Textile arts consist of arts and crafts which use plants, animals or synthetic fibres to create artworks and objects. Natural fibres such as cotton and flax have been used for the creation of many textiles; however, in modern times, plastic fibres are becoming popular and are usually mixed with the natural ones.
Textile arts have started being important from the beginning of the civilizations; then, over the years, new methodologies and materials have been introduced in this field.
The purpose of textile arts is using decorative techniques such as printing and dyeing, embroidery, and tablet weaving to embellish textiles. As well as this, this type of arts involve methodologies at the base of the creation of textiles such as knitting, sewing, crochet and tailorings.
Dyeing is the activity which permits to add colour to textile products such as fibre, yarns and fabrics. Printing is the process of applying colour to a fabric in definite patterns or design. This process can be considered a part of the dyeing technique, with the only difference that in dyeing the whole fabric is uniformly coloured. Embroidery is the craft of decorating fabrics by using needles and materials such as pearls, quills and beads. Finally, tablet weaving is a technique which uses cards to create the shed through which the weft is passed.
Since the early times, textile arts have focused on the creation of fabrics to cover human bodies and protect them from natural elements, as well as to decorate living spaces and highlight the social status of people.
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