Fibre to Fabric NCERT Solutions

9/13/2015 CBSE

Fibre to Fabric questions

1:�Classify the following
fibres as natural or synthetic:Nylon, wool, cotton, silk, polyester, jute

Answer:Let us first understand
natural and synthetic fibres. Natural fibres are those which are obtained
directly from nature, i.e. from plants and animals. Synthetic fibres are the
man-made fibres. The given types of fibres now easily be classified as

  • Nylon � Synthetic fibre� as chemically made
    by man
  • Wool � Wool is naturally obtained from
    sheep, i.e. animal and hence it is natural fibre
  • Cotton � It is naturally grown on plants,
    it�s a natural fibre
  • Silk � Naturally obtained from animals, i.e.
    silkworms, so silk is a natural fibre
  • Polyester � These are synthetically prepared
    by man so it comes under synthetic fibre.
  • Jute � Natural fibre as obtained from plants

2:�State whether the following
statements are true or false:

1.� Yarn is made from fibres.

2.� Spinning is a process of making fibres.

3.� Jute is the outer covering of coconut.

4.� The process of removing seed from cotton is
called ginning.

5.� Weaving of yarn makes a piece of fabric.

6.� Silk fibre is obtained from the stem of a

7.� Polyester is a natural fibre.


1.� True

2.� False ; Spinning is process for making yarn

3.� False ; Jute comes from Jute plant

4.� True

5.� True

6.� False ; Silk is obtained from silk worm,
i.e. animal

7.� False ; polyester is prepared chemically,
it�s a synthetic fibre

3:�Fill in the blanks:(a)
Plant fibres are obtained from�________�and�________(b) Animal
fibres are�________�and�________


(a) Stems and Fruits

(b) Silk and Wool

4:�Cotton and jute are
obtained from which parts of plants?


  • Fruits (cotton balls) of cotton plants
    produces�cotton fibres.
  • Jute fibres are obtained from the stem of
    jute plants.

5:�Name two items that are
made from coconut fibre.

Answer:We can make brooms and
mattresses from coconut fibre.

6:�Explain the process of
making yarn from fibre.

Answer:The process of making
yarn from fibres is called as spinning. In this process, fibres from a mass of
cotton wool are drawn out and twisted. This brings the fibres together to form a

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