Sunday, January 9, 2011

First Year Students-Competency 9 Review

Flannel is a soft, napped fabric made from cotton, wool, or rayon and is typically used for shirts, dresses, nightwear and sheets.

Wool is the natural fiber frequently damaged by moths. It provides warmth, and comes from animals.

Spandex stretches and is replacing rubber in MOST clothing uses.

Blends are different fibers that have been combined into one yarn.

Knits stretch. Woven fabrics usually don't. The exception would be a woven blend that includes spandex.

Natural fibers are cotton, flax, linen, wool, silk.

Manmade fibers include: nylon, rayon, spandex, polyester, acrylic.

Silk is a natural filament fiber. It comes from the cocoon of the silkworm, which makes it an animal fiber.

Rayon was the FIRST manmade fiber.

Corduroy, terrycloth, and velvet are woven fabrics.

Spandex is a knitted fabric.

Denim, gabardine and flannel are twill weave fabrics.

Knitted fabrics can be described as yarns looped together.

Plain weave is the simplest of all weaves.

Satin is shiny and smooth because its weave has four yarn floats on top of the fabric.

Felt is a nonwoven fabric.

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