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Natural Fibers- S.C.


What is the smallest part of a fabric? A fiber
What 3 ways can yarns be made into fabrics? woven, knitted or pressed
What are the 2 classifications of fibers? natural fibers or manufactured fibers
What are the 2 types of natural fibers cellulosic natural or protein natural
Cellulosic fibers come from plants. Name 2 examples. cotten and linen
Protein fibers come from animals. Name 2 examples wool and cashmere
What is the seed pod of the cotton plant called? cotten bolls
What machine is used to separate the seeds from the cotton? mechanical stripper
Combing produces a higher quality cotton fiber. Name the 2 types of higher quality cotton pima and egyptian
Name 3 advantages of cotton fabric. does not cling, strong when wet,and soft
Name 1 disadvantage of cotton fabric. wrinkles easily
Linen comes from the stem of the flax plant. Why is it more expensive than cotton? linen production requires more hand labor.
Name 1 advantage of linen very strong
Name 1 disadvantage of linen expensive
Wool comes from the fleece of the sheep. When are sheep sheared? spring months
Name 2 advantages of wool. wrinkle-resistant & warm
Name 2 disadvantages of wool. shrinks, shinny with wear.
Which type of wool has short fibers? woolen
Which type of wool has long fibers worsted
Define virgin or pure wool virgin is lighter and pure heavier
What is the science of sericulture? to produce silkworn seeds
What do silkworms eat to make silk mullberry leaves
Silk is the only natural filament fabric. What is a filament? one long strain of silk
What are the two types of silk? raw silk and cultrated
Created by: SavannaClifford