., a fabric-weaving mill in Paterson, New Jersey. The interview is being conducted on September 9, 1994, in an office at the mill.
-  Summary of audio segment: The process of developing a fabric with a customer. Customer sends sketch of pattern; Teshon sends sketch to a designer on a commission basis; designer drafts a small part of the design--called a "trial." The trial is translated onto jacquard cards and woven; the customer is shown the sample fabric and then accepts the design or asks for modifications or abandons design. When the design is approved, the designer completes the design and the card-cutter will cut the entire set of card. At that point, the customer buys the cards and thus becomes the owner of the pattern (Teshon will not allow other customers to use this pattern). The customer then selects final colors for the design (yarns are dyed at the Teshon plant). Discussion of color selection.
Medium
Analog Audio Cassette
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1995/028: WIP-DT-A022
Source Collection
Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afcwip.dta02203
Online Format
audio

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Credit line

Working in Paterson Project collection, 1993-2002 (AFC 1995/028), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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Chicago citation style:

Hardy, Charles "Chuck", and David Alan Taylor. The Process of Developing a Fabric With a Customer. -09-09, 1994. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip000068/.

APA citation style:

Hardy, C. ". & Taylor, D. A. (1994) The Process of Developing a Fabric With a Customer. -09-09. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip000068/.

MLA citation style:

Hardy, Charles "Chuck", and David Alan Taylor. The Process of Developing a Fabric With a Customer. -09-09, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afcwip000068/>.