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In this article, we would like to respond to a very common question many users of the Cricut Design Space ask themselves.
How to unweld something inside of the Cricut Design Space?!
They discovered a mistake in the design after welding and now have to undo it…
So how to unweld a creation that was just welded?
First of all, it is interesting to note that when you make a Google search on this subject you will discover that most sites are going to give you the illusion that they have the secret to this mystery. But instead, they go totally off-topic, wasting your precious time.
We want to deliver crystal clear information to our readers, and therefore we will not give you that illusion.
The ONLY way to unweld something in the Cricut Design Space is with the UNDO button. That’s it. So, if unfortunately, you passed that stage, because, for example, you started editing after the welding was done, or you closed the file, it is IMPOSSIBLE to unweld.
Therefore, from now on you are going to want to be VERY careful before you weld something within the Cricut Design Space.
So now you might ask yourself, why do all these other sites try to waste my time in reading a totally off-topic article just to find out at the end that it is impossible?!
The answer is simple, it is called Search Engine Optimization, or SEO in short. Most sites are tuned to the algorithms of Google. And Google still isn’t that smart that it can understand the content of the articles presented on internet sites.
So instead they, therefore, use general, presumed standards of what specifies quality content. One of those standards that Google uses is word count. Presuming that an article below, of lets, say, 1000 words are of lesser quality than an article of 2000 words. This makes sense, but isn’t truthful at all!
Our case is the PERFECT example! Since the most truthful answer is: UNWELDING INSIDE OF THE CRICUT DESIGN SPACE IS IMPOSSIBLE. That’s it, nine words!
The problem would be though, that if we just would have written down these nine words, you would never have received the truthful answer to your question!
By now you probably figured out already that we too are bound by the SEO standards of Google, otherwise, I would have stopped writing after nine words. But since many of our readers are asking about this subject, and after seeing all the confusion created by other sites, we also needed to adhere to these rules otherwise google wouldn’t have this article show up…
But we chose to let you know the answer at the beginning instead, so we won’t be wasting your precious time.
(There is no need to continue reading this article from now on, it is solely to please the algorithms of Google so that we could give you the most straightforward answer without confusing our readers.)
So that’s it, it is impossible.
So therefore we would like to repeat ourselves by warning you to think twice, and then again, before pushing the weld button, because un-welding within the Cricut Design Space is impossible on planet earth, as of today.
So the only thing you can do for now is to start all over again and/or pray to God that he may give the wisdom to the engineers of the Cricut Design Space to include an un-weld button in their next update. Amen!
I know I went totally off-topic today, but at least I forewarned you at the onset of the article, unlike most other internet sites!
But since we are also bound within the limits of the Google algorithm, I still have to fill up this page! And since I presume you got the point by now, there is no need for me to write anything related to this inquiry from now on, since you already got your answer you looked for.
Just remember, within the Cricut Design Space it is impossible to unweld 😉 so don’t waste your time looking up this subject anymore, instead start all over. You are going to need the time!
So here we go, let’s fill up the rest of the article to please the Google gods…
Since many of you work with fabrics, I thought it to be worthwhile to share with you some history of the use of fabrics through human history.
But first, stop for a moment and think:
What is textile?
A textile is a material that can be woven or knitted. Initially, it thus designates a material that can be divided into fibers or textile threads, such as cotton, hemp, linen, wool (organic textiles), or asbestos stone (mineral textile). Only recently we discovered new techniques, with synthetic fibers.
The action of separating the fibers from the textile is called spinning. By extension, the word textile can also be applied to the final result, after transformation, a sheet is a textile.
At the end of the 16th century, the fabric takes the more specific meaning of textile used for clothing or furnishing. Today, we find fabrics formed by pressing or agglomeration of textile, a modern technical extension leading to the contradictory expression of non-woven fabric.
There are two main classes of textiles to which are added several possible subclasses:
Traditional textiles. These are textiles for which attention is paid to appearance and comfort. It is mainly the field of fashion, often clothing, but also furniture (sheets, drapes, curtains, tablecloths, towels, tapestries).
Technical textiles. These are all textiles for which mechanical, chemical, or physicochemical characteristics are important and which have a technical application, like for example geotextile, medical textile, textile-reinforced composite materials, etc.
To conclude, also filters, felt, wicks, yarn, knitwear, and even paper… are in fact textiles according to their technical definition.
The oldest fabric ever analyzed is 650,000 years old (date established by paleogenetic analysis of garment lice)! The first garments worn were probably made of rough and coarse animal skins and furs, protecting the prehistoric hunter-gatherer from the Pleistocene glaciations: using scrapers to scrape off the animal meat, they used their skins as draped or threaded costumes, used thin leather strips to tie furs together.
40,000 years ago, a Cro-Magnon man developed finer pointed tools such as punches or sewing needles made of animal bones, which could pierce small holes in hides, and thus lace or sew tunics together.
It is the sheep that was first domesticated in Mesopotamia because of the quality of its wool. Hammurabi even called Babylon the “land of wool”. Easy to work with, it was spun and woven with techniques still used in basketry, the woven wool being also warmer than furs.
The first spinning tool consisted of a small piece of wood with a hook to catch the thread. It was possible to roll the branch on the thigh to make the twist procedure faster. The thread was then wrapped around the branch so that it could be stored and held into place. It is possible to spin with the branch, however, while this process is particularly suitable for learning, it is still a relatively slow process. An alternative method was therefore necessary.
Mastering the manufacturing of objects and clothing created with textile fibers during prehistoric times is an essential step for the chances of survival of these prehistoric populations.
34,000 years ago, the discovery of dyed fibers of natural flax and goat wool-bearing twist marks in layers of clay in the Dzudzuana cave in Georgia suggests their use of textile materials. Although they may have been used as ropes for fitting stone tools or for weaving mats and baskets, these fibers were probably used for weaving sewing clothes too, as the research team found mites, beetle larvae, and Chaetomium spores associated with these fibers that are typical of textile degradation.
Weaving makes the fabric more resistant. This Neolithic technique requires the spinning of sheep’s or goat’s wool, cotton, wool, linen, or silk fibers, which can be twisted by hand to form a strong thread. The art of spinning is attested as soon as men settled down and discovered that it was possible to make a solid yarn by parallelizing the hair or plant fibers (wool, flax) and then manually twisting the fiber bundles.
-8000 CE Prehistoric man gradually learns to macerate plant fibers to make them flexible (retting technique) as well as to detach the hair from leathers thanks to cutting flints, first making felts. The first felt is evoked on wall painting motifs from the Neolithic site of Çatal Höyük, made of linen, wool, hair, fur, and even tree bark. But still, felt remained a less resistant fabric than cloth.
From -6000 CE in Judea a form of knitting, the nalbinding, emerged.
6th millennium CE, spindle and distaff spinning, made of different materials, for linen and wool are attested (discovery in the Neolithic village of Sesklo of a spindle), until the appearance of the spinning wheel at the beginning of the 14th century in the Middle East.
It was only in the 17th century that a pedal was added to the spinning wheel to free the spinner’s right hand and gave room for improved technique. But despite this progress, weaving and spinning remained slow, artisanal, and relatively expensive operations.
In 1746, the first Mulhouse Indian factory was created in what is still the Republic of Mulhouse (Stadtrepublik Mülhausen) by Koechlin, Schmaltzer, and Jean-Henri Dollfus.
In the 1760s, the first spinning jenny appeared in the United Kingdom.
In 1771, Richard Arkwright founded the first industrial spinning mill. Crompton invented the spinning mule, allowing a single worker to order up to 1,000 spindles.
In 1812, all spinning machines in the United Kingdom produced as many as 4 million spinning wheels combined.
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Industrial spinning develops with two inventions: on the one hand, the cotton ginner to supply the fiber; on the other hand, the loom to use the yarn. The expansion of the spinning mills creates a rural exodus that leads to agricultural mechanization to maintain production levels and forces artisan spinners to reconvert.
As spinning work does not require special strength or skill, cheap labor by women and children was preferred, before changes in legislation eventually prohibit child labor. The expansion of spinning mills creates a rural exodus, which leads to agricultural mechanization to maintain production levels and forces artisan spinners to retrain.