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Missing topics list[edit]

My list of missing topics about clothing (and fabrics) is updated with fabrics list - Skysmith (talk) 13:22, 8 January 2017 (UTC)


I just read the definition of tatting and found it incorrect. It says that tatting is tying a series of knots on a holding thread. With shuttle tatting you tie one half of the knot with the shuttle thread and then you must transfer that half to the holding thread. Then you make the second half of the knot and transfer it. That's why many people find it easier to needle tat. With needle tatting the stitches are made without the transfer process until the thread is pulled through all the stitches. Both processes look the same when completed. It's easier to directly add beads when you needle tat. Each technique has its own merits. (talk) 17:10, 2 September 2017 (UTC)


At Wiktionary (see wikt:Wiktionary:Tea room/2018/February, we're trying to figure out the etymology of wikt:凡爾丁 (fáněrdīng)/ wikt:凡立丁 (fánlìdīng), and whether to create an entry for the English name "valetin" used to translate them. The Chinese term refers to a wool fabric that's often mentioned along with gabardine.

The best we can figure so far is that the Chinese is derived from some non-Chinese name, but we can't seem to find anything via Google that's not a translation from Chinese (see wikt:Citations:valetin). I would appreciate it if you could check in any references you have access to, and help us figure this out. Thanks! Chuck Entz (talk) 02:10, 5 February 2018 (UTC)

rya article[edit]

It is not clear to me why this detailed article: is marked stub, low importance, and as having dubious sources. Jackdime (talk) 11:25, 7 February 2018 (UTC)

@Jackdime: Just my opinion but:
Stub because all that is covered is history; hardly a detailed article.
Low importance because it is probably only of interest to specialists (in the opinion of the person who applied the rating)
Dubious sources - at first glance I would say that the 3 references to NAZMIYAL Inc are a problem. This is a sales site, so these are promotional links. And although they may have originally linked to pages with actual content, today they all go to the same sales page for Scandinavian rugs.
If you want more specific answers, you could ask user:Ronz who tagged it for dubious sources and user:PKM who added the class and importance ratings. Leschnei (talk) 19:08, 8 March 2018 (UTC)
The "dubious references" hatnote is from 2009 and the "stub" assessment is from 2010. The article has been significantly expanded since then. If you are comfortable with the references, go ahead and remove the hatnote. I'd support changing the rating to "start".
This project has been mostly inactive for the last several years. It would be great if additional editors could review the ratings and generally bring the project current. - PKM (talk) 21:05, 8 March 2018 (UTC)
I've not looked at the article in some time. The problems with Nazmiyal links (and the associated advertising, coi, spam, and sockpuppetry problems) make any use of them (and archived versions) questionable. Wikipedia is far less tolerant of such promotional references (and the editing behind them) than when they were added. --Ronz (talk) 21:08, 8 March 2018 (UTC)
PS: Here are the project guidelines for assessing quality. - PKM (talk) 21:16, 8 March 2018 (UTC)

Adding Cloud Filling Stitch to Feather Stitch Wiki Page[edit]

I would like some feedback from fellow textile artists on adding the cloud filling stitch to the feather stitch wiki page.

I believe that this stitch can apply under the guidelines of the feather stitch as one thread loops through the vertical stitches that are applied first on the fabric. Any and all feedback would be greatly appreciated, thank you!

Mariannah88 (talk) 17:39, 22 September 2018 (UTC)