Friday, 22 June 2012

Textiles under the microscope

NSB was recently lent one of those clever USB microscopes and has been fascinated by how the world looks "up close and personal".

To limber up, and get into the right frame of mind, it's perhaps worth starting by showing the level of magnifcation that the microscope can achieve.

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So, with that warm up out of the way, lets get stuck into the main event...

Here's what NSB's wee shopping back looks like usually and when magnified.

The bag

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letter "a" under high mag

And this is NSB's laptop strap...

The laptop strap

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Check out the print detail on this cotton fabric...

The Fabric

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NSB's cargo trousers...

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and lastly, this is what carpet looks like close up...

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