museum exhibits

exhibits: textiles

all in the twistALL IN THE TWIST

A textile related exhibit demonstrating the value of friction that is created when fibres are twisted together to create yarn, string, rope, etc...
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Concept and design by Exhibiteers Inc.
Client: Technorama Science Centre, Winterthur, Switzerland

bungee weaverBUNGEE WEAVER

Manipulate both warp and weft cords to produce interesting and unusual weaving patterns.
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Related exhibit: Crank Weaver, Knits & Weaves

Concept and design by Exhibiteers Inc.
Clients: Technorama Science Centre, Switzerland
Arizona Science Center, Phoenix, Arizona


cat tail weaver CAT TAIL WEAVER

An oversized version of a popular children's toy also called a 'Knitting Nancy'.
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Related exhibit: Knits & Weaves

Designed by Joe Hastings & Exhibiteers Inc.
Client: Technorama Science Centre, Switzerland
Millwork design and production by Technorama Science Centre and Bellprat & Associates

crank weaverCRANK WEAVER

Hand crank this weaving machine to see how warp yarns are separated in the process of weaving.
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Related exhibit: Loom

Concept, prototype and design by Exhibiteers Inc.
Client: Technorama Science Centre, Switzerland
Millwork and machining by Technorama Science Center


dance of the fibersDANCE OF THE FIBERS

This mesmerizing display demonstrates, in slow motion, a process that normally cannot be seen in any other way: open air yarn spinning. Fibres are magically drawn up by the spinning impeller and assemble into a central structure resembling a loosely spun yarn only to be dispersed at the top, fall to the bottom and be drawn up once again in an endless dance of fibers.
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Concept, prototype and design by Exhibiteers Inc.
Client: Technorama Science Centre, Winterthur, Switzerland
Millwork by Technorama Science Centre

fiber break pointFIBER BREAK POINT

Test the strength of individual fibers by stretching
them until the break and notice the maximum
breaking force reached.
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Prototype and design by Joe Hastings and Exhibiteers Inc.
Client: Technorama Science Centre, Winterthur, Switzerland
Millwork and graphic design by Technorama Science Centre


fiber twist counter FIBER TWIST COUNTER

The strength of a thread is largely based on the number of twists of its individuals fibers. Visitors count the number of twists in a variety of threads. They can then test the strength of these threads on the 'Fiber Break Point' exhibit.
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Design, prototype and built by Joe Hastings and Exhibiteers Inc.
Client: Technorama Science Center, Winterthur ,Switzerland
Millwork and graphics by Technorama Science Center

insulating clothing INSULATING CLOTHING

Visitors test the thermal insulating properties of a variety of materials. The heat from their hands is made visible by the temperature sensitive film as they hold the material against it.
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Concept, prototypes and design by Exhibiteers Inc.
Client: Technorama Science Centre, Winterthur, Switzerland
Millwork and graphic design by Technorama and
Bellprat & Associates

knits and weavesKNITS vs. WEAVES

Two woven samples made from the same rope act very differently when woven as a knit versus a weave. Visitors stretch and pull on the enlarged samples to see how.
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Concept and design by Exhibiteers Inc.
Clients: Technorama Science Centre, Switzerland
Arizona Science Center, Phoenix, Arizona

knots and braidsKNOTS & BRAIDS

Visitors practice making common and useful knots and braids by following the step by step photo guide.
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Designed by Exhibiteers Inc.
Client: Technorama Science Centre, Winterthur, Switzerland
Production by Technorama Science Centre and Bellprat & Associates
Illustrations copyright 1981 by Arnoldo Mondadori, S.p.A., Milano

loom LOOM

A commercial loom is simplified by decreasing the number of warp fibers and harnesses which the looms operation more easily visualized.
All the various functions of the loom can then be related to high speed industrial machines.
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Designed and built by Joe Hastings & Exhibiteers Inc. as part of the Textile Exhibition for Technorama, Switzerland
Millwork by Technorama, Switzerland

spin a yarn SPIN A YARN

Simple mechanism for spinning raw materials first suggested by Mr. Evans in London, England. Visitors use a hand full of raw material and attach it to a clip. The clip is rotated rapidly by means of a simple, visitor operated, hand crank.
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Designed and built by Joe Hastings and Exhibiteers Inc.
Client: Technorama Science Centre, Switzerland, Textile Exhibition
Millwork, graphics and production by Technorama Science Centre and Bellprat & Associates

weft weaverWEFT WEAVER

The warp cords are fixed so visitors use only the weft cords to create a variety of interesting and unusual woven patterns.
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Concept, prototype and design by Exhibiteers Inc.
Client: Technorama Science Centre, Winterthur, Switzerland
Millwork by Technorama and Bellprat & Associates


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