Tag Archives: textile history

Magazine of the Week

Hi, everyone! It’s your Magazine of the Week! The first and foremost reason this is this week’s Mag of the Week is to remind you to go see the Museum at FIT’s current exhibition Expedition before it comes down on … Continue reading

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Technology threads: a tale of textile history

In this brave new world, designers and techies are trying to apply new technologies to improve a very old one: clothing. The history of clothing, fashion, culture, and technology are deeply embedded in the history of textiles. I started to … Continue reading

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Well-knit codes

A colleague here sent around this cool article about WWI and WWII spies who used knitting to code observations for the Resistance. It seems unlikely to me that a lot of knitters went to the trouble to learn codes in … Continue reading

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