Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Woven into the fabric of our lives...

This is a neat article.

Instapundit » Blog Archive » VIRGINIA POSTREL: How Textiles Repeatedly Revolutionized Technology. Textiles are technology…

Mrs. Drang describes herself as a Fiber Artist. Spinning and dyeing, weaving (which she sometimes describes as tedious), a bit of knitting, sewing...


And, yeah, fiber arts (and technology) have been key in advances in human technology.

2 comments:

NotClauswitz said...

And whoever figured-out that you could make silk from silk-worms...

D.W. Drang said...

The traditional description, the cocoon dropping into the princess' teacup, etc., is plausible enough. It's going from "Yuck! Hey, that's interesting..." and doing something with the event, including industrializing (sort of) cultivation of silkworms, that's impressive.