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  • Agata Oleksiak Art Analysis

    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 installations, inflatable objects, sculpture, and fiber art. Her exhibits have been seen by various countries such as the United Kingdom, Germany, Brazil, Italy and much more. The main work she is known for is her fiber art (yarn crochet) using biodegradable yarn. Yarn bombing or displaying her work for all the public to see in a street gallery art performance. While she is known for yarn bombing, Olek claims her fiber art (crochet) is not. She believes her…

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  • Sustainability In The Textile Industry

    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.…

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  • Analyzing Mac Barnett's 'Extra Yarn'

    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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  • Four Stages And Disadvantages Of Cotton Picker Than The Cotton Picker

    stripper harvests the entire cotton bolls with the leaves, branches with undesirable materials. So the initial foreign material content is high. As in picker harvesting cotton, the average foreign material is low, the additional cleaning is less. So the ginning cost is lower compared to stripper harvesting cotton. So the picker harvested cotton have lower trash content and lower leaf grade than the stripper harvested cotton. Picker harvested cotton have improved fiber properties such as better…

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  • China Dbq Analysis

    For example in documents 1 and 2 you can clearly see that India has made more yarn than japan since 1884 to 1914. For example in the year 1884 in Japan (both hand-spun and machine-spun yarn) they produced only 5 million pounds of yarn. But in Indian combining both hand-spun yarn and machine-spun yarn combined is 301 million pounds. That's 60 times more than the japanese produced. Also there are some key differences on how quickly the countries adapted to using machines to spin yarn. In…

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  • Senior Project Essay

    long project of our choosing. In the beginning of the year we are presented with the idea that we can pick any project we want as long as follows four main guidelines. We were told that our projects had to stretch our learning and had to be something new to us, the project had to be interesting enough to us to keep our attention, we had to spend a minimum of 30 hours on it, and we had to find an expert in that field to guide us. After weeks of thinking about it I finally landed on knitting. For…

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  • The Importance Of Spinning Of Nylon

    Spinning of Nylon Fiber: The turning of the nylon filaments is completed with dissolve turning. There are two strategies for liquefy turning: 1. Grid turning 2. Extruder turning. Lattice turning is utilized for the generation of better fibers. The nylon chips are made to fall on a hot matrix that melts the nylon pieces. The liquid nylon is pumped through a sand channel to the spinneret. The sort of fiber created relies on the quantity of gaps on the spinneret, the size and the state of the…

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  • Personal Narrative: My Adventures In Knitting

    grandmother, Barbara handed me a craft kit that would change my life. This kit came with a book, a pair of knitting needles, and a ball of hideous multi-colored yarn. After a few weeks of clumsily trying to figure out how to knit, I took the yarn and needles to my grandmother Beth who always had a knitting project on her needles . I didn’t know it at the time, but taking the kit to my grandmother and learning how to knit would change my life forever. As Brandt mentioned in her article, sponsors…

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  • How Did The Textile Industry Affect Britain's Economy

    The textile industry is a popular subject that comes to mind when thinking about the industrial revolution.The sales of the spinning jenny and other textile advancements were massively popular and therefore helped improve the economy. The textile industry became so big, it had a revolutionary effect on Britain's economy. The ever improving textile inventions helped to continue Britain’s economic growth. The spinning jenny and the water frame were eventually used to create more profitable…

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  • Reflection On What I Learned From A Dysfunctional Home

    dysfunctional home where it was mainly her grandmother who taught and raised her. Linda’s mother was dealing with emotional issues with her husband so both were not able to provide a safe and loving home environment. The most important thing Linda learned from her grandmother was how to weave but also how to take care of the sheep. Was told that weaving will help you whenever you’re in need of help it will provide clothing, trade for food, and a way to support yourself and family. She was…

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