Traditional collar felt clothing has better warmth and water resistance, but because of the limitations of raw materials and their processing methods, the clothing made in the past was thicker, stiffer and not comfortable enough to wear, and the styles were mostly capes, shawls and vests, and the colors and patterns were relatively single. This chapter will analyze the four aspects of clothing style, color, pattern and fabric.
(A) Collar felt in the application of clothing style
Collar felt in clothing style design application must also pay attention to the laws of clothing form and beauty, follow the rhythm and melody, proportion and balance, change and unity of the design method, and because of its fabric has a heavy, bracing texture and excellent elasticity, is very suitable for shaping the shape of clothing. Its strong felting characteristics can be fixed by felting the collar, sleeves, body, pockets and other parts of the garment without the need for knitting, sewing and other processing and reinforcement, making a seamless one-piece garment style with a sense of sculpture. The clever conversion of flat surfaces into three-dimensional shapes is a feature that is superior to other processes.
Local three-dimensional modeling in the design of clothing, the collar felt process is extremely rich in variation, can be shaped in the collar, shoulders, front chest, hem, back, cuffs and other parts, to enhance the artistic effect of clothing. For example, the work of an independent designer in Lithuania, using the combination of wet felting method and needle felting production process, the back and hem of the garment is added to the three-dimensional shape of the ruffle design, seamlessly joined with the body of the garment, breaking the traditional way of making garment shape, making it more three-dimensional and decorative effect, becoming a major feature of the garment.
（B ）Collar felt in clothing color
Color is the strongest visual impact language in clothing design, is also the most infectious element, human perception of color is extremely keen, color expresses different emotions, in the traditional collar felt clothing style, the color on the clothing is relatively single, mostly the natural color of the wool fiber, nomads especially like to use cream, reflecting the visual effect of natural simplicity, symbolizing the quality of purity and sacredness. In modern clothing design, designers should show the uniqueness of felt fabrics as much as possible according to the material and natural color of wool fibers, and also apply richer colors in felt clothing to make it perfectly presented to consumers.
(C) The application of collar felt in clothing patterns
Collar felt is richer than other materials in the design and production of garment patterns, mainly divided into flat patterns and three-dimensional patterns, flat patterns mostly use needle felting method and wet felting method combined to achieve the design effect. The three-dimensional pattern is made again by needle felting method on felted fabrics or other fabrics, which is richer than the flat pattern, not only with visual sense, but also with three-dimensional space effect. The use of patterns makes the felted garment richer and more diversified, but the pattern is too complex, it will lose the essential style of the collar felted thick and simple.
(D) Collar felt in the application of clothing fabric texture
Different fabric texture, with different visual and tactile sensations, can be used in clothing design to make simple clothing style reflect different style characteristics. The natural texture of wool fibers formed by kneading brings new ideas and experiences to designers. In addition to kneading and tangling wool fibers, different fibers or fiber fabrics can be mixed with them to make a richer texture, generally easy to felt fabrics are silk, wool, hemp, or directly combined with silk, wool, hemp, cotton and other fibers design, so that the fabric texture design sense is stronger. By combining wool with silk and wool fabrics, experimenting with needle felting and wet felting methods, and combining two processes of bead embroidery and quilting respectively, it makes the layers clear and has better visual effect. Felt has rich variation and plasticity, and can also be processed by more different processes, such as pumping pleats, twisted valance, etc., to produce a rich texture effect. In addition to the richness of its own variations, felt can also be used as a middle material for different fabrics, perfectly bridging two different fabrics, making the transition between fabrics like a natural one, which is an advantage that other fibers do not have. In short, in the era of rapid changes in fashion trends, the innovative forms of fabrics are endless, reasonable use of the physical properties and appearance of the collar felt, through continuous experimentation and transformation, to explore the different visual and tactile sensory effects of the material in clothing design, the combination of practicality and modern aesthetics of clothing, so that the traditional collar felt process is better used in modern clothing design, so as to enhance the The quality and value of the garment can be improved.