Fabrics are textiles that are used to make clothing and window coverings, furniture, towels, and more. Fabric can be made of natural fibers like cotton and wool or synthetic fibers such as polyester and acetate.
Sisal and sea grass are natural fibers that are gaining popularity as floor covering for their versatile and durable good looks. Learn more about them with this guide to sisal and sea grass rugs.
Wicker furniture is constructed of hard woven plant fibers such as willow switches, rattan stalks, or straw reeds. Wicker furniture was popular in Victorian times and continues to hold nostalgic appeal.
A stack of colorful oriental rugs is piled on a floor rug showroom in Istanbul, Turkey. Handmade or manufactured, in muted colors or bright, floor rugs add to the decor and warmth of any room.
We know that some knots hold better than others, but the why of it hasn't been so clear. Special fibers that change color under strain are providing some answers.
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