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
- 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
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.
2.� False ; Spinning is process for making yarn
3.� False ; Jute comes from Jute plant
6.� False ; Silk is obtained from silk worm,
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
(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
- Jute fibres are obtained from the stem of
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