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April 23, 2018


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Protective Pet Throws for Furniture Protect your favorite furniture with an easy-to-launder pet throw. Yes, of course you could use an old sheet, but you sew and fabric companies make adorable pet prints. Shield your surfaces in style. Read more… African American Quilts: From Traditional to Contemporary If you know of the legendary quilt historian Cuesta Benberry (1923-2007), you might know that she has a large collection of quilts. This is a huge service to those who may have yet see quilts as more than blanket Read more…
Polar bear hair inspires stealth fabric Researchers have woven a cloak that makes a wearer almost invisible to infrared cameras, thanks to fibers that mimic the structure of polar bear hairs. Read more… Should You Knit? You can take this relaxation tool anywhere. The rhythmic repetitive movements seem to put us in the present moment, distracting us from mulling over the past or fear of the future. Read more…
QuiltCon 2018: winners gallery Get ready for major quilt awe… here are the quilts that bagged the top spots at this Spring’s QuiltCon show. Read more… Infection outbreaks at hospitals could be reduced by copper-coated uniforms Doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals could soon be wearing uniforms brushed with tiny copper nanoparticles to reduce the spread of bacterial infections and viruses, such as E. coli, at hospitals. Read more…
Focus: Rinsing is Key to Removing Stains Rinsing soapy, stained cotton with fresh water works far better than rinsing with detergent-filled water. Read more… Should You Knit? BThe rhythmic repetitive movements seem to put us in the present moment, distracting us from mulling over the past or fear of the future. Read more…
Millennials have a new shopping habit that could spell trouble for Forever 21 and H&M Practical fashion is en vogue, and it's being driven by millennial customers' desire to shop at brands that sell clothes that last longer and seem to have a purpose. Read more… Online Textiles Courses - Noth Carolina State Textiles Online Programs (TOP) offers a number of undergraduate- and graduate-level textiles courses online. These may be taken as part of a certificate or degree program, or by non-degree-seeking students on a course-by-course basis. Read more…
Pantone Color of the Year 2018 Inventive and imaginative, Ultra Violet lights the way to what is yet to come. Read more… The Basic Sewing Skills Everyone Should Know Add one more item to the list of things you know how to fix: Your own clothes. All you need is a needle and thread. Read more…
The 5 Worst Mistakes You Make When Washing Your Running Clothes From ignoring the garment care labels to using the dryer, these missteps can wreak major havoc on your stuff. Read more… Say yes to these 8 gorgeous and flattering prom gowns With prom season almost upon us, here's a highlight of some of the best dresses out there. Read more…
5 Fashion Trends You'll See Everywhere This Spring Spring has officially arrived! Let's look at top five favorite trends of the season. Read more… Blend Re:wind, a new process that recycles both cotton and polyester An important milestone towards the future of global textile recycling systems necessary to enable circularity for fashion and textiles. Read more…

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