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Fabric and Fiber Inventions by Kathy Ceceri

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3 Fabric and Fiber Furnishings

Create soft furnishings for your home—and even a soft shelter—using traditional fabric and fiber techniques.

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Inventors often turn to soft materials like cloth and fiber when they want to make household containers and decorations, furniture, and even shelters that are portable and strong. The first humans to work with fiber may have been inspired by the nests of birds and other animals. They learned to weave grass, reeds, and vines into baskets so well-made that they could be used for cooking and even carrying water.

Around the world, nomadic people who traveled long distances in search of food made tents out ...

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