Color and texture “sell merchandise”.

Color can bring a customer into the store and texture can effect the color of the merchandise.

Color can provoke certain feelings or attitudes, while textures can suggest familiar symbols.

Colors are the biggest motivation for shopping!

Romanticism has very little to do with things populary thought as “romantic”,

although love may occassionally be the subject of romantic art.

The early Romantic period  began with what is often called the “age of revolutions”—including, the American (1776) and the French (1789) revolutions—an age of upheavals in political, economic, and social traditions, the age which witnessed the initial transformations of the Industrial Revolution.

A revolutionary energy and vibe  was at the core of Romanticism

This vibe consciously set out to transform not only the theory and practice of poetry

(and all art), but the very way we perceive the world!

Romantics, shared a vision for: early support of the French Revolution.

Artist were seen as a hero, apart from society, a social critic/revolutionary and of course genius.

Some of its major precepts have survived into the twentieth century and still affect our present day.




Rococo in Architecture! Ornamental and grandiose

The basic needs of people are food, clothing, and shelter.

The textile industry is intertwined with all three of these essential sectors of our lives.

There’s the fabrics we use in the food industry, think absorbent liners in packaged goods. Fabrics used to supply shelter, ie. tents, and building materials. 

Lastly, we have the use of fabrics in clothing.

Most people don’t realize just how we are  intertwined with textiles.

Textiles are one of the oldest products used by mankind. Hand woven linens were used by the Ancient Egyptians and  beautiful silk fabrics were woven in Asia over 3,500 years ago!

The manufacture of textiles was the first craft to be successfully mechanized in this country.