Basic Textile Term (Fibre) -1

Before we proceed to fully fashion knitwear it is important to learn some textile term and their details. In this post i will discuss about Textile fibre.

Textile –textile raw material, generally characterized by flexibility, fineness and high ratio of length to thickness.

Fibre Natural /chemical structure that can be to yearn.

Ex.fibre –spinning then yearn.

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Properties of fibre:

  1. mechanical properties:

This is the response to applied forces & recovery.

  • Flexibility
  • Abrasion resistance
  • Stress (pressure)
  1. absorption property:
    • wool -16%
    • cotton -8.5%
    • acrylic-6%
  1. Thermal property:


If you don’t know about fibre, how you will assure about quality? Such as Wool and acrylic look similar but price and properties are different. So it is very important to learn about fibre identification test. In academic class i had to do many course on fibre identification test, as its an large chapter. However in future i will try post on this.- Mirza Mannan


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