Cotton Manufacturing. Fig. 5C, beam warping machine.

Beam Warping Machine

Cotton Manufacturing. Fig. 5C, beam warping machine.

Bolivian fabric pattern sketched in the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

Bolivian Cloth

Bolivian fabric pattern sketched in the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

An sectional illustration of a carding machine. Carding is the processing of brushing raw or washed fibers to prepare them as textiles. A large variety of fibers can be carded, anything from dog hair, to llama, to soy fiber (a fiber made from soy beans), to polyester. Cotton and wool are probably the most common fibers to be carded. Not all fibers are carded; Flax and bast, for example, is retted then threshed.

Sectional View of a Carder

An sectional illustration of a carding machine. Carding is the processing of brushing raw or washed…

The modern chair's seats and backs are covered with leather or, textiles.

Modern Chair

The modern chair's seats and backs are covered with leather or, textiles.

The modern chair's seats and backs are covered with leather or, textiles.

Modern Chair

The modern chair's seats and backs are covered with leather or, textiles.

The modern chair's seats and backs are covered with leather or, textiles.

Modern chair

The modern chair's seats and backs are covered with leather or, textiles.

The modern chair's seats and backs are covered with leather or, textiles.

Modern Chair

The modern chair's seats and backs are covered with leather or, textiles.

Cotton manufacturing. Fig. 4D, Dobby motion: The knife beam (A), rises and falls with the motion of the loom, and the hooks in the upright position (B) rise and fall with (A); a revolving drum (D), fitted with pegs (E), forces back the springs (F), and y the rods (H) with hooks (G) are thrown back, and the healds attached to these do not rise with (A).

Dobby Motion

Cotton manufacturing. Fig. 4D, Dobby motion: The knife beam (A), rises and falls with the motion of…

Successful textile designers marry a creative vision of what a finished textile will look like with a deep understanding of the technical aspects of production and the properties of fiber, yarn, and dyes

Printed Fabric

Successful textile designers marry a creative vision of what a finished textile will look like with…

Constructed by weaving textile fibers into a network or web. Fabric may be natural or synthetic. Until approximately the middle of the twentieth century, natural fiber fabric was predominate in flag making. Traditional flag fabrics are wool, cotton, linen, and silk.

Textile Fabric

Constructed by weaving textile fibers into a network or web. Fabric may be natural or synthetic. Until…

The French Renaissance Folding-Chair is made of wood and is constructed not to fold at all. The seat is made of bands, either textile or leather and is not flexible, it is built to be moveable by means of hinges.

French Renaissance Folding-Chair

The French Renaissance Folding-Chair is made of wood and is constructed not to fold at all. The seat…

Cotton manufacturing. Fig. 1D, hand loom.

Hand Loom

Cotton manufacturing. Fig. 1D, hand loom.

Detail of Hawaiian stamped cloth pattern.

Hawaiian Cloth

Detail of Hawaiian stamped cloth pattern.

Detail of Hawaiian stamped cloth pattern.

Hawaiian Cloth

Detail of Hawaiian stamped cloth pattern.

Cotton manufacturing. Fig. 5D, Jacquard motion.  The hooks are held upright by rods connected by spiral springs, a card pressing against the ends of these, pierced with holes opposite the ends of the rods connected with the required hooks; the arrangement of holes in the card thus determines the pattern which is woven.

Jacquard Motion

Cotton manufacturing. Fig. 5D, Jacquard motion. The hooks are held upright by rods connected by spiral…

Label of the International Ladies' Garmet Workers Union.

Union label

Label of the International Ladies' Garmet Workers Union.

A hand loom - front view.

Loom

A hand loom - front view.

A textile machine used as a home appliance for sewing

Sewing Machine

A textile machine used as a home appliance for sewing

An illustration of a man using a loom. A loom is a machine or device for weaving thread or yarn into textiles. Looms can range from very small hand-held frames, to large free-standing hand looms, to huge automatic mechanical devices. A loom can also refer to an electrical cable assembly or harness such as a wiring loom.

Man and Loom

An illustration of a man using a loom. A loom is a machine or device for weaving thread or yarn into…

Mexican Terra-Cotta Head sketched in the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

Mexican Terra-Cotta Head

Mexican Terra-Cotta Head sketched in the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

Cotton manufacturing. Fig. 5C, mule spinning machine.

Mule-spinning Machine

Cotton manufacturing. Fig. 5C, mule spinning machine.

This Medieval textile pattern is a richly embroidered French silk tapestry. It is a 15th century design that includes organic elements with a geometrical framing.

Medieval Textile Pattern

This Medieval textile pattern is a richly embroidered French silk tapestry. It is a 15th century design…

This textile pattern is a German Renaissance design.

Textile Pattern

This textile pattern is a German Renaissance design.

This textile pattern comes from a 1560 Venetian picture.

Textile Pattern

This textile pattern comes from a 1560 Venetian picture.

Peruvian fabric design sketched in the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

Peruvian Fabric Design

Peruvian fabric design sketched in the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

Detail of Samoan glass-cloth with string decoration.

Samoan Grass-Cloth

Detail of Samoan glass-cloth with string decoration.

Cotton manufacturing. Fig. 6C, slasher.

Slasher

Cotton manufacturing. Fig. 6C, slasher.

An illustration of a woman using a spinning wheel. A spinning wheel is a device for spinning thread or yarn from natural or synthetic fibers.

Spinning Wheel

An illustration of a woman using a spinning wheel. A spinning wheel is a device for spinning thread…

Cotton manufacturing. Fig. 2D, tappet motion: A, B, cams on shaft C, operate the tappet levers D, E by means of pedals F, and raise or lower the healds G as required.

Tappet Motion

Cotton manufacturing. Fig. 2D, tappet motion: A, B, cams on shaft C, operate the tappet levers D, E…

A lightweight handheld collapsible canopy

Combination Cane Style Umbrella

A lightweight handheld collapsible canopy

The Egyptian valence is a hanging textile termination with the lower end ornamentally cut. It is ornamented with cords, tassels and embroidery. The upper edge of the valence is generally fixed to moulding.

Egyptian Valence

The Egyptian valence is a hanging textile termination with the lower end ornamentally cut. It is ornamented…

The Indian-Mexican pouch valence is a hanging textile termination with the lower end ornamentally cut. It is ornamented with cords, tassels and embroidery.

Indian-Mexican Pouch Valence

The Indian-Mexican pouch valence is a hanging textile termination with the lower end ornamentally cut.…

The modern design valence is a hanging textile termination with the lower end ornamentally cut. It is ornamented with cords, tassels and embroidery.

Modern Design Valence

The modern design valence is a hanging textile termination with the lower end ornamentally cut. It is…

The modern design valence is a hanging textile termination with the lower end ornamentally cut. It is ornamented with cords, tassels and embroidery.

Modern Design Valence

The modern design valence is a hanging textile termination with the lower end ornamentally cut. It is…

The renaissance valence is a hanging textile termination with the lower end ornamentally cut. It is ornamented with cords, tassels and embroidery. The upper edge of the valence is generally fixed to moulding.

Renaissance Valence

The renaissance valence is a hanging textile termination with the lower end ornamentally cut. It is…

The Renaissance valence is a silver color hanging textile termination with the lower end ornamentally cut. It is ornamented with cords, tassels and embroidery.

Renaissance Valence

The Renaissance valence is a silver color hanging textile termination with the lower end ornamentally…

The tomb of Incas valence is found in Ancon, Peru. It is a hanging textile termination with the lower end ornamentally cut.

Tomb of Incas Valence

The tomb of Incas valence is found in Ancon, Peru. It is a hanging textile termination with the lower…

Cotton manufacturing. Fig. 4C, Warder's bobbin winding machine, with cam motion for raising and lowering guides to secure even winding.

Winding Machine

Cotton manufacturing. Fig. 4C, Warder's bobbin winding machine, with cam motion for raising and lowering…