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Paper published in Pacific Arts, vol 3, pp115-127 (2007). Abstract: Commoner women’s textile-work is a key medium in the ongoing process of hybridizing Tongan culture for the contemporary ‘modernity plus tradition’ present. One set of wefts for this paper are ethnographic. Commoner women’s...
The relationship between ancient craft practices, “women’s work”, and technology is the primary focus of my artwork. Using the grid as a visual and conceptual link, I investigate the roots of modern technology in hand weaving practices. The structure of the grid can be traced back to the crossing...
Twisted yarns are commonly used in traditional textiles applications, such as in apparel manufacture, but their study and use in composite textiles is limited, especially in the case of continuous multifilament yarns. In textiles applications, small amounts of twist have shown to increase the...
This study investigates a potential new source of silk fibre, Galleria mellonella Linnaeus (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae), commonly known as the greater wax moth. The larvae of this moth are a major pest of stored or unattended beehive brood combs. The larvae produce large quantities of strong, elastic...
Photochromic effects in polymers—repeatable color changes after irradiation with short-wave light—offer considerable potential for enhancing the functionality of products. The textile industry especially shows a keen interest in such materials.1,2 However, polymers containing photochromic dyes...
The dissertation offers a localized, symbolic analysis of the tropes which organize mothers' everyday practice on a remote Tongan atoll. It pays particular attention to the language, meanings and practices associated with 'health'. I argue that as mothers, women are active agents in the invention...
A typical retail clothing store, especially one catering to a younger, fashion-forward customer, is likely a showcase for the latest clothing trends and hot seasonal colors. But increasingly, retail stores in China and Europe are also becoming showcases for another type of retail trend that has...
Introductory essay to special issue of Pacific Arts journal, "Pacific Textiles, Pacific Cultures: Hybridity and Pragmatic Creativity". We introduce the concept of 'pragmatic creativity' as a counter to the discourses that situate handicrafts or bricolage as somehow second rate forms of creative...
Wetness perceptions in socks are an aspect of comfort. A bench scale measurement technique -- Algorithmic Image Analysis (AIA) -- to assess the liquid moisture distribution in sock fabrics, and relate them to wetness perceptions, is developed in this thesis. In AIA, the measurement of spread...
The article discusses automotive textile fabrics, which can be found throughout any vehicle one drives, such as the top of the car and on the doors, on the seats, on the floors and in the trunk. Topics discussed include number of issues to be considered with automotive textiles such as...