Staple Fiber: shorter lengths, a few inches long. Most staple fibers are natural, cotton and wool. Filament Fiber: Long fibers, primarily synthetic fibers, such as nylon and polyester. The natural fiber Silk is a filament fiber. Synthetic fibers can be cut to become staple.
Ancient Egypt 30 century’s from 3100 BC – 30 BC New Kingdom Egyptian Textiles: Embroidery vs. Weaving, 1982 The New Kingdom Era / Egyptian Empire 1550-1050 BC Textiles found: Earliest Textile Patterning: simple stripe, change of color or texture of yarn. examples: First Dynasty Pleated skirt from Tarkhan. Fifth Dynasty pharaoh Unas, striped selvedges. Middle kingdom, inlaid threads… Continue reading The Ancients
Hello Students I check on your first blog assignments and noticed some things, which I would like you to correct. Many of you need to change your “Site Title” to your name, etc. You can do this under the settings. You can type out your name with spaces. Please delete all the wordpress blogs items… Continue reading Blog changes
Here is a link to the Ghana Study Trip There will be a Study trip fair on Tuesday Sept. 27, in front of the student union.
Flax Flax is the oldest crop cultivated for other purposes than food. Flax is Scutched by hand, on handles / propellers. Scutching means the separation of the woody part of the stem, which forms the inside of the straw, from the fiber that encloses it. Originally found in the eastern Mediterranean zone, and was spread… Continue reading Flax and Wool
register a wordpress blog in your name readings #2 for Aug. 25, on wool and flax Start dictionary page: post 1-3 terms from the readings with images, links or videos.
Egypt: Weaving implements and methods were very simple, and the linen was very fine. In the machine age one is apt to forget what dexterity can achieve under “primitive” conditions. Model of weavers shop. 2000 bc Horizontal Loom, and warping pegs. Content from: Egyptian Weaving in 2000 B.C. Author(s): Charlotte R. Clark Source: The… Continue reading Looms