Synthetic textiles

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Synthetic textiles A variety of contemporary fabrics. From the left: even weave cotton, velvet, printed cotton, calico, felt, satin, silk, hessian, poly cotton Woven tartan of Clan Campbell, Scotland.Embroidered skirts by the Alfaro-Nunez family of Cochas, Peru, using traditional Peruvian embroidery methods.All synthetic textiles are used primarily in the production of clothing.Polyester fiber … Continued

Mineral textiles

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Mineral textiles Asbestos and basalt fiber are used for vinyl tiles, sheeting and adhesives, “transit” panels and siding, acoustical ceilings, stage curtains, and fire blankets. Glass fiber is used in the production of ironing board and mattress covers, ropes and cables, reinforcement … Continued

Plant textiles

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Plant textiles-Grass,  rush,  hemp, and sisal are all used in making rope. In the first two, the entire plant is used for this purpose, while in the last two, only fibers from the plant are utilized.Coir (Coconut fibre) is used in making twine, and also in … Continued

Animal textiles

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Animal textiles are commonly made from hair, fur,  skin or skil (in the silkworms case).Wool refers to the hair of the domestic goat or sheep, which is distinguished from other types of animal hair in that the individual strands are coated with scales and tightly crimped, and the … Continued

Textile

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    A Textile or cloth is a flexible material consisting of a network of natural or artificial fibres. Yarn is produced by spinning raw fibres of wool, flax, cotton, or other material to produce long strands.Textiles are formed by weaving, knitting, Crocheting, … Continued

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