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Activity Discussion Art & Craft Fabric crafts Reply To: Fabric crafts

  • Saranya

    June 21, 2023 at 11:39 pm
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    Fabric crafts are manually produced objects meant to serve a particular purpose of human needs .Fabric crafts are the craft work done with fabric material. It is also known as textile production. Fabric crafts are common in Abeokuta , Adinkra in Ghana. It is one of crafts that can be done by printing , weaving , tie and dyeing , batik, and embroidery . This craft encompasses all the elements of dressing the human body : jewelry, hats , leather work and garments . it will naturally intersect with other crafts . The art of textile crafts has been recognition by the Arabs. The silk textile are decorated with beautiful miniature drawings . These crafts industry is growing very rapidly.

    Examples of fabric crafts are as follows

    Knitted art

    knitting is a method for production of textile fabric by interlacing yarn loops with same or other yarn loops .Knitting can be done by hand or by a machine.

    Crocheted art

    Crochet is a fiber art done with one hook and one strand of yarn. It is easy, very fun, and full of possibilities.

    The main difference between crochet and knitting is that crochet has only one live stitch at all times – the stitch that lives on your hook.

    Crochet stitches have different heights, and can be increased, decreased, and combined almost exactly like stitches in knitting.

    Woven art

    Weaving is the textile art in which two distinct sets of yarns or threads – called the warp and weft – are interlaced with each other at right angles to form a fabric or cloth.

    The warp threads run length-ways on the piece of cloth, while the weft runs horizontally. Cloth is woven on a loom, a device for holding the warp threads in place while the weft threads are woven through them, back and forth. Weft is an old English word meaning “that which is woven”. Woven cloth can be plain (in one color or a simple pattern), or it can be woven in decorative or artistic designs

    Hooked rugs

    Rug hooking is both an art and a craft where rugs are made by pulling loops of yarn or fabric through a stiff woven base such as burlap, linen, or rug warp. The loops are pulled through the backing material by using a crochet-type hook mounted in a handle (usually wood) for leverage. In contrast latch-hooking uses a hinged hook to form a knotted pile from short, pre-cut pieces of yarn.


    Traditionally, lace usually consisted of silk or linen threads, and some textile artisans even made this fabric using gold or silver thread. In contemporary times, however, cotton has become the most popular fabric for lace production, and some manufacturers use synthetic fibers like polyester or rayon to make lace.


    Rope may be constructed of any long, stringy, fibrous material, but generally is constructed of certain natural or synthetic fibres. Synthetic fibre ropes are significantly stronger than their natural fibre counterparts, they have a higher tensile strength, they are more resistant to rotting than ropes created from natural fibres, and they can be made to float on water. But synthetic ropes also possess certain disadvantages, including slipperiness, and some can be damaged more easily by UV light.

    Common natural fibres for rope are Manila hemp, hemp, linen, cotton, coir, jute, straw, and sisal. Synthetic fibres in use for rope-making include polypropylene, nylon, polyesters (e.g. PET, LCP, Vectran)

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