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The Revolution of the Paisley

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Paisley symbol originated in Persia 200-650 AD. Although the Paisley symbol originated in Persia many other cultures were influenced by the Paisley symbol such as the English, Indian, Romans, Pakistani’s, French and Chinese. We can engage in the practice of looking to communicate, to influence and be influenced. Therefore we live in a multicultural Society that is increasingly visual and shows the Paisley within a variety of purposes. There is substantial evidence in the Indian culture of the Paisley influence, for example the Indian shawls it is shown here in the image above of this Paisley print design. This includes woven wool shawls which is printed on top of the shawls. The influence around the world reflect on the fabrics used in today’s day and age. Traditional value is brought upon culture, principle and shows in prints in this modern day.

The Cycle of Silk

Silk is a protein fibre. Textile fibres can be created from many natural sources, one of them being insect cocoons such as silk worm cocoons. As all fabrics have to go through several means of testing to be put on the market, as silks been around since (Yangshao culture, 4th millennium BCE) for it to be made in to connecting fibres and in to textiles Chinese legend Lady Hsi-Ling-Shih, She is credited with the introduction of silkworm rearing and the invention of the loom. This became a revaluation to textiles which embrace the fashion industry in many ways. The smooth light airing feel of the fabric is woven into textiles by going through a processes of the insect growing in to an adult their worm blanket of fibres are being recycled for worth of others. The shine appearance of the silk is a reflection on triangular prism-like structure of the silk fibre. This is what allows silk cloth to refract incoming light at different angles, thus producing different colours.

The Cotton Family

Here is poly cotton poly cotton drill, cotton velvet, poly cotton strip, plain cotton, quilted cotton diamond shaped stitched and fire retardant poly cotton. Printed, soft, fun designed and stitched to embrace colour, texture and embrace that outfit your trying to make stand out from the crowd. With summer fast approaching and we all love to decorate for crazy barques here is an idea to use the printed coloured cottons to make bunting to dress up your party to impress.