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  • The History of Knitting

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    Knitting has been a human activity since the first millennium AD. In essence, knitting is the use of tools to create a knotted section of cloth. Unlike other methods of cloth production, knitting does not require large and expensive looms. It is performed with small and easily created tools. Early knitting was called nalebinding. It was a simple technique. It produced a dense, warm and long lasting fabric. Unlike modern knitting, it only used a single needle to knot the yarn or thread. Most of the

  • The Art of Knitting and Crocheting

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    yarn enthusiast, do I knit or do I crochet? Knitting is completed in rows and follows block construction, where as crochet can travel in any direction and takes on a shape of its own. Knitting has a rich history dating back to pre-Columbian times. The art of knitting became popular in America during World War 1. The November 24, 1941 issue of Life magazine featured a cover story on “How to knit” encouraging women to help in the war effort by hand knitting garments for men at war. (Becker) There is

  • In what ways and why is knitting currently being used to make a political statement

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    Knitta is a group of eleven knitters. The Knitta members say: “We go beyond simply wanting attention. We prove that disobedience can be beautiful and that knitting can be outlaw” When they first started out they kept there selves unknown because they thought what they were doing was classed as graffiti than art. The knitters explain “our group is composed of people who don’t do illegal things, and we were worried about how people would react to what we are doing” (knit knit). Each member of the group

  • Knitting: The Art Of Knitting And Leisure Practices

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    during free time. The leisure activity I have chosen to partake in is knitting. My great-grandmother was an excellent knitter and would make my whole family scarves and dishcloths when she was alive. She would give them out as Christmas presents, so I want to carry on her tradition. Knitting is a relaxing and simple task, so it is a great way for me to occupy my spare time and escape the stresses of work and school. Knitting, using the term loosely, has been around for centuries. I use the term

  • Swatch Case Study

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    SWATCH A plateau in sales coupled with increasing competition in the watch industry has forced Swatch’s hand to restructure the company’s current business strategy in order for its future success. This new perspective of the current and future global markets has led to the conclusion that a plan in necessary to break stagnate growth and increase profit. Swatch are not trying to cut manufacturing costs. Swatch are not attempting to emerge in new market; they are not globalising but are focusing on

  • My Role In Life

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    Salamanca, Guanajuato, a little town located in Mexico is the place where I was born. A narrow town with another 150,000 brilliant minds besides mine, where there are always prejudices about your success in the future. The difference between the other 150,000 minds and mine was that I was focused on accomplishing more than the people around me. Sports have always been present in my life because is my way to increase and improve my abilities, it also helped me decrease the stress school caused on

  • The Use of Textiles in Human's Every Day Lives

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    process could help us understand more on the industry as well to relate it with the environment. The general flowchart of the process is shown below: Raw materials (Fibres) Spinning Nonwoven fabric Yarn Weaving Knitting Special Techniques Fabric Pretreatments Colouration / Finishing Finished Fabric GENERAL TEXTILE PROCESSING 1. RAW MATERIAL In cotton processing, cotton are fibre that are classified as the natural fibre that is obtain from natural resources

  • Therapeutic Knitting

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    Therapeutic Knitting Ask any knitter why he or she likes to knit. Some will say it is fun hand-making things. Others will say because it is relaxing. Researchers have recently become interested in this claim, and are trying to figure out the neuroscience and psychology of how knitting is relaxing. The bigger question has become, how can it be used to help people with certain long-term disorders? Knitting can be a low-cost, but still effective alternative way to treat psychological disorders such

  • Essay On Loom

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    A Loom is a device used to weave cloth and tapestry. The basic purpose of any loom is to hold the warp threads under tension to facilitate the interweaving of the weft threads. The precise shape of the loom and its mechanics may vary, but the basic function is the same. The process of producing a fabric the process of producing a fabric by interlacing warp and weft threads is known as weaving. The machine used for weaving is known as weaving machine or loom. Weaving is an art that has been practiced

  • The Rise and Fall of the Theme of Revenge

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    using metaphors and clues to slowly unfold the mysteries of all the complex characters he portrays. The metaphors that are used, stand as symbols of the themes of the story. Dickens successfully uses the metaphors of a wine-cask, a fountain, and knitting as symbols to enhance the theme of revenge. Dickens uses the metaphor of the wine-cask to elaborate on the theme of revenge. Dickens writes, “The wine was red wine, and had stained the ground of the narrow street in the suburb of Saint Antoine, in