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, 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 â€œchromophore-auxochrome dye theoryâ€? (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.