Fibers & Textiles. Fibers & Textiles. Fiber - the smallest indivisible unit of a textile. Textile - flexible, flat material made by interlacing yarns or threads. Fabric Production. Fabrics are composed of individual threads or yarns that have been woven or knitted together.
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Fibers & Textiles
Fabrics are composed of individual threads or yarns that have been woven or knittedtogether.
The degree of stretch, absorbency, water repellence, softness and durability are all individual qualities of the different fabrics.
Natural or Synthetic?
Silk is made from the cocoon part of the silk moth.
Flax is the fiber used to make linen.
A cotton fiber
Asbestos as seen with a scanning electron microscope.
A scanning electron micrograph of fibers of a dacron polyester material used in sleeping bags. The core of each fiber has up to seven air cavities that increase its insulating ability.
Synthetic fibers are forced out of a nozzle when they are hot, and then they are woven. The holes of the nozzle are not necessarily round; therefore, the fiber filament may have a unique shape in cross-section.