Threadwinder.info - Textile History
Textiles are interwoven thoughout man-, and particularly women-, kind's history.
It is no wonder, since clothing-textiles not only provide necessary warmth, protection, and modesty; but also provide decoration and denote affiliations, social standing, and rank.
Textiles also are important for home furnishings, flags, and even war materials.
The Following areas of textile history particularly interest me:
- The Development of Early Textiles & Textile Tools.
- Mid-1800s Crochet History; including publications & the influence of world events on crochet's popularity.
Punch's 1852 satire "The Law of Crochet" with its references to Thomas Love Peacock's Crotchet Castle is indicative of crochet's popularity growth.
Jenny the Crochet-Worker;   or the Path of the Truth is a 19th century morality tale that provides a glimpse into when crochet first became popular.
- WWI & WWII Workbasket Campaigns -
to make textile clothing and accessories for servicemen, wounded, refugees, & patriotic homefront.
- Textile Technology & its Influence on Other Technologies,
particularly the Jacquard loom and the sewing machine and their influence on the computer and standardization of machine parts, respectively.
More to come....