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Uses of textiles in the home

Bedlinen, carpets, upholstery, table linen and towels, soft furnishing

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Soft furnishings

Items other than furniture to decorate the room reflects presonality and lifestyle e.curtains, blinds, rugs, cushions

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Upholstery

Means the covering of fabric and fillings used in furniture such as sofas armchairs, mattresses

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Properties of textiles

A characteristic or quality e.g hardwearing property for carpets, absorbent property for towel

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Functions of soft furnishing

Make a room look attractive
Make a house more comfortable
Allow us to express our taste

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Choosing soft furnishing

Attractive
Easy to clean
Durable
Cost

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Curtains

The fabric width should be 2-2.5times the width of the window to allow for the gathering consider type of window and style of room

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Functions of curtains

Keep out light Make a room look attractive
Keep out sounds
Keep in heat
Reduce draughts
Give privacy

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Desirable properties in curtains

Drape well Fire resistant
Be resistant to fading
Closely woven
Washanle and dry cleanable
Pre-shrunk

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Textiles used in curtains

Cotton, dralon, polyester, linen, wool

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Grades of carpets

Light domestic: used in bedroom
General domestic: used in living rooms
Heavy domestic: used in halls, stairs, living rooms

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Desirable properties in carpet

Hardwearing
Resilient
Warm
Fire resistant
Mothproof

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Textiles used in carpets

Wool=warm & resilient
Nylon or acrylic = hardwearing
80% wool+ 20% nylon= warm + hardwearing

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Textiles used in upholstery

Heavy cotton. Leather
Linen
Velvet
Wool
Dralon

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Desirable properties of bed linen:sheets and pillowcases

Absorbent
Smooth
Washable
Crease resistant

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Desirable properties of bed linens:duvets and blankets

Easy to clean
Warm
Lightweight

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Textiles for sheets, pillocases and duvet cover

Cotton= absorbent, comfortable, washable
Cotton+polyester= comfortable, crease resistant, easily washed and dried
Flannelette= soft and warm

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Textiles for duvet fillings

Feathers or polyester wadding

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Textiles for blankets

Wool=warm
Wool + nylon = warm and hardwearing
Acrylic = cheaper than wool, easier to wash, but not as warm