Yarn twists and weaves can also be varied across the fabric, so that rectangular pieces completely change their shape when washed. 'Loom-to-body' clothing, needing minimal cutting and sewing, can emerge from a simple change of yarn or structure. These textiles can truly shape themselves.
Ann Richards was governor of Texas from 1990 to 1994, and has been active in politics for over half a century. In 1988 she gave the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention. She divides her time between Texas and New York City.