Thursday, 10 November 2011


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sewing is the craft of fastening or attaching objects using stitches made with a needle and thread. Sewing is one of the oldest of the textile arts, arising in the Paleolithic era. Before the discovery ofspinning yarn or weaving fabricarchaeologists believe Stone Age people across Europe and Asia sewed fur and skin clothing using boneantler or ivory needles and "thread" made of various animal body parts including sinewcatgut, and veins.
Although usually associated with clothing and household linens, sewing is used in a variety of crafts and industries, including shoemakingupholsterysailmakingbookbinding and the manufacturing of some kinds of sporting goods. Sewing is the fundamental process underlying a variety of textile arts and crafts, including embroiderytapestryquiltingappliqué and patchwork.

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