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    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…

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    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…

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    (-- removed HTML --) The Treasure Trove of Needles, Threads, Buttons, and More 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,…

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    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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    Sock Monkey Research Paper

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    Jim Baker's Bluejay Yarn '

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    “Baker’s Bluejay Yarn” Define the following: 1) Gratification: the state of being gratified; great satisfaction (Dictionary.com). 2) Rudiments: the elements or first principles of a subject, or, a mere beginning, first slight appearance, or undeveloped or imperfect form of something (Dictionary.com). 3) Absurdity: the quality or state of being ridiculous or wildly unreasonable (Dictionary.com). Study Questions 1. Who is the narrator of the story? The narrator of the story is Jim Baker.…

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    After giving the students a copy of the book Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett, they are going to read the first five pages of the story for themselves. Sounding out the words they do not understand and asking for help if they need it. As they read the passage they are going to write down all the single syllable words they come across. Once the students have completed doing this they will group the words into the list based on the vowel sound. All the ones with long vowel sounds go in one list while…

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    The Misfits

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    Robert Plant from Led Zeppelin, and Marilyn Monroe, a famous and iconic in “The Misfits” wore denim. (Sweet, M., May/June 2013) Today, denim is fabric manufactured for high-fashion designers and affordable department stores as well. According to “How Everyday Things Are Made” (2008), turning cotton fibers to amazing blue, durable fabric takes three complex stages. The initial step in making denim is converting the cotton fibers to yarn. When farmers deliver the cotton fibers to the factory,…

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