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April 26, 2019


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How to Make a Pillow Out of a Shirt This is a great way to upcycle an old shirt and make it into something new. And since you only need part of the shirt, you can use the rest of the fabric for other small sewing projects. Read more… Overlapping Jewel-Toned Fabrics Fill the Nave of a Former Italian Church Due to the piece’s position at the center of the nave. Each perspective presents a new layering of colors, bringing a shifting dimensionality to the collection of flat, hanging textiles. Read more…
How to Make a Weighted Blanket If you enjoy sewing, this DIY weighted blanket is the perfect sleep solution at an affordable price point. Read more… Advances in smart medical textiles A series of novel developments in medical textiles see smart textiles coupled with smart design to deliver benefits to both patients and medical professionals. Read more…
It’s not just your shirt that’s smart The question may not be if smart fabrics will darn near change the way we interact with our world in hundreds of ways, but rather, “How long will it take?” Read more… Polartec Makes A Clear Commitment To 100% Recycled Materials And Biodegradability The initiative is in line with what promises to be a ‘triple bottom line’ standard for the textile industry - fully recycled inputs, fully recyclable fabrics and complete biodegradability. Read more…
New clothing care label wants you to stop overwashing Did you know that 25 % of clothing’s carbon footprint comes from the way it’s cared for? Decisions about washing, removing stains, ironing, and drying have a profound impact. Read more… The National Needlecraft Awards 2019 Winners Almost 1,000 people took part in the 2019 competition. See the winners in each category. Read more…
MIT TEAM FINDS SPIDER SILK'S USE IN ARTIFICIAL MUSCLES Researchers discovered spider silk experiences supercontraction, as the fibers respond to changes in moisture. Not only do the threads contract, they also twist at the same time, providing a strong torsional force. Read more… Why The 1930s Are Having A Fashion Moment The blast of power shoulders and sexy slips at Givenchy pre-fall 2019, plus the recent Night and Day: 1930s Fashion and Photographs exhibition at London’s Fashion and Textiles Museum, fin d that suddenly the 1930's is no longer the decade that fashion forgot. Read more…

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