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Science / Fiber to Fabric

Science / Fiber to Fabric

  • Silk comes from silkworms and wool comes from sheep, goat and yak.
  • Sheep hair is sheared off from the its body, scoured, sorted, dried, dyed, spun and woven to yield wool.
  • Silkworms are caterpillars of silk moth, during their life cycle, the worms spin cocoons of silk fibres. Silk fibres are separated out from the cocoon and reeled into silk threads. The silk threads can be weaved into silk cloth.
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  • Fibre to Fabric - SmartTest

    Fibre to Fabric

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    • Introduction to Fiber to Fabric
    • Different animal Fibers
    • Process of making wool from fibre
    • Life history of silk moth
    • Review of Fiber to Fabric
  • Fibre to Fabric -- Summary

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Factoids

China has 136 million sheep,the largest population of sheep in the world.

One silkworm cocoon is an unbroken thread about 914 meters long.

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