Fibramancy is used to position and strengthen plant-based threads. Often subdivided into four different branches of skills, Fibramancy is also often used in conjunction with other magics, most notably Ferromancy
, to create durable or sometimes fantastical clothing.
Fibramancy can be used to manipulate the positioning of thread strands as individuals or as a collective with no tools required. Weaving and braiding are popular uses of the skill, although using threadmancy to untangle threads is also possible.
Air weaving cannot be used to weave or position threads in ways that could not be done without magic, but it can speed up processes until they are almost instantaneous, or allow the caster to create particularly intricate weaves and weaving patterns with relative ease.
Air weaving can also be readily adapted for use in hair styling, for those with the patience to learn.
Despite its similarity to Telekinesis
, air weaving has been reliably confirmed as an Exoarcana
skill, and has therefore remained as a subset of Nature Magic
. Those attempting to cast air weaving spells within the Void
have found their efforts completely reliant on the strength of the Nature Magic fields generated within and around their ship.
Threadspelling allows for the creation of threads from organic threadlike materials. While this requires the material to be amenable to the basics of spinning, mages skilled in threadspelling are not required to use traditional spinning materials and can instead utilize items that are not durable or malleable enough to create thread. Short fur, spider webs, leaf veins, or even animal veins on rare occasions can be hand spin into thread.
It is important to note that this skill requires handspinning using direct touch contact with the material to be spun. Threadspelling also cannot change one material into another, so straw cannot be spun into gold nor wool into steel.
Some have claimed to unlock the secrets to such transmutations, often charging others for the privilege of benefiting from their skills, but analysis of the end result has confirmed these as merely clever applications of Illusion Magic
The most skilled threadmancers can reinforce their threads to develop materials and fabrics stronger than what would otherwise be possible. This involves the magical alterations of the threads' traits themselves to add strength without changing any other quality, as well as causing tighter bonding between thread strands and thread ends. When done properly, reinforment-treated fabrics are just as pliable and with the same texture and feel as if left untreated, but with added strength, and resistance to fraying or unknotting.
This is the most coveted ability of Fibramancy due to its abilities to improve the starting qualities of any material, with no sacrifices on other material characteristics. The Sparnell Confederation
, Hydell Order
, and Mordena
rely heavily on these skills when manufacturing uniforms for their military personnel.
Fibramancy can also be used in conjunction with traditional dyes and Chromamancy
to dye threads, resulting in more vibrant and colorfast fabrics. The use of Chromamancy also allows for more intricate patterns than available to traditional dyeing processes. A tapestry crafted in part with a chromatic threadmancy-enhanced dyeing processes by a skilled mage will always be top quality.
The basic techniques used for Chromatic Fibramancy can also be effectively adapted for use in other, non-dye treatments. Waterproofing is a particularly popular application of this skill and does not require detailef knowledge of Chromamancy.