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James Henry Northrop Revolutionized the Power Loom

James Henry Northrop Revolutionized the Power Loom

Mark 04/07/2017 0
When the Industrial Revolution first began, inventors from all over the world were making a difference by creating innovations and ideas that helped to not only improve the way that products and goods were developed but also they greatly assisted in ...
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Edmund Cartwright Brought Power to the Weaving Loom

Edmund Cartwright Brought Power to the Weaving Loom

Mark 18/04/2017 0
We don’t often spend a great deal of time learning about those who have invented machinery that helped to make the textile industry a lot more efficient, but some of these inventors have revolutionised the way that manufacturing is performed. Some of...
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John Kay - Inventor of the Flying Shuttle

John Kay - Inventor of the Flying Shuttle

Mark 08/04/2017 0
The Industrial Revolution was one of the most significant global events that the planet has ever seen. The rise of industry and innovation help to usher in a new age on the planet where goods and services produced greater efficiency and success than ...
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How Jacques De Vaucanson Changed The Textile Industry

How Jacques De Vaucanson Changed The Textile Industry

Mark 30/03/2017 0
There are many men and women who have played a significant role in the history of mankind with the incredible inventions that they have made. Men such as Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, and Joseph Cotton, have made significant contributions and...
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You May Not Know Who Basile Bouchon Is, But You Should

You May Not Know Who Basile Bouchon Is, But You Should

Mark 20/03/2017 0
Despite being one of the most important inventors in the history of textiles and looms, there is surprisingly little information on Basile Bouchon available. We're still attempting to find more information on him, but so far we've been unable to find...
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Jean Baptiste Falcon, Innovator of the Semi-Automated Loom

Jean Baptiste Falcon, Innovator of the Semi-Automated Loom

Mark 03/03/2017 0
In 1725, French textile worker Basile Bouchon revolutionised the textile industry by creating a semi-automated loom machine. This made the production of textiles not only more efficient and quicker to produce, but it also made it so that the textiles...
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How to Select the Right Material for Scatter Cushions

How to Select the Right Material for Scatter Cushions

Mark 18/02/2017 2
Scatter cushions are a fantastic and cheap way of improving your home decor. They're available in many different shapes, colours and sizes. A high quality rectangular cover with piping and a consistent pattern can really improve the aesthetics of a r...
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The History of the Automated Weaving Loom

The History of the Automated Weaving Loom

Mark 16/02/2017 1
An automatic loom, hand loom, or a frame is required to perform weaving wherein a fabric is created by interlacing warp (horizontal) and weft (vertical) yarns when they are perpendicular to each other. Among the technological inventions of looms in l...
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What is Chenille - The Development of Chenille Weaving and Fabric

What is Chenille - The Development of Chenille Weaving and Fabric

Mark 02/02/2017 1
‘Chenille’ is the French word standing for ‘caterpillar’. The name exactly describes the fabric, as it is fuzzy, soft, and feathery. The chenille type yarn is fairly modern, with the origins dating to no more than 300 years in the 18th century. This ...
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