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Non-knitted non-woven fibrous fabric

Borrowing an idea from spiders
 
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Cobwebs are held together without weaving by having one set of threads adhesive. This could be applied to textiles, by making them out of two sheets of fibres arranged in parallel but at right angles, then stuck together either by adhesive or by extruding intially sticky fibres through a large number of nozzles onto a sheet of non-adhesive ones. No weaving or knitting required, nothing to unravel or become threadbare, and faster to make than on a loom. Different textiles could be used as the non-adhesive layer to change the properties of the whole fabric, for example to make it more dyeable or stretchier.
nineteenthly, Jun 09 2004

(?) crossing straight lines http://www.bymath.c...guide/geo/geo13.htm
[luecke, Oct 17 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

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       Would it catch food for me too?
luecke, Jun 09 2004
  

       I hope there'd be some way to attenuate the adhesive after fab.
bristolz, Jun 09 2004
  

       //in parallel but at right angles// Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't those conditions mutually exclusive?
Freefall, Jun 09 2004
  

       I don't think I've ever heard "parallel" used in that manner. The website I found (link) described your situation as follows:   

       "Crossing straight lines don’t intersect however long they may be continued, but they are not parallel straight lines, because they don’t lie in the same plane. Parallel straight lines are the only non-intersecting lines, through which it is possible to draw a plane. The difference between crossing and parallel straight lines is that two parallel lines have the same direction, but crossing lines have not."
luecke, Jun 09 2004
  

       How about a breed of giant pet spiders that "dress" you up every morning? After your morning shower you walk into the spider cage and wake it up "Good morning dear, let's start spinning. It is cold outside, make it a double layer, and no biting this time."
kbecker, Jun 09 2004
  

       This was done as long ago as the late 1970s. I recall a tunic that was invested with the sort of bonding depicted here. Following the forming of the garment, which followed the general style of molding carpet underlayment, bonds formed and the final neutralizing rinse removed residual adhesive. The finished product had considerable stretch to it.
dpsyplc, Jun 09 2004
  

       "How about a breed of giant pet spiders that "dress" you up every morning? " - kbcker
baked in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" -- SB had birds and squirrels "dress" her every morning.
lawpoop, Jun 11 2004
  

       Quite baked. Scrim fabric has been made this way for decades. Two sheets of parallel fibers, one laid on top the other and glued together. It's very fast and inexpensive.
ldischler, Jun 12 2004
  
      
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