Love, Romance and Textiles

Stepping into the charming world of textiles was indeed a wonderful experience. Old but golden spinning processes, unlimited weave patterns, mind blowing colors, extensive dye combinations, breathtaking machineries, variety of knitted fabrics and last but not the least nostalgic fabric designs. I love textiles, not just because they are vibrant and attractive but also because these textiles have always remind me of my beloved.

Fabric formation or weaving process is known as the meeting of two yarns; warp and weft. Without warp, weft is nothing and without weft; warp can never imagine about any fabric pattern. Interestingly,nesting.jpg the very similar story is with two love birds; the two lovers are like warp and weft and like these two threads, they also cannot live each other. If they are left alone, they will probably not be successful in the creation of a fabric of true relationships. Or in a more simplistic way, I also sometimes refer this warp-weft combination towards the emotions of two lovers. The way two threads are interlaced is quite alike the way dreams of lover and beloved are interlaced. In short, both warp (lover) and weft (beloved) can only get their true achievement of love if they can weave a proper fabric.

Is that over? Unfortunately not! Textile in many ways can be related to love and romance. Have you ever read “chromophore-auxochrome dye theory”? (At least Textile science students should know that). Auxochromes basically are multiple bonded groups which not only intensify the color but also bind it to the fabric. Guess what? The same philosophy is with relationships, specially those ones purely built on true love. As a slight change or addition of an auxochrome in a benzene ring can transform a red color into a bright red one; the very similar manner is with relationships. A slight misunderstanding or misconception can damage or break the whole connection and also a few words of admiration, encouragement and possibly romance can transfer a lover to much higher stages of love.

You must be wondering that still some area of textiles is missing. So without wasting any time, let us talk about the field our designers are expert of. What our designers do? Spending hours in the studios is not the waste of time; they produce romantic rather fantasized fabric designs. In fact, I often regard our designers as the true artists, the artists who can create what we can only dream of, the artists who can take us into the beautiful valley of lovers with their idealistic designs. These varieties of multicolored designs, patterns and abstract paintings have always given me the strength to imagine which was not possible and to write which was not written before and to feel about things which can never be felt as far as we are living in this materialistic world.

So my readers, you must have got the message what I wanted to portray. Since ancient civilizations, textiles are a prominent part of human life and there is hardly any time and any place when and where we do not use fabrics and like these textiles; love, emotions and relationships are a must part of human tenure in this world. But there is another message hidden in it, you all are textile students and since I have tried my best to add romance in textiles, you should know that your love is waiting for you on this Valentines Day. Please admire love, affection and your relations since without warp, weft is nothing and without weft; warp can never imagine about any fabric pattern. Therefore, go ahead and say what the whole world is going to on 14 February to their beloved ones:

Will you be my Valentine?

Note: Those who did not understand the ‘chromophore-auxochrome’ thoery should contact any Textile Science student or perhaps any science faculty.

22 Replies to “Love, Romance and Textiles”

  1. No no, don’t worry Rameez, they teach us about auxochromes and chromogens in TMM too. : P

    But, on a serious note, I’m not really the kind who believes in dedicating one out of 365 days to lovers, mothers, fathers and other things we hold as most important to our existence.

  2. rameez to be honest. i decided not to pass comment on any article anymore unless the article itself is very interesting but, yur article provoke me to. it isnt only interesting but very profound, thoughtful and captivating. the way you relate each field of textile wish love it was terrific. hats of to you, i bet you categorize this article the best article you wrote yet. on the other hand i am sure there is no one in tip or any where in the world who may not like this article and if there is someone then i must say his heart must be of stone since, your article conveys an extremely wonderful and thoughtful message.
    keep it up 🙂

  3. The article no doubt is very well woven. The concept is based on reality as well BUT the relationship talked about is not open for all. The girl and a boy’s love is appreciable only if they are knitted in a wed lock.

    First thing, Valentine’s day is not a Eastern tradition. Those who celebrate it are just following it like Bhair Bakriyaan. Jahan chaara daalo wahan chali jayain. For a husband and a wife every day is a expression of love. Same is for mothers and fathers day. The west have developed the concept of Old Age homes. They ont have time for their parents so they just pay them a vist once in a year and think this make their day and we are following their foot steps! Our parents doesnt want expensive gifts but just a small amount of our time.

    Second thing, on Valentine’s day, love is not in the air but indeed ‘devil is in the air’ How teenagers fool their parents to go out with opposite genders just to have fun. The third person among these so called couples is the DEVIL

  4. And beaware you can also ruin somebody’s day who doesnt want to be the part of this day proceedings but the other person’s actions are causing her/him trouble.

  5. Good. You relate love with textile nicely and thanks for teaching us now ….textile looks an interesting subject thats for sure … In my view one should understand (or express )the relationship not for one day but for the whole life …I know its sounds bookish …hehehe we will discuss it any other time . well done !

  6. Non-wovens are not the kind of strong fabrics; they are not interlaced and since they do not have the concept of warp and weft…non-wovens can merely be related to a proper fabric of strong relationships(only if you don’t use adhesives).

    They can easily be pulled apart with a slight force..Is this Love? Can it be breaked easily like non wovens? Do it requires adhesives to strengthen the relatiosnhips? Don’t you think that love itself is an enough strong combination of warp and weft which do not requires others auxiliaries to support it?

  7. Nice…

    Interesting concept, would’ve been nice if you had saved it for the upcoming Talking Textures though 😛

  8. i wasnt expecting dat u can conceive such thoughts ….but i can understand k its not ur fault its coz of the phase ur going through :p!! nywayz keeep it up and best of *uc*..it might help u :p

  9. come to work n u will know the relationship of love n textiles. u will not have enough time to love your lady, its far thinking about intercourse of warp n weft and f*ckn the adhesive pie.poor boy grow up pappu chummi

  10. enough of this boy. hes always writting some sa’a’dat hassan minto’s novels in here. be practical mr ramiz, dun act like a little lolly pop kiddie trying to impress the lady cuddling her with his cute acts, n she always went off kissing her cheeks n there stand mr cute pie, a lolly in a hand and desperate needs down his groin! thats wat life out side your shell is. be that baby’s father not a baby himslef, so that u can play around n ur cheeks are only to shave some beard off,not waiting for some hotttiee to be kissed again!
    regards!

  11. Well, I respect your views but how can you say this that I am not practical? I mean what is the relation between writing these kind of articles and practicality.

    Love and romance are the food for the soul and no matter how much you deny them on the basis of ‘be open minded’ and ‘be practical’ phrases, you will admit once that yes, they are a NEED for human to survive. Don’t just flow with this materialistic world, do add some soft corners in your heart since we are humans not ‘robots’.

    TUM NA MANO MAGAR HAQEEQAT HAI
    ISHQ INSAAN KI ZAROORAT HAI

  12. wah wah wah !muqarir! muqarir!
    attribute your love to some humen being then.try finding out a lady out there, or u can find a guy too easily to romance with in TIP but please dun make people se love in warps n wefts caz thay have nothing to do with romance. this was my point. u have excellent writting skills like karim kabir used to have in our times. so please utilize it accordingly as karim did. dun waste it in finding love in these sily places.
    regards!

  13. wah wah wah !muqarir! muqarir!
    attribute your love to some humen being then.try finding out a lady out there, or u can find a guy too easily to romance with in TIP but please dun make people se love in warps n wefts caz thay have nothing to do with romance. this was my point. u have excellent writting skills like karim kabir used to have in our times. so please utilize it accordingly as karim did. dun waste it in finding love in these sily places.

  14. For your kind information this was my ‘philosophy of love and romance’ and philosophy is something which can be different for different people.

    I related all this stuff to textiles since it is my field rather our field and for us something explained in the form of textiles is much better and understandable.

  15. philosophy is different for different people thats y i express my philosophy for your sick mindless, pointless,desperate articles which are wasting acute space over this page. i see u nothing but a child trying to shriek aloud”mami main yahan hoon”
    Peace!

  16. Nizam, Chill yaar!

    After all Iss ka bhee dil hai! 😀

    Plus TIP needs to think with it’s heart and mind, not with our appendages as you are starting to 😛

  17. “sick mindless, pointless,desperate articles ”

    Elaborate it further? I just want to improve myself.

  18. i totally agree wid ali hakeem .. is ka bhi dil hai … upar se quack koi premium bhi nahi hai article likhney ka so let him write agar woh likhey ga nahi tu hum jasey log critic kis par karein gey

  19. @ hakeem
    thnk with ur mind in TIP n control ur heart, ith hithers withers so often
    @gulrukh
    Laaawwwllll

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