THANK YOU!! Great Apple Bread! I doubled the recipe and baked two 9×4 loaves and they both came out perfect. They both baked a bit longer than 60 minutes, but that was because I added too much apple. I just tested with a probe to complete baking. I already had them peeled and sliced soaked in water and lemon for a week because I baked a pie. I really liked the lemon infusion. I also used a really -really good vanilla flavoring. Because it seemed to call for enough sugar inside the bread along with the sweet apples, I only made the glaze for 1 loaf and I used buttermilk instead of whole milk for the glaze. before glazing, I sprinkled chopped walnuts on the top, so when the glaze hardened, it set nicely. Oh -also, I was confused about the swirl technique, so I ended up stirring the batter – I thought – too much., but after slicing about 2 slices I saw a really professional swirl of apples and cinnamon!
The topic of my master’s thesis evolved not only from my own interest and fascination of jacquard weaving. A little bit of luck contributed to the final outcome of this study as well. At an early point of my study, I wanted to discuss the material and col-our design of woven textiles. I considered various ways on how to approach the subject from a fresh and meaningful point of view. In the beginning of the spring of 2014, I spent three months on an internship at the Italian weaving mill Lodetex. Lodetex is specialized in the production of jacquard fabrics for furnishing markets. I decided that doing my thesis in collaboration with Lodetex would be a viable continuum after working in the company as an intern. I discussed the matter with owner Luca Farhanghi and he agreed that a thesis collaboration would be interesting and beneficial for the both of us. He informed me about a few production lines that the company planned on developing. One of these lines related to clipped designs. To me, the development of clipped designs seemed like a fascinating and interesting topic to research. Since I had already designed two clipped designs during my internship, I realized that the weaving process of these fabrics required more advanced technical understanding in interwoven structure of cloth. Therefore, this project gave me a chance to improve my skills in artistic expression as well as develop my knowledge in designing, weaving and finishing of clipped cloths.