𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐬𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐨𝐝𝐝𝐥𝐲 𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐟𝐢𝐜 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐜𝐚𝐧𝐨𝐧𝐬 .
1. what does your muse smell like ?
Klaus leaned fully into the quintessential hippie aesthetic somewhere in his late teens by covering up the scent of weed with incense. Even sober he still smells mildly of patchouli and, very faintly, cigarette smoke. He’s a clean freak who loves, loves, loves bubble baths, and takes a bath daily in a variety of wonderfully scented oils, soaps, and salts.
2. what do your muse’s hands feel like ?
Soft and warm. Klaus’s whole body temperature runs warm, a stark contrast to the forces with which he fellowships. There’s a callus on the bottom of his left palm, from writing and drawing. and his left ring finger is a little warped at center from holding pencils and pens. Klaus’s touch is also furtive and gentle, even if it’s also frequent and needy.
3. what does your muse usually eat in a day ?
Klaus is a junk food to nutritious food convert (due largely to the company he kept during his stint in the 60s). He isn’t a vegan or vegetarian, but he does aim for gluten and dairy free foods (he’s lactose intolerant), as well as minimally processed and organic foods. However he can be found eating junk food on special occasions and he still relies heavily on takeout. Ethnic foods are a staple (Mexican, Indian, Korean, Vietnamese, and Chinese are his favorites). He can always be tempted to eat donuts because of their nostalgic associations. The QUANTITY of food he consumes is what amazes most people, particularly as it never seems to change his svelte figure and trim waistline. Even when he’s sober this is the case, leading his loved ones to suspect that his ability to manipulate and channel forces of life and death somehow burns calories at an alarming rate.
4. does your muse have a good singing voice ?
Klaus is a competent singer, and at his best when crooning soft ballads or lullaby-like melodies. He isn’t a prodigy, but his voice is always pleasant and on-pitch, unless he’s drunk and really belting something out karaoke-style. His voice has a natural vibrato because it has a natural tremor, and that adds to its kind of wistful, haunting quality.
5. does your muse have any bad habits or nervous ticks ?
I mean, where do I begin? LOL. The substance abuse habit is self-evident. Klaus also picks at calluses on his legs, and pulls off hangnails by himself. He occasionally bites his nails, when in withdrawal. He jiggles his legs. He frequently circulates his homestead naked or in just his underwear. He tucks his hair behind his ears when he’s nervous, worried, embarrassed or upset. He talks, whistles, and sings to himself. He hangs off of loved ones physically, clinging on when they might prefer distance. He’s pathologically conflict-avoidant and would sometimes rather be considered an asshole than simply open up about and explain his feelings, especially if they run counter to a loved one’s wishes.
6. what does your muse usually look like / wear?
Klaus is haute-couture, even if he has to fish it out of a Goodwill bin. He has no set style as long as it’s contemporarily relevant and provocative. If he’s in the sixties, he’s a hippie. If he’s in the 2010s, he’s goth/”eurotrash.” He likes comfort, so he will lean toward soft, luxurious, and snuggly fabrics. He hates shoes and only wears them when necessary, which means he has a lot of slip-ons and sandals, with the occasional Converse or boot. In his current mainverse, he’s re-embraced the hippie look, with occasional forays into undefinably “artsy” categories. Crop tops are frequent. Dusters and oversized jackets are frequent. So are patterns, batiks and sequins. You’ll see him in gender-fluid attire, often pairing a skirt with the tops mentioned, or wearing a spaghetti-strapped dress. Jewelry is usually piles of long necklaces plus Dave’s dog tags, and bracelets made of glass or wooden beads. Very boho.
7. Is your muse affectionate? How much? How so?
Extremely, both physically and verbally. He may at first feign sardonic indifference, but once it’s clear his affection is appreciated, even reciprocated, you won’t get him off you. He likes hugs, kisses, and legitimate full-body snuggles. This has been true since childhood, as it’s the one surefire way to distinguish the dead from the living.
He will also make you things: particularly ceramic vessels or knit clothing (especially scarves and mittens) as a way of demonstrating his desire to take care of you. He might try to cook, and he’s surprisingly good at that when he’s sober.
Finally he will give you quality time. He will sit with you in silent solidarity as long as you need it. He will listen to you without limit. And he will offer what advice he can, and chances are, if you’re a younger person in the same position he once was, that advice will be lucid and comforting.
8. what position does your muse sleep in?
Klaus is a side or back sleeper alone, flinging himself down anywhere in a tangle of long limbs. With others, he will be more adaptable.
9. could you hear your muse in the hallway from another room ?
Lmao absolutely. Even if Klaus isn’t being loud and obnoxious, his voice projects and his charisma lures most people right in.
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So there’s this company called PuzzlesPrint online that lets you get custom jigsaw puzzles made, which have made GREAT gifts for my mom for several years now. But she really wants puzzles of either my art, or of photos from our vacations together. And I’ve run out of both that are good enough for print!
So I had this thought to design something that would just make a good puzzle that I could give her this year. I went and found hi res pics of a bunch of batik fabrics, a couple nice rocks, and sort of… quilted them together into these images. And I still have other colors of fabric I haven’t used yet. Maybe if she likes these, I’ll continue the series with other colors! Whaddaya think?
Earlier, there were conventional machines to handle tasks like embroidery as well as other hand work. This accustomed to take a long time and was lacking enough designs included. Now, the latest inventions in this industry are coming up with ripples in the textile sector. Garment cutting machines, hemming machines, knitting machines, over lock ones and embroidery ones happen to be modernised to accommodate varied interests in the customer. العماري للاقمشه If you plan to use banners to draw in more customers, first you need to determine which the targeted public is, what their preferences are and what locations they check out the most. Planning an advertising campaign offers quite a bit to do with determining costs, so that you should think about the available budget when scouting for the type of banner you would like. Many garment companies are actually going by natural means. Pure merit means they are ride high popularity. One can also see as relevant mix and match by many apparel manufacturers who blend better of the two worlds. Right choice of textile and expert stitching are primary to great apparels. Textile fabric design are not tied to apparels but are widely accepted after only home dcor. The furnishing market is also constantly seeking inspiration in the textile fabric design units. The use of vintage, period fabric designs has become popular again. The use of natural fabrics has had back the call to become tolerant towards the environment. The use of environmentally safe fashion and furnishings have become witnessing a blast at the. Some apparel manufacturing companies are already about the forefront to do business by doing this. Another thing that you can do while you are there's to consider what they have got displayed inside their textile museum. You may wonder what in the world a textile museum is for and if you're in Indonesia, you may have pointed out that they have the Batik style of dying their textiles. This is high art for the children and something glance at this Batik and you will probably discover why. So remember, cheap hotel Bali is the strategy to use if you wish to save more money for things that are far more fun. العماري للاقمشه There are conflicting opinions regarding if the Bayeux Tapestry was made, however the widely used choice is which it was probably approximately the 1070's. The tapestry provides not merely once scene in the famous battle of Hastings, but a tiny yet complete portion of history, depicting the Norman Conquest of England and even the battle in 1066 relating to the armies of William the Conqueror and King Harold.
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You go, I go, you leave, I leave
Author: Lila Stone
In celebration of the second annual New York Textile Month, members of the Textile Society of America will author Object of the Day for the month of September. A non-profit professional organization of scholars, educators, and artists in the field of textiles, TSA provides an international forum for the exchange and dissemination of information about textiles worldwide.
The textile manufacturing firm Vlisco Group was founded in 1846 in the Netherlands. Vlisco designs, produces, and distributes their batik-inspired wax prints to the West and Central African markets, as well as to Africans living in global consumer cities. The company’s signature wax-resist printed cottons were originally created for the Javanese market, but the attempt to introduce a machine-made version of hand-drawn batik failed. The fabrics were later introduced to the African market, where consumers were attracted to the bold, brightly colored and elaborately patterned prints.
Vlisco designs are a product of a unique collaboration between the Dutch designers and open-air markets sellers in East and Central African markets, primarily women, who suggest patterns and colors. The bolts of fabric are bought and sold primarily in open-air markets and it is popular for consumers to mix and match the prints and then bring the fabric to a tailor to fashion into a unique garment; a dress for the first day of work or a wedding gown. The consistently high quality of the printed fabric is attractive to the African consumer and remains one of the crucial selling points for new and returning customers, although cheaply printed knock-offs are widely available.
The titles are not assigned by the company, but rather are informal titles given by the sellers, and often reference topical events or local proverbs. A print with purses came to be known as “Michelle Obama’s Handbag”; another is called “Kofi Annan’s Brain.” The title Tu sors, je sors translates from French as You go, I go, or You leave, I leave. The design depicts two birds flying out of an opened cage, which is said to suggest “if you think this marriage is something you can take and leave as you please, I will do the same.”
Contemporary artist Yinka Shonibare uses Vlisco fabrics boldly in his work, often headless or anonymous manikins wearing garments in historic styles made from Vlisco fabrics, to comment on the complexities of the post-colonial global trading market.
Lila Stone works as a Task Representative for the Textile Society of America and a Project Coordinator at The Columbus Museum in Columbus, Georgia.
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When planning my cushion cover my ideal market from the start of the project differed towards the end in terms of the type of demographic which would be interested. Based on my initial cushion planning my target market would have an interest in bright vibrant, intense colours and psychedelic patterned fabrics however, i believe the ideal market for my final cushion would be one that enjoys bright cool colours, simple contemporary designs that are not overwhelming.
My cushion cover could work in a bright modern home that is cosy but doesn't shy away from colour features. In terms of which brands I believe would be suitable for my cushion I began by researching brands that created home ware products that used bright colour schemes as well as simplistic designs. Brands such as anthropology and Oliver Bonas seemed best suited so I then decided to look into companies whose whole range of products are similar to mine i concluded that urban outfitters' bright, simplistic designs on their products were a brand that would be suitable for my product.
Another feature of my cushion design that is of importance to me is the sustainability of my final product in terms of the fabrics used, the tools I've used in the processes of the batik, dye and embroidery as well as when I was sewing my cushion cover together. Due to my restrictions financially and time wise i was not able to obtain the fabrics which could fit this particular requirement of sustainability. On the other hand i was able to find threads provided by the collage this reduced any more wastage of products i also bought my fabric from a nearby fabric shop so this reduced my carbon footprint.
LUBAINA HIMID – LOST THREADS
British Textile Biennial
1-31 October 2021, Gawthorpe Hall, Padiham
“Cascading through the structure of Gawthorpe Hall’s Great Barn, 400 metres of Dutch Wax fabric reflect the movement of oceans and rivers that have been used to transport cotton across the planet and over centuries. Waterways historically carried raw cotton, spun yarn, and woven textiles from continent to continent, as well as enslaved people from Africa to pick raw cotton in the southern states of America or workers who migrated from South Asia to operate looms here in East Lancashire.
In this major new installation, Turner-prize winning artist, Lubaina Himid, continues her life-long exploration into the making of clothing and histories of colonisation, female labour, migration and globalisation. Although recognised as ‘African’ cloth, these textiles have a complex lineage and identity that reflects an historic and continuing flow of labour, trade and money.
The vibrantly coloured and intricately patterned fabric in the installation dominates West African markets and is now globally recognised as quintessentially “African” although the cloth was originally forged by Dutch colonial companies attempting to mechanically reproduce handmade Javanese batik cloth in Holland. When this failed to take off in Southeast Asia, Dutch traders began to sell the cloth in West African markets. The patterns were modified to fit local tastes and quickly became popular, ultimately becoming an essential everyday consumer good. However, today the majority of Dutch designs available on African markets are low-cost reproductions made in China, such as the fabric used in Lost Threads which exposes the role of colonisation in the formation of cultural stereotypes.”
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Still thinking about Aiwan Obinyan’s film @waxprintfilm
How the very colonial Dutch fabric, based on Indonesian batik, became a heritage fabric for many African countries. And how Chinese companies are now knocking off and undercutting both local manufacturers and @vlisco the Dutch manufacturer.
The film is fascinating, following Aiwan’s journey of discovery. I highly recommend it!