THREAD • noun: thread; plural noun: threads; noun: screw thread; plural noun: screw threads
1. A long, thin strand of cotton, nylon, or other fibres used in sewing or weaving. “he had a loose thread on his shirt”. 2. Cotton, nylon, or other fibres spun into long, thin strands and used for sewing. “she put her needle and thread away”. 3. A long, thin line or piece of something. “the Thames was a thread of silver below them”. 4. A theme or characteristic running throughout a situation or piece of writing. “a major thread running through the book is the primacy of form over substance”.
Synonyms: yarn, cotton, filament, fibre, strand, string, twine, line; ply, train of thought, drift, direction, sense, theme, subject matter, motif, tenor, strain, thrust, subject, gist, burden, action.
Origin: Old English thrǣd (noun), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch draad and German Draht, also to the verb throw. The verb dates from late Middle English.
Living Spaces is an exhibition tracing a hundred years of textiles in Dutch interiors.
A series of conceptual rooms present the changing use of fabrics in the household every 10 to 20 years, starting from 1900 onwards. The conceptual spaces display interiors from seven distinctive periods: Dutch Art Nouveau, 1930’s modernism, the post-war period, the alternative 1970’s, postmodernism, recent Dutch Design and finally the concept room of the future.
The interior of each of them is based on the ideal image of each particular design movement or trend, such as the sunken seating area of the 1970’s.
Living Spaces was on show from 8 February till 11 May 2014 at Textielmuseum Tilburg.