Month: February 2018

ALPACA FLEECE… (Textile Fibers- Alpaca Fleece?)

Alpaca Fiber / Photo Credit Wikipedia ALPACA FLEECE… (Textile Fibers- Alpaca Fleece?) Letha Oelz (You can contact Letha at: OelzLetha@gmail.com… please follow me at https://www.finderzkeeperz.co.za   or https://www.facebook.com/FinderzKeeperzConsulting/) Alpaca Fleece Alpaca fleece is the natural fiber harvested from an alpaca. It is light or heavy in weight, depending on how it is spun. It is a soft, durable, luxurious and […]

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RAMIE FIBERS… (Textile Fibers- Ramie Fibers?)

Boehmeria Nivea Ramie Fibers / Photo Credit: Wikipedia RAMIE FIBERS… (Textile Fibers- Ramie Fibers?) Letha Oelz (You can contact Letha at: OelzLetha@gmail.com… please follow me at https://www.finderzkeeperz.co.za  or https://www.facebook.com/FinderzKeeperzConsulting/) Ramie Fibers Natural fibres can be classified according to their origin. The vegetable, or cellulose-base, class includes such important fibres as cotton, flax, and jute. Textile fibers can be created from many natural […]

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VEGETABLE FIBERS… (Textile Fibers- Vegetable Fibers?)

Jute Fibers / Photo Credit: Window Accents VEGETABLE FIBERS… (Textile Fibers- Vegetable Fibers?) Letha Oelz (You can contact Letha at: OelzLetha@gmail.com… please follow me at https://www.finderzkeeperz.co.za  or https://www.facebook.com/FinderzKeeperzConsulting/) Vegetable Fibers Natural fibers can be classified according to their origin. The vegetable, or cellulose-base, class includes such important fibers as cotton, flax, and jute. Textile fibers can be created from […]

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LIST OF TEXTILE FIBERS… (List of Textile Fibers?)

Natural Fibers / Photo Credit: Jeffco Fibres, Inc. LIST OF TEXTILE FIBERS… (List of Textile Fibers?) Letha Oelz (You can contact Letha at: OelzLetha@gmail.com or follow at https://www.finderzkeeperz.co.za) LIST OF TEXTILE FIBERS Textile fibers can be created from many natural sources (animal hair or fur, insect cocoons as with silk worm cocoons), as well as […]

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POLAR FLEECE (What is Polar Fleece its uses, its history?)

Polar Fleece / Photo Credit: Picnic South Africa POLAR FLEECE (What is Polar Fleece its uses, its history?) Letha Oelz (You can contact Letha at: OelzLetha@gmail.com or follow at https://www.finderzkeeperz.co.za) What is Polar Fleece? Polar fleece is a soft napped insulating fabric made from polyester. A soft, napped synthetic fabric with thermal insulation properties. Polar […]

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MICROFIBER… (What is Microfiber its uses, its history?)

Microfiber / Photo Credit: Microfiber Pros MICROFIBER… (What is Microfiber its uses, its history?) Letha Oelz (You can contact Letha at: OelzLetha@gmail.com or follow at https://www.finderzkeeperz.co.za) What is Microfiber? Microfiber (or microfiber) is synthetic fiber finer than one denier or decitex/thread, having a diameter of less than ten micrometers’. This is smaller than the diameter […]

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SYNTHETIC FABRICS/FIBERS… (What is Synthetic Fabrics – Man-made fibers, its uses, its history?)

Macro Synthetic / Photo Credit: Jingjaing Boliry International Trade Company SYNTHETIC FABRICS/FIBERS… (What is Synthetic Fabrics – Man-made fibers, its uses, its history?) Letha Oelz (You can contact Letha at: OelzLetha@gmail.com or follow at https://www.finderzkeeperz.co.za) What is Synthetic Fabrics – Man-made fibers Synthetic fabrics are textiles made from man-made fibers rather than natural fibers. Synthetic […]

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LYCRA… (What is Lycra – Spandex/Elastane, its uses, its history?)

Spandex fibers under an optical microscope cross-polarized light illumination, magnification 100x / Photo Credit CC BY-SA 4.0 LYCRA… (What is Lycra – Spandex/Elastane, its uses, its history?) Letha Oelz (You can contact Letha at: OelzLetha@gmail.com or follow at https://www.finderzkeeperz.co.za) Lycra, Spandex, or Elastane Lycra, Spandex, or elastane is a synthetic fiber known for its exceptional […]

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AMIGURUMI… (What is Amigurumi, its uses, its history?)

Amigurumi bear. Example of a large size amigurumi Credit: Thesunandtheturtle AMIGURUMI… (What is Amigurumi, its uses, its history?) Letha Oelz (You can contact Letha at: OelzLetha@gmail.com or follow at https://www.finderzkeeperz.co.za) AMIGURUMI Amigurumi (編みぐるみ, lit. crocheted or knitted stuffed toy) is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small, stuffed yarn creatures. The word is a […]

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KNITTING… (What is Knitting, its uses, its history?)

Knitted Sampler, ca. 1800, Brooklyn Museum KNITTING… (What is Knitting, its uses, its history?) Letha Oelz (You can contact Letha at: OelzLetha@gmail.com or follow at https://www.finderzkeeperz.co.za) KNITTING History and culture The word is derived from knot and ultimately from the Old English cnyttan, to knot. Nålebinding (Danish: literally “binding with a needle” or “needle-binding”) is […]

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