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Fabric-W. Pederson


What is the smallest part of a fabric? fiber
What 3 ways can yarns be made into fabrics? woven, knitted, pressed
What are the 2 classifications of fibers? natural or manufactured
What are the 2 types of natural fibers? protien natural or cellulactic natural
Cellulosic fibers come from plants. Name 2 examples. cotten, linen
Protein fibers come from animals. Name 2 examples. wool, silk
What is the seed pod of the cotton plant called? cotton boll
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. inexpensive, soft, absorbant, and takes dyes well
Name 1 disadvantage of cotton fabric. wrinkles
Linen comes from the stem of the flax plant. Why is it more expensive than cotton? because it requires more hand labor
Name 1 advantage of linen. strong
Name 1 disadvantage of linen. creases
Wool comes from the fleece of the sheep. When are sheep sheared? once year, in spring
Name 2 advantages of wool. warm, no wrinkle
Name 2 disadvantages of wool. can be destroyed by moths, shrink
Which type of wool has short fibers? woolens
Which type of wool has long fibers? worsted
Define virgin or pure wool. They both use fibers that have never been used before
What is the science of sericulture? means making of silk
What do silkworms eat to make silk? eat bulberry leaves
Silk is the only natural filament fabric. What is a filament? long continous string
What are the two types of silk? raw and cultivated
Created by: whitneypederson