Textile knowledge is very important for any designer.The knowledge of the fabric makes the designing process very interesting. Different fabric drapes in different manner, the fabric used for a active sportswear, sleep wear, party wear or a garment worn by a astronomer in the space will be different. So friends i have decided to write a series of articles on basic textiles. To begin i have taken the topic – different types of fibers.
WHAT IS A FIBER?
A Fiber is any substance, natural or manufactured, with high length- to- width ratio and with suitable characteristics for being processes into fabrics; the smallest component, hair like in nature, that can be separated from a fabric.
CLASSIFICATION OF FIBER
Fibers can be classified in two groups—Natural and Man made.
Generic names of Natural fibers
|NATURAL CELLECULOSIC FIBERS||NATURAL PROTEIN FIBER||MINERAL|
|Seed fibers—Cotton, Coir, Kapok||Wool||Asbestors|
|Bast fibers—Flax,Ramie, Hemp, Jute, Kenaf, Hisbiscus.||Silk|
|Leaf Fibers—Pina, Abaca, Sisal, Henequen||Speciality wool- Mohair, Quviut, Angora, Camel Hair, Cahmere, Liama and Alpaca, Yak, Vicuna and Guanaco.|
Generic names of man made manufactured fibers
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