Sewing – Tools and History

Sewing practices, such as the use of wires and needles to attach a variety of materials, have been at least 20,000 years. Sewing is actually a common phenomenon, and its actual beginning can be traced back to the beginning of history. It has been used for woven fabrics for hundreds of years and has been used to stitch leather, fur and bark together for clothing and other purposes.

Early sewing needles were made from bones taken from plants, wood or natural needles, just like Native Americans used agave plants. The first proven sewing needle made of iron dates back to the 3rd century BC and is now found in Germany. Chinese archaeologists have reported a complete set of iron stitches and thimbles in the tombs of the Han Dynasty [202 BC – 220 AD]. This is an example of the earliest thimble in history. The thimble was developed to help the early sewers pierce the needles with thick skin and fur, and was first made of bone, wood, leather, and sometimes glass and porcelain. Later thimbles began to be made of metal, and before the 18th century, the pits in the thimble had to be punched by hand. The thimble is also a beautiful object, and the thimble is made of precious stones and semi-precious stones and precious metals.

The first thread is made of plant fibers and animal muscles for sewing leather and fur for clothes, blankets and shelters. It was later discovered that fibers from plants and animals can be spun together into a thread. The ancient Egyptians made lines by spinning these fibers together and designed a method of dyeing lines using berries and plant matter. In China and Japan, silk fibers taken from silk mites are spun into very fine threads.

For most of the history of sewing, it is done by hand. From the simplest stitching to the gorgeous decorating work, done with needles, lines and stable hands. It has been the case until the first patent of the "Imitated Hand Sewing" machine in England in 1790. I don't know when there are machines made by the 1790 patent.

The first normally operating sewing machine was patented in 1830 in Barthelemy Thimonnier, France. It uses threads and crochet to make chain stitches similar to hand embroidery. When the French tailor rioted and burned his garment factory, the inventors were almost killed because they feared that the machine would lead to unemployment. In 1846, American Elias Howe obtained his machine patent, but it was not until 1850 when Isaac Singer built the first truly successful sewing machine. For needles, threads, thimbles and machines, its art and crafts not only form the items we use and comfortable. Sewing helps to form civilization itself.

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