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Introduction

Food, shelter and clothing are the basic needs of every living human. All clothing is
made from textiles and our shelters are made more comfortable and attractive by the
use of textiles. Textiles have such an unbelievable important bearing on our everyday
lives that everyone should and MUST know…

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Contents

Page 4 Natural Fibres and Where They Come From...

Page 6 Manmade Fibres and Where They Come From...

Page 8 What Are Textiles Fibres?

Page 9 The Making of Yarn ­ Spinning

Page 10 Weaving

Page 11 Knitting

Page 12 NonWoven

Page 13 Fibre Properties

Page 14 Fabric Properties…

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Natural Fibres and Where They Come From...

Natural fibres come from plants, animals and minerals. They usually have short
fibres, called staple fibres . The allowance to this rule is the natural fibre silk which
has continuous filaments up to one kilometre in length!

Sources of Natural Fibres:
Cotton from…

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Can shrink, should be dry cleaned
Good drape
Not durable
Creases always drop out.

Silk:
Silk is used for evening wear (going out dresses or suits), nightwear and ties (it is
made to look expensive and feels nice to wear) and it holds
the following properties:
Warm to wear
Absorbent…

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Manmade Fibres and Where They Come From...

Manmade Fibres (also knows as Synthetic Fibres ) are usually
made from chemical sources and are polymerbased. They are
continuous filament fibres, which means the fibres are long and do
not always have to be spun into yarn the process known as
spinning…

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Polyester:
Polyester is used for raincoats, fleece jackets, children's nightwear, hospital textiles
and work wear. It holds the following properties:
Low warmth
Nonabsorbent but dries quickly
Soft to handle
Drapes well
Very durable (strong)
Crease resistant
Easy to care for
Is recyclable.


Overall, we now know that manmade fibres are…

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What Are Textiles Fibres?












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