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Creative expression in art takes limitless forms, and the use of Velcro® brand hook and loop fasteners can expand artistic applications in unique and innovative ways. Arts and crafts projects, for both children and adults, benefit from using Velcro® brand hook and loop material. A collage can be much more than a flat, two-dimensional work. Instead, it can extend into three dimensions by attaching different shaped items with hook and loop. Three-dimensional models, hand-decorated clothing, tote bags, purses, hair clips, holiday stockings and much more become singular expressions through using hook and loop material. Continue reading
Hook and loop fasteners consist of two distinct pieces. There is the rough side, known as hook because it is covered with several tiny hooks per square inch, and there is the soft side, known as loop because it is covered with many small loops. When the two sides are pressed together, the hooks engage the loops. This creates a bond that is exceptionally strong and allows for repeated use without the products wearing out. Continue reading
Hook and loop is a product better known by the term Velcro®. Velcro® is actually the name of the company that first designed and created these fasteners. The product name is hook and loop, and it has an interesting history. George de Mestral developed the idea in the 1940s. After a hunting trip, he studied the burrs that stuck to his clothing and noticed tiny hooks that latched onto the loops in fabric and other surfaces. De Mestral imagined making a fastener from two pieces of material, using hooks on one piece and loops on another. Continue reading