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Gimme fiber[edit]


I've been on the technology timeline ("Timeline of materials technology") talk page to inquire about more stuff on fiber tech (cloth and rope), although/because I know little about it. A place to go?

T (talk) 03:35, 28 September 2015 (UTC)

Article alerts subscription[edit]

I have added a request at wp:Article alerts for this project. Once it has been added those who are interested will be able to see alerts for articles whose talk-page carries this project's banner. For example you will see a list of articles nominated for deletion or conversly those that are proposed for Good articles. Ottawahitech (talk) 14:46, 28 November 2015 (UTC)please ping me

Several members of WikiProject Textile Arts are interested in fashion too...[edit]

Calling all members of WikiProject Textile Arts who are also interested in fashion:

WikiProject Fashion will be working on a Collaboration of the Month in July 2016. The article to be improved will be Jacket. If you are interested, please sign up! Chickadee46 (talk|contribs) (WP:MCW) 00:31, 28 June 2016 (UTC)

Rug hooking due weight[edit]

This article on rug hooking has replaced the original with a very one-sided view of rug hooking. It was obviously written by an advocate of the McGown guild and Pearl McGown. While Pearl McGown deserves a place in rug hooking history, she wasn't the only important person. There were other teachers and innovators working long before Pearl joined the community of rug hookers and then re-designed rug hooking to suit her view of it as a craft. Demanding that rug hookers follow her rules, even though she couldn't even call them rug hookers and made up new words like "ruggers" to describe these artisans, Mrs. McGown changed the craft for half a century. Prior to the McGown era, people hooked artistic rugs in independent, personal, and creative ways. Mrs. McGown turned the art into a "hook-by-numbers" craft. Rug hooking has finally moved beyond the McGown restrictions and has once again become an art that is attracting more and more people every year. The view held by McGown trained teachers that Pearl "saved rug hooking" is only true for those who believe in the propaganda promulgated by the McGown workshops and guild. I respect Pearl McGown as a hard-working entrepreneur, but there are many other people who deserve just as much respect. One example was Pearl's employer, Mrs. Saunders, who taught Pearl how to make patterns and had an earlier letter system of training teachers. There are many people like Magdalena Briner who made creative and original rugs long before Pearl decided rugs had to be made her way and denigrated rugs made any other way. Joan Moshimer was one of the first to break Pearl's rules by designing her own rugs and selling her own patterns - Pearl punished her by taking away her teaching certification. ATHA, The Association of Traditional Hooking Artists, was formed by a group of women who felt Pearl's rules were too restrictive and chose to form an alternative to the McGown guild system. In recent years, ATHA's leadership has been taken over by McGown trained teachers so all attempts to grow beyond the limits of McGown thinking have been blocked, especially all attempts to create an ATHA teacher training program. However, ATHA's success in encouraging creativity has caused the teacher training workshops to at last allow rug patterns created by non-McGown designers to be hooked at schools and workshops. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2001:5B0:220A:D378:7466:4AAD:93F7:3599 (talk) 05:31, 17 August 2016 (UTC)

Quick, call CNN! this is serious headline news!Mercurywoodrose (talk) 02:05, 18 August 2016 (UTC)

One of your project's articles has been selected for improvement![edit]

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Please note that Dress, which is within this project's scope, has been selected as one of Today's articles for improvement. The article was scheduled to appear on Wikipedia's Community portal in the "Today's articles for improvement" section for one week, beginning today. Everyone is encouraged to collaborate to improve the article. Thanks, and happy editing!
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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)