Hope you all are having a wonderful week. We’ve been covering a wide variety of topics on fabrics and this week for a change we will to take you to the world of weaving, sewing, knitting and tailoring. Sounds fun?
Weaving is the process of making cloth, rugs, blankets, and other products by crossing two sets of threads over and under each other. Weavers use threads spun from natural fibers like cotton, silk, and wool. Weaving is probably as old as human civilization. One of the basic necessities of humans is to cover their bodies to protect themselves from outside effects.
The history of knitting is long and interesting. Knowing more about knitting history will help you appreciate the craft. American women were eager to help the war effort during World War II in any way they could, and one major thing women were encouraged to do was knit. Another reason to admire Eleanor Roosevelt, she was an avid knitter. The thing that made knitting so immediately popular when it was invented is what makes it popular even today, its simplicity.
Sewing is the craft of fastening or attaching objects using stitches made with needle and thread. Sewing is one of the oldest of the textile arts.
The knowledge and art of tailoring developed slowly and gradually in Europe between the twelfth and fourteenth centuries. The loose robe, the standard uniform of the medieval period was shortened and tightened, and eventually cut, pieced, and sewn together in attempts to bring into prominence the contours of the human form. This was the birth of tailoring and fashion too!
Now, that you have a piece of information on weaving, knitting, sewing and tailoring. Next week we will get into the details of street fashion and Haute couture.