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Fibres Keywords

GCSE Textiles

Vegetable fibres cotton, linen
Animal fibres wool, silk, alpaca, camel, cashmere, mohair, angora
Synthetic fibres acrylic, polyester, nylon (polyamide)
Fibre a fine hair like structure
Cotton comes from the fine hairs on the seeds in a ripe seed pod
Wool comes from the hair of sheep, this hair is often known as a coat or fleece
Silk is a fibre from the cocoon of a ----worm
Nylon is a popular man-made fibre
Staple Fibre a short fibre
Filament Fibre a long fibre
Natural Fibre found in natural surroundings
Cashmere from the Goats fine undercoat
Mohair from the Angora Goat
Angora hair from the ------ rabbit
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