Homework Lesson #5 – Fibres And Fabrics Research

Homework Lesson #5 – Fibres And Fabrics Research

    • Due May 25.              Mark   /40

The following is a RESEARCH assignment.

You are to complete this 4 hours of homework throughout this entire week.  The following is your assignment for those 4 hours.  I will be reviewing the assignment details in our TEAMS lesson tomorrow, so have your questions ready.

It will be assessed out of 40 marks, one mark for each of the 40 answers.

Fabric is made from a wide variety of fibres and materials.   Some fibres are  made from NATURAL sources.  Others are made from human made products.

You are to find out about these various fabric fibres.  From the chart above, select one animal fibre, one vegetable fibre, one regenerated fibre, AND one synthetic fibre from the list above.

Research answers to the following questions for EACH of the four different kinds of fibres. Do not copy directly from the internet.  Instead, please answer in point form in your OWN WORDS.  Please make a power point presentation on all four fibres that you research.

Use headings to separate the four different fibres.  In each of the four fibres categories answer all of the 10 questions :

1.       Where is the fibre found?
2.       How is the fibre made?
3.       What does the product look like before it is made into fabric? Describe it in your own words.
4.       What does the product look like after it is made into fabric? Describe this fabric in your own words.
5.       What are the benefits of this fibre as a fabric/textile?
6.       What are the drawbacks of this fibre as a fabric/textile?
7.       What kinds of clothing are typically made from this kind of fibre? What clothing is this fibre most suitable for?
8.       What ethical considerations are there about this fibre?
9.       What environmental impacts result from this fibre?
10.   IN YOUR OPINION, is this a fibre you would use frequently in clothing design?  Why or why not?

4 different fibres  X  10 questions for EACH fibre  =       40 marks total

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