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"Yarn: A Thread of Stories and Creativity Unraveled" In the world of art, there are countless threads that weave together tales of history, culture, and imagination

Background imageYarn Collection: Art deco advert for Viyella knitting yarn, a silhouette of a lady's hands knitting. Date: 1931

Art deco advert for Viyella knitting yarn, a silhouette of a lady's hands knitting. Date: 1931

Background imageYarn Collection: Ripping Yarn

Ripping Yarn. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageYarn Collection: CAT & KITTENS. Oil on board. American, 19th century, anonymous

CAT & KITTENS. Oil on board. American, 19th century, anonymous

Background imageYarn Collection: Spinning Harris Tweed

Spinning Harris Tweed
Production of Harris Tweed. A typical scene in an island home as the crofter spins her yarn

Background imageYarn Collection: Cartoon - Swallowing a yarn

Cartoon - Swallowing a yarn
A little blackbird fails to consume a length of twine: " I can t swallow that yarn." Date: circa 1915

Background imageYarn Collection: Old English Sheepdog turned into wool

Old English Sheepdog turned into wool
An Old English Sheepdog with its enterprising owner, who has spun its coat into balls of wool for knitting

Background imageYarn Collection: Grandfather welcomes his Granddaughter

Grandfather welcomes his Granddaughter
A Grandfather, fishing in the shade of a tree by a quiet pool, welcomes his Granddaughter with open arms. Watercolour painting by Raymond Sheppard

Background imageYarn Collection: Fine Hand Hackling and Sorting Yarn in a Spinning Mill

Fine Hand Hackling and Sorting Yarn in a Spinning Mill - an interior shot showing a man hackling flax by hand at a bench by a window. (Location: Ireland). Date: circa early 1900s

Background imageYarn Collection: N. of Ireland Flax Spinning Industry, Bundling Yarn

N. of Ireland Flax Spinning Industry, Bundling Yarn - a view of the spinning process where the yarn is bundled in a spinning mill. (Location: Ireland). Date: circa early 1900s

Background imageYarn Collection: Dyeing Wool and Yarn for Donegal Homespun, Inishowen

Dyeing Wool and Yarn for Donegal Homespun, Inishowen
Dyeing Wool and Yarn forDonegal Homespun, Inishowen - a view of two men outside a thatched cottage sorting wool and yarn. (Location: Republic of Ireland: County Donegal: Inishowen)

Background imageYarn Collection: Cotton Spinning I: Development of Spinning Machinery (engraving)

Cotton Spinning I: Development of Spinning Machinery (engraving)
XJF311273 Cotton Spinning I: Development of Spinning Machinery (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: 1. Indian Spinning-Wheel, 2. Saxony Spinning-Wheel, 3)

Background imageYarn Collection: Yarn twisting

Yarn twisting. Yarn is a general term for a long continuous bundle of fibres. Here, fibres are being spun together to produce yarn

Background imageYarn Collection: Beatty Book Cover

Beatty Book Cover
When Beatty kept the seas - Captain Frank H Shaws stirring patriotic adventure yarn is based on real-life naval exploits of the war

Background imageYarn Collection: Woman winding up thread at weaving workshop on Lake Inle, Nyaungshwe Township

Woman winding up thread at weaving workshop on Lake Inle, Nyaungshwe Township, Taunggyi District, Shan State, Myanmar

Background imageYarn Collection: Portrait of a Lady spinning, 1531. Creator: Maerten van Heemskerck

Portrait of a Lady spinning, 1531. Creator: Maerten van Heemskerck
Portrait of a Lady spinning, 1531

Background imageYarn Collection: Costume of Crosville, near Dieppe

Costume of Crosville, near Dieppe
5855725 Costume of Crosville, near Dieppe; (add.info.: Costume of Crosville, near Dieppe. The folds in the bonnet are accidental, it is too large for her head)

Background imageYarn Collection: Carder painting wool fibers to remove short fibers - Wool-comber combing out wool remove short

Carder painting wool fibers to remove short fibers - Wool-comber combing out wool remove short fibres
FLO4577627 Carder painting wool fibers to remove short fibers - Wool-comber combing out wool remove short fibres. Handcoloured woodcut engraving from The Book of English Trades

Background imageYarn Collection: Doubling flax yarn

Doubling flax yarn
2602763 Doubling flax yarn; (add.info.: Doubling flax yarn, Marshall's Flax Mill, Leeds, Yorkshire. Engraving, London, 1843.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageYarn Collection: Airplane meeting in Reims, France, august 1909 : Farman plane piloted by Henri Farman

Airplane meeting in Reims, France, august 1909 : Farman plane piloted by Henri Farman
1742788 Airplane meeting in Reims, France, august 1909 : Farman plane piloted by Henri Farman; (add.info.: Airplane meeting in Reims, France)

Background imageYarn Collection: Goupy biplane in Juvisy, 1909

Goupy biplane in Juvisy, 1909
1751234 Goupy biplane in Juvisy, 1909; (add.info.: Le biplan Goupy a Juvisy, 1909 Goupy biplane in Juvisy, 1909); Photo: Tallandier

Background imageYarn Collection: Henri Farman (1874-1958) pioneer of the aviation here in his airplane under construction in 1907

Henri Farman (1874-1958) pioneer of the aviation here in his airplane under construction in 1907
1751141 Henri Farman (1874-1958) pioneer of the aviation here in his airplane under construction in 1907; (add.info.: Henri Farman (1874-1958)

Background imageYarn Collection: Brazilian pilot Alberto Santos-Dumont (1873-1932) and his plane 'Demoiselle' in Issy les

Brazilian pilot Alberto Santos-Dumont (1873-1932) and his plane "Demoiselle" in Issy les Moulineaux september
1751048 Brazilian pilot Alberto Santos-Dumont (1873-1932) and his plane "Demoiselle" in Issy les Moulineaux september 1907; (add.info)

Background imageYarn Collection: Aviator Louis Bleriot (1872-1936) during crossing of the Channel july 1909

Aviator Louis Bleriot (1872-1936) during crossing of the Channel july 1909
1750434 Aviator Louis Bleriot (1872-1936) during crossing of the Channel july 1909; (add.info.: Aviator Louis Bleriot (1872-1936) during crossing of the Channel july 1909); Photo: Tallandier

Background imageYarn Collection: The peruvian aviator Jorge (Geo) Chavez, 1st pilot to cross the Alps in 1910

The peruvian aviator Jorge (Geo) Chavez, 1st pilot to cross the Alps in 1910
1755746 The peruvian aviator Jorge (Geo) Chavez, 1st pilot to cross the Alps in 1910; (add.info.: The peruvian aviator Jorge (Geo) Chavez, 1st pilot to cross the Alps in 1910); Photo: Tallandier

Background imageYarn Collection: Henri Farman (1874-1958) pioneer of the aviation with his flight of 1 km wins the Archdeacon Prize

Henri Farman (1874-1958) pioneer of the aviation with his flight of 1 km wins the Archdeacon Prize january 13
1742325 Henri Farman (1874-1958) pioneer of the aviation with his flight of 1 km wins the Archdeacon Prize january 13, 1908 in Issy les Moulineaux; (add.info)

Background imageYarn Collection: National costumes of the Hungarians, 18th century. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Giarre

National costumes of the Hungarians, 18th century. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Giarre
FLO4624684 National costumes of the Hungarians, 18th century. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Giarre and Stanghi from Giulio Ferrario's Costumes Ancient

Background imageYarn Collection: Spinner in bonnet and apron spinning wool yarn on a spinning machine

Spinner in bonnet and apron spinning wool yarn on a spinning machine. Handcoloured woodcut engraving from The Book of
FLO4577721 Spinner in bonnet and apron spinning wool yarn on a spinning machine. Handcoloured woodcut engraving from The Book of English Trades and Library of the Useful Arts.; (add.info)

Background imageYarn Collection: The manufacture of rope, 1850

The manufacture of rope, 1850
3479074 The manufacture of rope, 1850; (add.info.: The manufacture of rope: reeling strands of hemp produced in the spinning walk ready for use in the laying walk where they would be twisted together)

Background imageYarn Collection: Hoddart's machinery for making rope, 1850

Hoddart's machinery for making rope, 1850
3479073 Hoddart's machinery for making rope, 1850; (add.info.: Hoddart's machinery for making rope. The hemp yarn was put on to bobbins)

Background imageYarn Collection: The doubling room, 1851

The doubling room, 1851
3479211 The doubling room, 1851; (add.info.: The doubling room, Dead Mills, near Bolton. In this room, which contained 70, 000 spindles)

Background imageYarn Collection: Silk manufacture: transferring yarn from the warping reel to a spool, 1780

Silk manufacture: transferring yarn from the warping reel to a spool, 1780
3480179 Silk manufacture: transferring yarn from the warping reel to a spool, 1780; (add.info.: Silk manufacture: transferring yarn from the warping reel to a spool)

Background imageYarn Collection: Airplane meeting in Reims, France, august 1909 : accident of plane Bleriot XII

Airplane meeting in Reims, France, august 1909 : accident of plane Bleriot XII, Louis Bleriot is safe
1748227 Airplane meeting in Reims, France, august 1909 : accident of plane Bleriot XII, Louis Bleriot is safe; (add.info.: Airplane meeting in Reims, France)

Background imageYarn Collection: Alberto Santos-Dumont (1873-1932) brazilian aviator in his plane 19bis in 1907

Alberto Santos-Dumont (1873-1932) brazilian aviator in his plane 19bis in 1907
1749282 Alberto Santos-Dumont (1873-1932) brazilian aviator in his plane 19bis in 1907; (add.info.: Alberto Santos-Dumont (1873-1932) brazilian aviator in his plane 19bis in 1907); Photo: Tallandier

Background imageYarn Collection: Plane Bleriot XI before air show in Heliopolis : the pilots Aalian Guerin

Plane Bleriot XI before air show in Heliopolis : the pilots Aalian Guerin and Bouquet in Issy les Moulineaux in 1910
1744962 Plane Bleriot XI before air show in Heliopolis : the pilots Aalian Guerin and Bouquet in Issy les Moulineaux in 1910; (add.info.: Plane Bleriot XI before air show in Heliopolis)

Background imageYarn Collection: Henri Farman (1874-1958) pioneer of the aviation in Betheny c. 1907

Henri Farman (1874-1958) pioneer of the aviation in Betheny c. 1907
1742452 Henri Farman (1874-1958) pioneer of the aviation in Betheny c. 1907; (add.info.: Henri Farman (1874-1958) pioneer of the aviation in Betheny c. 1907); Photo: Tallandier

Background imageYarn Collection: Alberto Santos-Dumont working on his airplane airy little 'Demoiselle'

Alberto Santos-Dumont working on his airplane airy little "Demoiselle", made of bamboo and Japanese silk
1704419 Alberto Santos-Dumont working on his airplane airy little "Demoiselle", made of bamboo and Japanese silk

Background imageYarn Collection: In the spinning room. A scene from the Middle Ages, 1909 (engraving)

In the spinning room. A scene from the Middle Ages, 1909 (engraving)
1000963 In the spinning room. A scene from the Middle Ages, 1909 (engraving); Private Collection; (add.info.: From Illustrierte Sittengeschichte vom Mittelalter bis zur Gegenwart by Eduard Fuchs)

Background imageYarn Collection: An engraving depicting a woman spinning wool, while her mother reels the yarn, 19th century

An engraving depicting a woman spinning wool, while her mother reels the yarn, 19th century
5311617 An engraving depicting a woman spinning wool, while her mother reels the yarn, 19th century; (add.info.: Date: 1814); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageYarn Collection: Servant at Carentan

Servant at Carentan
5855737 Servant at Carentan; (add.info.: Servant at Carentan. The simple cotton bonnet looks good on the heads of the women of Normandy. She is spinning yarn while leaning against a wooden gate)

Background imageYarn Collection: A carder using heated combs to remove the wool fibres that will be spun

A carder using heated combs to remove the wool fibres that will be spun. Wool comber using heated wool combs to pull a
FLO4577720 A carder using heated combs to remove the wool fibres that will be spun. Wool comber using heated wool combs to pull a fine sliver of wool to be spun into yarn

Background imageYarn Collection: Woman spinning yarn on a spinning wheel in front of a cottage

Woman spinning yarn on a spinning wheel in front of a cottage. Handcoloured woodcut engraving from The Book of English
FLO4577664 Woman spinning yarn on a spinning wheel in front of a cottage. Handcoloured woodcut engraving from The Book of English Trades and Library of the Useful Arts.; (add.info)

Background imageYarn Collection: Count Charles of Lambert (1865-1944) 1st man who fly over Paris on october 13, 1909

Count Charles of Lambert (1865-1944) 1st man who fly over Paris on october 13, 1909
1755696 Count Charles of Lambert (1865-1944) 1st man who fly over Paris on october 13, 1909; (add.info.: Count Charles of Lambert (1865-1944) 1st man who fly over Paris on october 13

Background imageYarn Collection: american pilot Samuel Cody had the official authorization to do the first flight over Laffan

american pilot Samuel Cody had the official authorization to do the first flight over Laffan plain, Farnborough
1753481 american pilot Samuel Cody had the official authorization to do the first flight over Laffan plain, Farnborough, England, october 5

Background imageYarn Collection: Engraving depicting a grandmother sitting with her grandchild

Engraving depicting a grandmother sitting with her grandchild
5308659 Engraving depicting a grandmother sitting with her grandchild; (add.info.: Engraving depicting a grandmother sitting with her grandchild)

Background imageYarn Collection: Warping frame for fine cotton yarn

Warping frame for fine cotton yarn
2602764 Warping frame for fine cotton yarn; (add.info.: Warping frame for fine cotton yarn used in the production of Muslin. Engraving, London, 1851.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageYarn Collection: Making flat ropes for use in mining, 1850

Making flat ropes for use in mining, 1850
3479071 Making flat ropes for use in mining, 1850; (add.info.: Making flat ropes for use in mining. Stitching together number of rounds of hemp yarn.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageYarn Collection: Rope making, 1850

Rope making, 1850
3479070 Rope making, 1850; (add.info.: Rope making: laying or twisting three strands of hemp yarn to form a rope. Three strands were fastened to gooks on a wheel (right of picture)

Background imageYarn Collection: Silk manufacture; warped silk being wound from the spool, 1780

Silk manufacture; warped silk being wound from the spool, 1780
3480181 Silk manufacture; warped silk being wound from the spool, 1780; (add.info.: Silk manufacture; warped silk being wound from the spool on to a roller ready to be used on the loom)



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"Yarn: A Thread of Stories and Creativity Unraveled" In the world of art, there are countless threads that weave together tales of history, culture, and imagination. Just like a ball holds endless possibilities for creation, so does the concept of "yarn" in various forms. One such depiction is found in an anonymous American 19th-century oil painting titled "CAT & KITTENS. " This charming artwork captures the playful nature of felines as they engage with a ball of yarn. The scene evokes warmth and nostalgia, reminding us how simple pleasures can bring joy to our lives. Another representation comes from a captivating piece called "Ripping Yarn, " where an artist skillfully portrays the unraveling process. As each strand separates from its companions, it symbolizes the untangling of life's complexities or perhaps even breaking free from constraints. On a different note, we encounter Harris Tweed spinning through time-honored techniques. The rhythmic motion involved in hand-spinning this renowned fabric creates not only exquisite textiles but also connects us to generations past who mastered this craft. Delving into humor and whimsy, we stumble upon a cartoon depicting someone swallowing an entire skein of yarn. This amusing image reminds us not to take life too seriously and encourages embracing unexpected adventures along our journey. The transformative power is further exemplified by turning an Old English Sheepdog's fluffy coat into wool. Witnessing this metamorphosis highlights how resourcefulness can be found even in unexpected places – truly showcasing nature's ability to provide inspiration for human creativity. In heartwarming scenes like "Grandfather Welcomes His Granddaughter, " we witness cherished moments shared between family members while engaging with knitting needles and colorful balls of yarn. These intergenerational connections remind us that crafting traditions hold immense value beyond their practicality; they foster bonds that withstand the test of time.