Just a fine strand of fibres,
spun together to make thicker strands.
Historically made from wool,
or plant fibres such as cotton or silk.
Now threads are made from man made materials such as nylon,
but all are just long thin threads spun into strands.
A thread is just a thread whatever it's made of.
A thread is just thread!
But a simple thread can become so much more.
The clothes which keep you warm,
comfortable and modest,
are made from threads.
Threads are woven to form cloth.
With the addition of coloured threads arranged in elaborate colourful patterns,
they are decorated.
They are skillfully cut and shaped,
then joined together with yet more thread to form the clothes we wear.
These clothes are made in a variety of different colours,
styles and materials,
allowing you to display your personality,
your commitments and elegancies.
A thread just a thread?
Spun threads can be woven to form strong thick canvasses.
The intrepid explorers of history filled great sailing ships full of supplies including warm and comfortable clothing.
Catching the wind in sails also made from threads,
woven together to form large strong canvasses,
held aloft on masts,
strong and tall by ropes,
made from layers and layers of twisted threads.
They sailed and on arrival they settled,
no doubt pitching tents,
made from threads,
strong and waterproof offering protection against the wind, rain and cold.
A thread is just a thread?
Today we dress our homes in soft furnishings made from threads.
From our comfortable chairs and sofas,
to the soft warm cotton sheets we wrap ourselves in at night.
The term 'thread' has become a figure of speech.
'Threads' run as a theme or a characteristic through a situation.
We 'thread' cotton through needles when sewing,
as a pastime art or craft.
We tailor fine materials into outfits made from threads.
The term 'threads' is used as a slang term for a person's smart; well made outfit.
"Nice threads!" People say.
Just fine strands of fibres?
A thread is not just a thread.
A thread can become so much more!