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Textile materials are made by spinning fibres into fabrics. True or false?
False. Textile materials are made by spinning fibres into yarns.
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What are continuous filaments?
Continuous filaments are usually long filaments of synthetic fibres that run the whole length of the yarn.
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Using fibre blends improves what aspect of fabric?
Using fibre blends improves the appearance, performance, comfort and aftercare of fabric. Blending can also reduce the cost of an expensive fibre.
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What material is used for tea towels?
Linen is used for tea-towels because it is very absorbent.
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What material is used for evening wear?
Silk is used for evening wear because it has good lustre and drape.
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Why is polyester suitable for children's nightwear?
Polyester is suitable for children's nightwear because it has a soft handle.
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Why is Tencel fibre suitable for jeans?
Tencel fibre is suitable for jeans because it has good drape.
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Which fabric is a good choice for body-hugging clothes?
Elastane is used for body-hugging clothes because it adds stretch comfort.
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What term describes how a textile feels when touched, such as soft, rough, smooth, warm or cool?
Handle is the term used to describe how a textile feels when touched, such as soft, rough, smooth, warm or cool.
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What are continuous filaments?

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Continuous filaments are usually long filaments of synthetic fibres that run the whole length of the yarn.

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Using fibre blends improves what aspect of fabric?

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What material is used for tea towels?

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What material is used for evening wear?

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