In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- It is made from silk or cotton yarn and is woven using a wooden loom.
- There was a guy in there showing a girl how to spin yarn using a spindle.
- My mother sewed most of my clothes as a child, so I have an affinity for patterns, cloth, thread and yarn.
- The first water-powered cotton spinning mills typically expanded production by putting out yarn to be woven by members of farming families.
- The floor was littered with baskets of differently-colored yarn and thread, and a few spinning wheels stood near the far end of the chamber.
- The plan now is to get hold of some fleece or other spinnable fibre, infuse it with power from various herbs and additives, spin it into yarn using my magic spindle, then weave it into magical cloth.
- The cotton gets grown in India, then spun into yarn somewhere else, then dyed, knit, cut and sewn all in different countries.
- Zhang created a steelworks at Wuhan, textile mills, and factories producing cement, glass, paper, cotton yarn and cloth, and leather goods.
- The gold-coloured fibre is spun into a breath-taking range of textured yarn and woven into a spectrum of colourful floor coverings, wall hangings and artifacts.
- Ann Kemp left Lancashire in the mid-1980s to farm on Islay, hand shearing her own rare breed sheep, spinning their wool into yarn, dyeing it with natural dyes and knitting it.
- I have crewel yarn and silk thread, and I'm determined to make something of it.
- Many of the second and third generation of settlers grew flax and spun and wove yarn in addition to tending a small farm.
- Typically, American stocking factories spun their own wool into yarn or thread.
- Raw flax and wool was spun into yarn, this was then dyed or bleached, woven into cloth and then cut and sewn into the garments their families needed.
- The cotton would be cleaned and then spun into yarn or thread.
- There is also a deep fascination with texture from the fine silk cotton yarn, to the merino and the matted felt coats she constructs.
- The use of wool, cotton, silk, flax, or some other plant or animal fibre yarn or thread to produce textiles of various sorts by criss-crossing the yarns together in at least two directions.
- In another building, not far from where the sewing is taking place, cotton is spun into yarn and turned into a material.
- Older women continue to weave long, colorful sashes with red wool yarn on a white cotton background.
- There was a curtain of blue beads and green and blue shells threaded with shimmering silver yarn, turning the doorway into a magical entrance to a seascape.
- As all wine drinkers know, the Australian wine story is a great yarn.
- Enjoy an evening of spell-binding stories and ripping yarns at a special evening of storytelling at St Catherines Church, Patterdale Road, Windermere, on Friday.
- This would contain short stories, poetry, yarns, jokes, etc.
- Since then he has kept returning to them, trying to find the real essential story behind the detective yarns.
- Mix the ingredients and a compelling story emerges - not only because it is a cracking yarn but because we think we know most of the details already.
- It's a treat and guaranteed to having you curling up in laughter at some of the yarns and stories from times past.
- John Cunliffe wrote his Pat stories after hearing yarns from the friendly man who ran his local Lake District post office, and used his own experience of running a mobile library in rural Northumberland.
- The stories have the exaggerated feel of campfire yarns, amusing anecdotes you'd tell your buddy, but they are told from behind the standing mics, with guitars strapped in place.
- But it's all still a tale, a yarn, a story, a narrative.
- Thrillers, adventures, childhood yarns, shaggy dog stories, ‘straight’ fiction written with humour, heart and psychological insight.
- I'm relieved to see the DVD catalogue is maturing fast, with standard movies joining what seemed to be almost exclusively blockbuster effect-laden thrillers and adventure yarns.
- The open fire is a focal point around which many yarns are spun and stories told.
- This is a monthly night out, and we are told it is also a very unique evening, where everyones gathers around the fire, and they travel from far and near and tell stories, swap yarns, ceol agus craic, and it is guaranteed to be a great night.
- And maybe even worse than that, it seems we all have an appetite for good yarns like the story of the Harvard student.
- Carey satirizes literary culture, plays with archetypes, exoticism, and the convolutions of travel yarns, and evokes Malaysia and Indonesia with aplomb.
- The detective yarn is one of the most formally defined modes of storytelling.
- He was a gifted conversationalist and had many fine stories and yarns which he could embellish with style.
- The spin doctors catch the civilian sheep off guard, whip up a public frenzy to support a whole new war, and spin one of the biggest yarns in modern history.
- They travelled from near and far to join in the celebrations with many swapping tales and yarns of growing up in the area.
- The Dock Museum is hosting a day of seasonal yarns and tall tales with renowned Lakeland storyteller Taffy Thomas on Saturday, December 18.
- And that's precisely the reason old people love to yarn and natter with youngsters.
- It rained off and on all day, and we were quite content to yarn with Jean Craigie, Ernie Smith, Stan Ombler and the rest of the hut occupants.
- We yarned for a few minutes, during which time Mick's swingers were going up and down like yoyo's from line bites.
- He stood quietly near one of the old Coolibah trees in the Pioneers portion of ‘the Hill ‘, a legend and a gentleman, yarning to his many old friends and extended family members.’
- Then if I have a day off sick I see them sitting on the front porch yarning, having a beer - or two or three - and later on playing cricket with the kids in the back yard.
- She put in quite a reasonable quantity of time yarning with Norm Purves' good lady, and I had a beer or two with old Norm and some of the other chappies there.
- One morning, when one of the officers and several passengers were chatting and yarning in my cabin, the officer said to me: ‘I say, Major, you will be glad to hear that, on Sunday morning, we shall have service in the saloon…
- Why not produce an anthology of Aussie sonnets for the sheer pleasure of yarning amongst ourselves, without bothering to care who else may or may not be listening?
- Eventually all settled down to a well-cooked meal, then yarning and laughter.
- And he was sitting there and he said Hello, and then we kind of got to yarning about what he did, and I said, ‘Oh well, my father was in the war,’ and he said, ‘What was his name?’
- Some chums and I drank and yarned last night away in Noho at the Crown & Sceptre: cheers for a fun evening boys and girls.
- The interview has come to a close yet Clarke seems quite content to yarn.
- They are run as in NZ & the girl who attended us started yarning to us and we kept it up.
- It was generally believed, too, when I first yarned to people, that some of those who had fled had perished of exhaustion and thirst.
- It was retrobate old Nugget Hunter (not to be confused with Nugget Morton) yarning with me in 1970.
- At tea-time and again the following morning, we're visited by members of the community, yarning with old ladies like Sheila, Amy and community leader Jessie and larking about in the river with a bevvy of energetic youngsters.
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