SPIDER WEBS INSPIRE LACE!
To celebrate Paisley, a little porcupine in the animal fashion world, let's explore how nature inspires fashion! Follow along and share with your kids! Soon, there will be fun challenges that will evoke wonder & FUN!
HAVE YOU EVER REALLY LOOKED AT A SPIDER WEB?
Look at how intricate a spider's web is! According to the Smithsonian, spider web silk is actually stronger and tougher than steel. IPfactly.com, spiders can communicate by leaving silk trails. What's amazing is that "all webs start with a single thread of silk, no matter what shape they turn into.
SEE ANYTHING FAMILIAR?
Look at how lace resembles a spider web! Did you know that the origin of lace started in 1493? Needle lace became popular in the 17th century. Needle lace, just like spiders, would start out with one thread! It could take years to complete one piece. During this time period, lace was as valuable as GOLD!