Thursday, December 20, 2012

Come see!

Did anyone else see the Reading Rainbow program that toured a Crayola crayon factory when they were a kid?  I remember being in complete awe, seeing all those colors melted and poured and formed into bright, pretty crayons.

Well, now we're all grown up and we play with fabric!  But, have you ever seen it being made?  I came across this video via the Whipstitch blog.  It's produced by Robert Kaufman and shows how printed fabrics are made.  The video is a bit long (almost 10 minutes), but don't let that stop you.  The end is the best part!



It's totally kid-friendly too. I bet your littles would love to see!

Enjoy!

24 comments:

  1. That's amazing! I had no idea how much went into printing my playthings.

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  2. That was a fantastic video. Thanks for sharing!!!

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  3. That was very interesting. Really, it's quite remarkable when you think about it -how they engrave the screens! Amazing!

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  4. Thank you for sharing - I love 'how-to'-videos!

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  5. That was so interesting! What a fascinating proces, so much work!

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  6. Can't watch it here at work but I will try it at home. It looks like it would be interesting.

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  7. Wow, thank you! Very cool! A little scary when the fabric was singed (who knew?). Amazing that they can keep the design registered as the fabric is pulled thru the huge machines.

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  8. An amazing video! There is a lot of work that goes into our fabric. Thank you for sharing!

    Have a super great sewing and stitching day!

    Happy Holidays to all!

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  9. Loved that crayon video back in the day! This was really cool, thanks for sharing!

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  10. Thanks for sharing! That was fun and interesting to watch. :D

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  11. Wow! Now I feel like $10/yd is a bargain! I should show this to my husband.... ;)

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  12. That was so awesome! I love seeing how things are made! Fabric, especially!

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  13. Thanks Rachel for sharing this! I enjoyed watching it so much... and to see how hard it is.. it is worth what its worth.. And makes me want to keep every tiny scraps.. Huhu..

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  14. Cool! I remember watching that crayon factory tour with my kiddos! They were in awe.

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  15. Oh, that was lovely and the music was wonderful too. No wonder fabric cost so darn much!

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  16. Oh yes, I DO remember that Reading Rainbow episode! It was a favorite of mine, too, all the colors taking shape as crayons. I'll have to see if I can find that on YouTube to show my kids...

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  17. Thank you for posting this! I am going to sit down and watch this with my daughter in a few minutes. I love factory tours and the sort. The tv show "How It's Made" is one that I enjoy watching with my family!

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  18. Thanks for sharing! It's so fun to see how things are made.

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  19. Thanks for sharing this with us, Rachel. It was mesmerizing! I remember the crayon factory, but this is even better. :-). I even have some of the fabric they were printing. I won it in a class at Sewing Summit.

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  21. I remember quilt fabrics when they were $4.00 and $5.00 a yard and now $10 seems like so much but when you see the process from cotton to fabric even $10 seems like a bargain! Thank you for the video.

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  22. that was amazing! thanks for sharing:D

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