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January 24, 2017


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Quilting Tips: Accurate Measuring and Cutting Here are a few tips and ideas to help with accurate measuring and cutting fabrics for quilting. The tips have proven to be valuable insights to the quilters. It's amazing how often one simple tip can really improve accuracy. Read more… Today We Carry Technology, Tomorrow We'll Wear It. As we head toward 2017, nanotechnology has made fibers smarter. Conductive yarns mean the fabrics that we wear and sit and sleep on can suddenly communicate with our devices. And 3D printing could change the way we think about, produce, wear, and even buy clothes. Wearable technology was never meant to stop at a smart watch or a fitness band. Read more…
Unraveling children's pain with the touch of textiles Wendy Golden-Levitt describes very her work as a child therapist, where she uses textiles much as others might use toys in a play therapy context. The textiles used are personally selected, come from all parts of the world, and they are handmade. They are not chosen for their superiority in weave, texture, or softness, but for their potential to assist a child to surrender his pain. Read more… Textile Sculptures Created From Dozens of Multicolored Orbs Chilean textile artist Serena Garcia Dalla Venezia creates colorful arrangements of hand-sewn fabric balls, producing artwork with texture and depth by grouping dozens of differently sized and shaped spheres. Read more…
A So-Good-It's-Like-Magic Technique to Bring New Life to Old Textiles Don't throw out your faded or stained napkins, rugs, or quilts just yet—give them a new lease on life by overdyeing them. Just as the name suggests, overdyeing is the process of dyeing over already-dyed fabric. Read more… Lavish Carpet Fragments Recovered from 17th-Century Dutch Shipwreck Fragments of a carpet that had been buried at the bottom of the sea for nearly 400 years are now on display in the Netherlands. The carpet, which is made from silk and wool, is decorated with flowers and animals. Based on the patterns, colors and weaving techniques, art historians concluded the fabric was likely manufactured in present-day Pakistan, during the second quarter of the 17th century. Read more…

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