Textile FAQs:

Q: Is a Textile a flexible material consisting of a network of natural or artificial fibres?

A: Yes, Yarn is produced by spinning raw fibres of wool, flax, cotton, hemp, or other materials to produce long strands.

Q: Are Textiles also used to provide strengthening in composite materials such as fibreglass and industrial geotextiles?

A: Yes.

Q: Are Textiles manufactured by the bonding of fibres to make fabric?

A: Yes.

Q: Are Textiles sometimes finished by chemical processes to change their characteristics?

A: Yes.

Q: Are Textiles made in various strengths and degrees of durability?

A: Yes, and from the finest microfibre made of strands thinner than one denier to the sturdiest canvas.

Q: Are Textiles used primarily in the production of clothing?

A: Yes, as well as the manufacture of geotextiles.

Q: Are Textiles a craft whose speed and scale of production has been altered almost beyond recognition by industrialization and the introduction of modern manufacturing techniques?

A: Yes.

Q: Are Textiles also sometimes bleached?

A: Yes, and making the textile pale or white.

Q: Are Textiles often dyed?

A: Yes, and with fabrics available in almost every colour.

Q: Are Textiles made from many materials, with four main sources: animal , plant , mineral , and synthetic?

A: Yes, The first three are natural.

Q: Is a Textile any material made of interlacing fibres?

A: Yes, and including carpeting and geotextiles.

Q: Are Textiles used in many traditional crafts such as sewing?

A: Yes, and quilting and embroidery.

Q: Are Textiles formed by weaving?

A: Yes, and knitting, crocheting, knotting, or felting.