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  1. Textile crafts.

    Finally washed it becomes bright and pure Ajrak. Ralli, Patchi Work Capplique It means to mix, to join, to connect. It is basically a domestic craft mady by the women in leisure hours, made out of old as well as new cloth. This bright coloured cotton covering is an artistic elaboration of the patch work idea- a master piece of fascinating design and colour which takes the Sindhi women months to make. It is an instinctive artistry of patience and love.

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  2. History of Shoes.

    From various different types of shoes, you can tell the myths and legends of different races. The shoe, even up until now, continues to tell those myths and legends which have come down on us. Stories like Mercury's Winged Sandals, Puss in Boots, Cinderella, and others all existed in some ancient and forgotten tongue, but are still well known to children. The shoe has also been known to bring luck when thrown after the newly wedded couple. In its very first form, the shoe was just a simple piece of plaited grass or rawhide, which was strapped to the feet.

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  3. Annie Sherburne - shopping with a conscience.

    A number of things can be done to improve the aesthetics of a sample or piece of fabric. One way is using dyes. Dyes are absorbed into the very fibres of textiles, ensuring a much longer lifetime than paints and pigments which are applied to the surface of a textile or fabric making them more vulnerable to damage. At it's most basic, dyeing can be described as a process in which yarn or fabric is immersed in a solution produced by boiling up selected raw materials or dyestuffs. These may be animal, vegetable or mineral in origin. The first alternative to natural dyes was discovered in the 1850's as a result of the analysis of the chemical structure of indigo, a dye frequently used in Ancient Egypt and the oldest dye known to man.

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  4. What design elements were used and what architectural changes were made by Mackintosh at 78 Derngate to create mystery and spaciousness' in such a small interior.

    The extensions were a modern idea and gave the house another interesting feature.2 Mackintosh's career and style before 78 Derngate: Largely under-rated in his homeland during his lifetime, Charles Rennie Mackintosh was an architect, designer and painter who influenced European design, particularly in Austria and Germany, in the early 1900s. Recently he has achieved the recognition his work deserves, both in Scotland, and worldwide. Mackintosh's ethos was that each building should be a total work of art, with each carefully contrived detail contributing to the whole.

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  5. Appliqu and quilting.

    It is washable, lightweight, warm and easy to work with. The thread required for quilting must be strong. Quilting can be done by hand or machine. For both techniques, the fabric is prepared in the same way: * The layers are Assembled in the correct order. * Working from the centre of the fabric to the outside corners and, if necessary, also in between, the layers are tacked together * The fabric is smoothed down and ensured that it is flat. Quilting creates a contrast between a design element and its background, consequently giving the 'design element' a larger emphasis.

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  6. A History of Fashion (1900-2003)

    Women had gained more independence as a result of working during the war and wanted to break free from the constraints of tight skirts and rigid corsets.. V shaped necklines subdued colours and fancy trimmings became popular. In the 1920's it was as if fashion was reflecting a sense of relief after World War 1. Fashionable women abandoned their tight fitting clothes and cut their hair. Clothes became less feminine and took on masculine attributes. A boyish look was admired and in order to achieve this, bosoms were flattened and waists disappeared.

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  7. Clothing - Fashion - Cosmetics

    One thing every one loved about fashion was bright colour. They usually wore lots of layers of clothes. To make the garments more spectacular the doublet, trunks, skirt or bodice often had many slits, which opened as the wearer moved to show the colours of the material underneath. Although no two people wore the same things they were something like this. First, a long shirt, usually highly decorated, with long sleeves and frilly cuffs. Then a pair of coloured under-trousers (not under pants) called canions, which were held up by string ties. Stockings with fancy garters followed, and coloured shoes made of soft leather, silk or velvet.

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  8. The peoples guide to knowing your townies

    There are many different classes of townies to be aware of, these are... Townie tramps This race of townie prefers to wear old out of date clothes, colours faded away or aluminous. The most well known clothing of a townie tramp consists of; a pair of Addidas joggers, faded aluminous green which they see as the best colour, a faded grey Nike t-shirt with a large Nike tick which fills most of the front of the t-shirt. A matching tracksuit jacket would do nicely, again faded aluminous green. The footwear is usually some old football boots Astroturf soles of course.

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  9. Giorgio Armani

    SIMINT, the Modena based manufacturer of his jeans and basics for Emporio Armani, INTAI which produces his ties, and LUXOTTICA which produces his eyewear. http://www.fashionz.co.uk/designers/GiorgioArmani/ Christian Dior Christian Dior was born in 1905 in Normandy, France. He joined the army and after several years, he decided to concentrate on fashion designing. He returned to Paris in 1935 and began selling his sketches. At first, his hats were more successful than his dress designs. However, he concentrated more on his dress designing and was hired by Robert Piguet in 1938.

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  10. It's important to understand the difference between our ancestor's need to clothe themselves for warmth and the emergence of fashionable clothes and changing fashions.

    The history of fashion and clothes has been very different for men and women. In Western societies, men's clothes have almost always included leg coverings, such as pantaloons and a form of jacket and a hat. Women's clothing was based on dresses and/or long skirts and bodices. This difference can be explained, because of the different status and occupations of men and women. Historically, men went out to fight and farm and women stayed at home and were involved in the domestic side of life. The middle and upper classes wore clothes that portrayed to the world, their class and social standing.

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  11. To design and make a dish for a special diet.

    Egg must be hard boiled-so not runny. 3) Small slices of bacon- so don't choke. 4) Has to look like a face-appealing to a toddler. 5) Small quiche-toddlers have small appetite. Mash Face Design Specification 1) Mash must not have too much butter in-To creamy for a toddler. 2) Slice sausages must be the same size so looks even. 3) Big Sausage must be cut into sections- so it is easier to eat.

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  12. The Evolution of Style

    Moreover, hat brims were now folded back to display the forehead. Powers' models in the early 1930's wore brimmed hats, longer skirts and wastes at "normal" level. Seperates now became more important and the white skirts a summer necessity. Such an outfit would be perfect for observing the increasingly popular "spectator sports". This popular look led to sport's clothes never before. Women wore backless bathing suits and bared their legs on the tennis court as well as at the beach. (This was unheard of before). Going ahead and enjoying fashion was the new philosophy for the 30's.

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