Quilting is a sewing method done to join two or more layers of material together to make a thicker padded material.
A quilter is the name given to someone who works at quilting. Quilting can be done by hand, by sewing machine, or by a specialist longarm quilting system. The origins of quilting remain unknown, but sewing techniques of piecing, applique, and quilting have been used for clothing and furnishings in diverse parts of the world for several millennia.
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Realitas Facts – Note Pads
Note pads are an extremely useful means of recording information.
What differentiates them is their binding. Principal types of binding are padding, perfect, spiral, comb, sewn, clasp, disc, and pressure, some of which can be combined. Binding methods can affect whether a notebook can lie flat when open and whether the pages are likely to remain attached.
Realitas Facts – Woodturning
Woodturning is a form of woodworking that is used to create wooden objects on a lathe.
Woodturning differs from most other forms of woodworking in that the wood is moving while a stationary tool is used to cut and shape it. Many intricate shapes and designs can be made by turning wood and materials other than wood can also be used as in these pens.
Realitas Facts – Paper Mache
Paper Mache in French is ‘chewed paper’. The history of Paper Mache can be traced back to ancient Egyptian coffins, Japanese and Indian armour and shields, and for decorative purposes in the middle and far east. Paper Mache first entered Europe when it was used for architectural , ornamental and decorative purposes.
Paper Mache was also used in war time as fuel tanks, and once they were used up they were dropped from the aircrafts. Due to the creation of plastics and composites, Paper Mache is now mainly used for craft purposes
Realitas Facts – Handbags
Everyone loves a good handbag. The oldest known handbag has been traced back to 5000 years ago and was worn by Otzi the Iceman. Handbags were first popular for all genders. However, as the appeal expanded, the number of women's handbags increased, but men began to prefer pockets. Despite the first handbags being designed to be small and tidy, this changed as popularity grew and women demanded bigger and more elaborate bags.
Handbags are now arguably one of a girl’s best friends while man bags are slowly gaining in popularity..