Section 1: Definitions & Short Questions
1.1 Fibers can be divided into 2 main categories: Manufactured fibers (Synthetic fibers and Regenerated fibers) and Natural fibers, but a fiber has still the same composition in both: A fiber is a material that is hair-like, longer than it is wide and fibers can be identified by their flexibility and being able to be spun into yarn or made into fabrics.
1.2 Staple fibers can be defined as natural fibers that can be twisted to form properties of yarn. Staple fibers are popular for their variety in lengths. There are several examples of fibers such as: Hemp, raw cotton, flax etc.
1.3 Filament yarns are sole threads that are endless and which length is its property. Filament yarns can be crimped or textured…
inch down from the top of the cuff and start cutting until you reach about ½ from the bottom.
Slip the cozy onto the mug at this point. Make adjustments if needed. Flip the mug to the front and make sure it’s coverage it to your liking. At this point you are technically done, but it’s kinda boring. Let’s make it pretty.
What makes wool especially fun to work with is that you can use other pieces of wool as appliques and bind them by another felting process. To do this, you will need a felting…
Artist, Agata Oleksiak, is known to use an eco-friendly material in her sustainable artwork. Her textile fiber work has been associated with yarn bombing that is considered sustainable to some. Even though her methods may be questionable her concept and meaning behind her work is not.
Agata Oleksiak, known as Olek, is a Polish-born artist that now lives in New York. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Cultural Studies from Mickiewicz University in Poznan. Some of her works include…
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Beautiful things come together one stitch at a time. And imagine how much more fun it would be if your own little sewing box is always overflowing with delightful haberdashery supplies. At Raaaft, we have you covered for any needlecraft project you undertake. Our wide range of haberdashery accessories will allow you to add your personal touches to everything you sew. Step in and be inspired in our land of needles,…
The Bayeux Tapestry: A Mechanism of Propaganda
Art to the 15th Century
The Bayeux Tapestry, despite its’ iconic name is in actuality a series of embroidered scenes on canvas. The Tapestry presents a series of events during the years 1064-1066. Notwithstanding the fact that the tapestry itself is contemporaneous with the events it depicts, the authenticity of its’ narrative has been called into question many times since its’ origin.1 The Tapestry…
It is hypothesised that cotton is the better fabric material for the winter baby jumpsuit.
Fibres are the basis for all textiles and there are two major sources of textile fibres: natural and synthetic. Natural fabrics are derived from fibre that either comes from animals, vegetables or minerals. Synthetic fabrics are synthesised chemically emulating natural fibres based on their uses. Examples of natural fabric include wool from sheep, silk from silk worms, cotton…
In 1870, the first sock was knitted by a machine invented by a Swedish immigrant. The inventor’s name is John Nelson. With his innovation, he opened a factory to produce mittens and he eventually decided to make socks with his machine. The factory he founded is located in Rockford, Illinois. His sock factory, with automatic knitting machines, eventually led to the creation of the distinguished red heeled sock monkey. Sock Monkeys can be found in numerous households and became a popular craft in…
In 1870, the first sock was knitted by a machine invented by a Swedish immigrant. The inventor’s name is John Nelson. With his innovation, he opened a factory to produce mittens and he eventually decided to make socks with his machine. The factory he founded is located in Rockford, Illinois. His sock factory with automatic knitting machines, eventually led to the creation of the distinguished red heeled sock monkey. Sock Monkeys can be found in numerous households and became a popular craft in…
Quilting enthusiasts in Overland Park, KS know there’s only one spot for all of their quilting supplies and accessories: Quilted Memories. Just as impressive as the store is the company’s website, where you’ll find everything you need to design an unforgettable quilt.
At the top of your shopping list are materials. At the Quilted Memories online store, you’ll find batting in different materials, including 100 percent cotton, cotton and wool blends, wool, silk, and polyester. One of the most…
“Baker’s Bluejay Yarn”
Define the following:
the state of being gratified; great satisfaction (Dictionary.com).
the elements or first principles of a subject, or, a mere beginning, first slight appearance, or undeveloped or imperfect form of something (Dictionary.com).
the quality or state of being ridiculous or wildly unreasonable (Dictionary.com).
1. Who is the narrator of the story?
The narrator of the story is Jim Baker.…