Friday, February 22, 2013

My New Category - Interwork


After researching some words and their meanings,  I came up with several options to name that elusive concept of the interconnectedness between basket weaving, weaving, crocheting, knitting, braiding, knotting, beading and other types of work.  Interweave, interlace, intertwine all came close.  But for me, I think the best overall caption might be Interwork.


[v. in-ter-weev; n. in-ter-weev] Show IPA verb, in·ter·wove or in·ter·weaved, in·ter·wo·ven or in·ter·wove or in·ter·weaved, in·ter·weav·ing, noun

verb (used with object)
1. to weave together, as threads, strands, branches, or roots.
2. to intermingle or combine as if by weaving: to interweave truth with fiction. 
verb (used without object) become woven together, interlaced, or intermingled.
4. the act of interweaving or the state of being interwoven; blend: a perfect interweave of Spanish and American cultures.


[weev] Show IPA verb, wove or especially for 5, 9, weaved; wo·ven or wove; weav·ing; noun

verb (used with object)
1. to interlace (threads, yarns, strips, fibrous material, etc.) so as to form a fabric or material.
2. to form by interlacing threads, yarns, strands, or strips of some material: to weave a basket; to weave cloth. 
3. to form by combining various elements or details into a connected whole: to weave a tale; to weave a plan.


[in-ter-leys, in-ter-leys] Show IPA verb, in·ter·laced, in·ter·lac·ing.

verb (used without object)
1. to cross one another, typically passing alternately over and under, as if woven together; intertwine: Their hands interlaced. 
verb (used with object)
2. to unite or arrange (threads, strips, parts, branches, etc.) so as to intercross one another, passing alternately over and under; intertwine.
3. to mingle; blend. diversify, as with threads woven in.
5. to intersperse; intermingle: She interlaced her lecture on Schubert with some of his songs.


1 [not] Show IPA noun, verb, knot·ted, knot·ting.

1. an interlacing, twining, looping, etc., of a cord, rope, or the like, drawn tight into a knob or lump, for fastening, binding, or connecting two cords together or a cord to something else.
2. a piece of ribbon or similar material tied or folded upon itself and used or worn as an ornament.
3. a group or cluster of persons or things: a knot of spectators.


[in-ter-wurk] Show IPA verb, in·ter·worked or in·ter·wrought, in·ter·work·ing.

verb (used with object)
to work or weave together; interweave.
verb (used without object)
to act one upon the other; interact.

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