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Fabric-A. Cote


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
What are the 2 types of natural fibers? Cellulosic Natural or Protein Natural
Cellulosic fibers come from plants. Name 2 examples. Cotton and Linen
Protein fibers come from animals. Name 2 examples. Wool and Silk
What is the seed pod of the cotton plant called? Bolls
What machine is used to separate the seeds from the cotton? 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. Soft and absorbent Comfy when it's hot Takes dyes and prints well
Name 1 disadvantage of cotton fabric. Wrinkles easy
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 months
Name 2 advantages of wool. Less expensive fuzzy and warm
Name 2 disadvantages of wool. Harmed by bleach Harmed by sunlight
Which type of wool has short fibers? Woolen
Which type of wool has long fibers? Worsted
Define virgin or pure wool. Use fibers that 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 sttrand
What are the two types of silk? Raw and cultivated
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