Fantastic Fabrics, Ripping Yarns

Scientists working in the Scottish Borders are creating intelligent fabrics by applying traditional methods such as spinning, weaving and knitting to hi-tech synthetic yarns.

Vanessa Collingridge hears about a bewildering future of computerised clothing, knitted, crocheted and woven body parts, and a car bumper than can undent itself.

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Scientists working in the Scottish Borders are creating intelligent fabrics by applying traditional methods such as spinning, weaving and knitting to hi-tech synthetic yarns.

Vanessa Collingridge hears about a bewildering future of computerised clothing, knitted, crocheted and woven body parts, and a car bumper than can undent itself.