Textile. Tuesday , June 05th , 2018 - 16:54:56 PM
Felting involves pressing a mat of fibres together and working them together until they become tangled. A liquid such as soapy water is usually added to lubricate the fibres and to open up the microscopic scales on strands of wool.
Textiles are sometimes finished by chemical processes to change their characteristics. In the 19th century and early 20th century starching was commonly used to make clothing more resistant to stains and wrinkles.
Textiles have an assortment of uses the most common of which are for clothing and for containers such as bags and baskets. In the household they are used in carpeting upholstered furnishings window shades towels coverings for tables beds and other flat surfaces and in art. In the workplace they are used in industrial and scientific processes such as filtering. Miscellaneous uses include flags backpacks tents nets handkerchiefs cleaning rags transportation devices such as balloons kites sails and parachutes; textiles are also used to provide strengthening in composite materials such as fibreglass and industrial geotextiles. Textiles are used in many traditional crafts such as sewing quilting and embroidery.
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