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Fabric -E. Colucci


1. What is the smallest part of a fabric? fiber
2. What 3 ways can yarns be made into fabrics? woven, knitted, pressed
3. What are the 2 classifications of fibers? manufactured, natural fibers
4. What are the 2 types of natural fibers? cellulosic, protein
5. Cellulosic fibers come from plants. Name 2 examples. cotten & linen
6. Protein fibers come from animals. Name 2 examples. wool & silk
7. What is the seed pod of the cotton plant called? cotton bolls
8. What machine is used to separate the seeds from the cotton? mechanical stripper
9. Combing produces a higher quality cotton fiber. Name the 2 types of higher quality cotton. pima and egyptian
10. Name 3 advantages of cotton fabric. inexpensive, launders well, comfy
11. Name 1 disadvantage of cotton fabric. rinkles easily
12. Linen comes from the stem of the flax plant. Why is it more expensive than cotton? requires more hand labor
13. Name 1 advantage of linen. very strong, wears evenly, obsorbant
14. Name 1 disadvantage of linen. expensive
15. Wool comes from the fleece of the sheep. When are sheep sheared? spring/summer
16. Name 2 advantages of wool. less expensive, warm/fuzzy, water resistent
17. Name 2 disadvantages of wool. stretchy, shrinks
18. Which type of wool has short fibers? woolen
19. Which type of wool has long fibers? worsted
20. Define virgin or pure wool. fibers that have never been used before
21. What is the science of sericulture? silk
22. What do silkworms eat to make silk? eat mullburry leaves
23. Silk is the only natural filament fabric. What is a filament? one long strand
24. What are the two types of silk? luxurious casmiere and silky mo-hair
Created by: EricaC