Fibers from plants or animal sources.
•Staple fibers: Lower quality, short fibers.
•Filament fibers: Long, continuous fibers of higher quality.
•Cellulosic fibers: Fibers from plants.
•Protein fibers: Fibers derived from animals or insects
Part I: Natural Fibers: You are to assume
the role of trainer of this section of the curriculum our job is to create a training tool that could be used to train others about natural fibers
Create an online poster using Tackk.com or smore.com that could be used to train someone on this section of curriculum. Be prepared to present yours in class. Use the 4.01 PowerPoint to assist you with this project.
Be sure to detail the basic natural fibers, their characteristics, care, and uses. Include cotton, wool, flax, and silk on your poster. Be sure to illustrate each of these natural fibers by some picture that you find during your research that accurately represents each of these fibers. When you are finished with your poster, you will upload this poster to the Edmodo thread for Part I: Natural Fibers.
•Most widely used of all natural fibers•Grown in the southern U.S. and other warm climates
•Characteristics: Strong and durable Absorbent
Cool to wear
Shrinks in hot water
–Tumble dry at moderate temperatures
–Press with warm to hot iron
The fiber that forms the coat (fleece) of sheep.
•Primary sources are Australia, South America, New Zealand, and United Kingdom
Natural insulator; warmest of all natural fibers
Soft and resilient
Naturally flame retardant
Absorbs moisture more slowly than cotton
Shrinks if machine washed or dried unless chemically treated
Affected by moths
•Proper care for untreated wool:
–Dry clean or hand wash in cool water and a mild detergent (according to garment label)
–Do not place in dryer
–Press with cool iron