chloe. Textile. June 05th , 2018.
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.
Glass fibre is used in the production of ironing board and mattress covers ropes and cables reinforcement fibre for composite materials insect netting flame-retardant and protective fabric soundproof fireproof and insulating fibres. Glass fibres are woven and coated with Teflon to produce beta cloth a virtually fireproof fabric which replaced nylon in the outer layer of United States space suits since 1968.verification needed
Wool refers to the hair of the domestic goat or sheep which is distinguished from other types of animal hair in that the individual strands are coated with scales and tightly crimped and the wool as a whole is coated with a wax mixture known as lanolin (sometimes called wool grease) which is waterproof and dirtproof.citation needed Woollen refers to a bulkier yarn produced from carded non-parallel fibre while worsted refers to a finer yarn spun from longer fibres which have been combed to be parallel. Wool is commonly used for warm clothing. Cashmere the hair of the Indian cashmere goat and mohair the hair of the North African angora goat are types of wool known for their softness.
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