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1

What are two ways of making non-woven fabrics

Bonding
Felting

2

What are the properties of plain weave fabrics?

Hardwearing, smooth, strong
Cheap and used for furnishing
Cotton based fabrics

3

What are the properties of twill weave fabrics

Denim
Stronger and better drape

4

What are the properties of satin weave fabrics

More delicate
Snag
The floats catch light making it shiny

5

What are the properties of weft knitted fabrics?

Stretchy but loses its shape
Jumpers
Unravels easily

6

What are the properties of warp knitted fabrics?

Stretchy but keeps it shapes
Tights, swimwear
cheaper to produce
Doesnt ladder

7

What are the advantages of using woven fabrics?

dont fray due to the selvidge
Stronger
Stretch on the diagonal bias

8

What are the advantages of non-woven fabrics

Can be made from a range of weights
Can be cut in any direction as it has no straight grain
Cheap to produce
Do not fray

9

What is bonding?

Webs of fibres glued for interfacing

10

What is felting?

Heat, pressure or moisture used to interlock wool fibres