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What is the smallest part of a fabric? fiber.
What 3 ways can yarns be made into fabrics? woven,knitted,and pressed.
What are the 2 classifications of fibers? natural and manufactured.
What are the 2 types of natural fibers? cellulosic and natural.
Cellulosic fibers come from plants. Name 2 examples. linen and cotton.
Protein fibers come from animals. Name 2 examples. wool and silk.
What is the seed pod of the cotton plant called? boll.
What machine is used to separate the seeds from the cotton? gin.
Combing produces a higher quality cotton fiber. Name the 2 types of higher quality cotton. pima and egyptian.
Name 3 advantages of cotton fabric. inexpensive,comfy,and blends well.
Name 1 disadvantage of cotton fabric. wrinkle easily.
Linen comes from the stem of the flax plant. Why is it more expensive than cotton? 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.
Name 2 advantages of wool. warm and water resistant.
Name 2 disadvantages of wool. stretches and shrinks.
Which type of wool has short fibers? woolen.
Which type of wool has long fibers? worsted.
Define virgin or pure wool. have never been used.
What is the science of sericulture? silk.
What do silkworms eat to make silk? mulberry leaves.
Silk is the only natural filament fabric. What is a filament? one long continuous strand.
What are the two types of silk?
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