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Back from Bangkok!

jnct14 | Posted in General Discussion on

For those of you reading the discussions in the quilting forum, you might recall that I was headed to Bangkok on business. WELL – what an interesting trip. Bangkok is a mix of the very old meets very new – and I am not sure whether the two are in harmony yet! The King’s palace was fascinating and to see the Tibetian monks walking around in their robes was like viewing a slice out of time. The best thing was to go to some of the shops  where you could pick out a bolt of fabric, specify what garment you want, and come back in 2-3 days to pick up your completed clothing. Of course the silks were irresistible!

Speaking of cool fabrics, I had to travel from Bangkok to Geneva  to attend a major nonwovens industry tradeshow. For those of you who don’t know, a nonwoven is actually an ‘engineered’ fabric – rather than using looms, the nonwovens are created by using a modified paper making process. If you ever used a baby wipe, that’s a nonwoven! The cool thing though was a fashion show sponsored by the University of Leeds – the students took various nonwoven fabrics and constructed some amazing garments out of them! I have attached some pictures but there are more – go to http://www.nonwovens.leeds.ac.uk/fashionwithnonwovens/greetings.html, click on Galleries/nra galleries to see some very cool designs!

 

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  1. fabricholic | | #1

    Wow, you had some trip.  Thanks for posting the very interesting pictures.  The white dress looks like a combination of rope and yarn knitted together.  Too cool.

  2. AmberE | | #2

    This is so cool, jnct14. We are starting a new column called On the Road that will talk about fabric stores etc. I love hearing about what's going on with textiles in other parts of the world. Thanks so much for posting these great images!

  3. scrubble4 | | #3

    jnct14 Absolutely great, a giggle and fashion both.  Did you take any pictures of or in the fabric stores.  I have to travel vicariously, and I just love to see pictures from other places especially around fabrics. 

    Thanks Scrubble4

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