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What is the study of textile?

The study of textiles can be defined as textiles which involves an understanding of the origin of fibers to the ways of constructing fibers into fabrics, properties of the fabrics, ways of caring for the fabrics and the uses of the fabrics.

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2

Mention 4 reasons for the study of textile.

1. Identify different types of fabrics and their characteristics or properties.

2. Selecting or choosing the suitable fabric for a given purpose.

3. Using fabrics intelligently, you will be able to use fabrics correctly.

4. Taking proper care of the fabrics and selecting method of washing or drying cleaning fabrics.

 

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3

Mention 6 general uses of textiles.

dresses, underwear.

2. Construction of household linen, such as bed sheets, curtains, towels.

3. House or soft furnishing such as carpets, rung, upholstery.

4. The production of sport wears.

5. Keeping the body from rain or wind.

6. Beautifying or adoring the body.

 

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4

Give 6 basic textile terms.

1. Fiber

2. Yarn

3. Fabric

4. The wrap

5. The weft

6. The selvedge

 

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5

What is a fabric?

A fabric is  constructed with yarn or directly from fibers by weaving, knitting, crocheting and felting. A woven fabric is made up of two sets of yarn or thread the warp and weft.

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6

What is the process of turning fiber into yarn or fabric?

A

weaving

B

spinning

C

knitting

D

dyeing

correct option: a
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7

Which of the following is not a natural fiber?

A

cotton

B

wool

C

polyester

D

silk

correct option: c
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8

What type of fiber is wool derived from?  

A

animal

B

plant

C

synthetic

D

mineral

correct option: a
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9

Which textile fiber is known for its softness, breathability and absorbency?  

A

cotton

B

wool

C

polyester

D

nylon

correct option: a
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10

What is the term for a fabric made by interlacing two sets of yarns at right angles?  

A

knit

B

weave

C

crochet

D

felt

correct option: a
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