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Fabrics

In 2011 I had access to a photographing microscope, so of course I had to take pictures of fabric. The first is cotton sateen, and I think it’s very interesting. The rest are cool, too. My descriptions are not at all technical, and might be wrong. It’s just what I’ve picked up over time. I dye, I don’t weave.

SateenFront2Sateen front – selvedge is on the right. A sateen weave is ‘over several, under one, (or fewer than it went over.)’

SateenBack2

Sateen back – selvedge on the left.

Broadcloth1

Broadcloth – the basic over 1 – under 1 plain weave we learned making potholders.NuSuedeBack

NuSuede polyester microfiber – the smooth back.NuSuedeFrint

NuSuede frontRadianceBack

Radiance cotton-silk sateen. This is the back cotton side.

RadianceFront

Radiance – the front / silk / warp side.

3 thoughts on “Fabrics

  1. Great photos.
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Very interesting. Thanks for sharing. What do you plan to do with the photos?

  3. So cool! I've been wanting to purchase a microscope lately. Not only am I a fabric artist but I'm also a biologist. I love these photos!

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