• Horsehair January 22, 2018


    Horsehair is the long, coarse hair growing on the manes and tails of horses. It is used for various purposes, including upholstery, brushes, the bows of musical instruments, a hard-wearing fabric called haircloth, and for horsehair plaster, a wallcovering material formerly used in the construction industry and now found only in older buildings.

    Horsehair can be very stiff or very fine and flexible; mane hair is generally softer and shorter than tail hair. The texture of horsehair can be influenced by the breed and management of the horse, including natural conditions such as diet or climate. Processing may also affect quality and feel.
    Horsehair is a protein fiber that absorbs water slowly, but can be dyed or colored effectively using traditional dyes suitable for protein fibers. It can be felted, but not easily.


January 2018
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January 1, 2018

Water Frame

Water Frame
January 2, 2018

British Fashion Council

British Fashion Council
January 3, 2018

Mobiltech (Automotive and aerospace textiles)

Mobiltech (Automotive and aerospace textiles)
January 4, 2018

Crinoline

Crinoline
January 5, 2018

Jimmy Choo

Jimmy Choo
January 6, 2018

Bouclé

Bouclé
January 7, 2018

Kickers

Kickers
January 8, 2018

Hanae Mori born 1926

Hanae Mori born 1926
January 9, 2018

Helmshore Mills Textile Museum

Helmshore Mills Textile Museum
January 10, 2018

Gabrielle Bonheur "Coco" Chanel dies in 1971

Gabrielle Bonheur "Coco" Chanel dies in 1971
January 11, 2018

Dorothy Jeakins born 1914

Dorothy Jeakins born 1914
January 12, 2018

Birkenstock

Birkenstock
January 13, 2018

Atoosa Rubenstein born 1972

Atoosa Rubenstein born 1972
January 14, 2018

Rudolph Moshammer dies 2005

Rudolph Moshammer dies 2005
January 15, 2018

Zip

Zip
January 16, 2018

Kate Moss born 1974

Kate Moss born 1974
January 17, 2018

Twine

Twine
January 18, 2018

Moleskin

Moleskin
January 19, 2018

Coopers Inc. sells the world's first briefs 1935

Coopers Inc. sells the world's first briefs 1935
January 20, 2018

Bangladesh Textile Industry

Bangladesh Textile Industry
January 21, 2018

Cristóbal Balenciaga Eizaguirre born 1895

Cristóbal Balenciaga Eizaguirre born 1895
January 22, 2018

Horsehair

Horsehair
January 23, 2018

Repetto

Repetto
January 24, 2018

Clothing starch

Clothing starch
January 25, 2018

Carpet loom

Carpet loom
January 26, 2018

Darning mushroom

Darning mushroom
January 27, 2018

Heddle

Heddle
January 28, 2018

Epinglé fabric

Epinglé fabric
January 29, 2018

Knitting needle gauge

Knitting needle gauge
January 30, 2018

Substantive dyes

Substantive dyes
January 31, 2018

Lisle

Lisle
February 1, 2018

Cotton

Cotton
February 2, 2018

Christie Brinkley born in 1954

Christie Brinkley born in 1954
February 3, 2018

Velvet

Velvet
February 4, 2018

Marie Claire

Marie Claire