Overview

In this activity, students create felt from wool fibres to illustrate how the surface structure of wool fibres affects its washability.

Purpose

This activity will help students understand the microstructure of wool and how this knowledge has influenced the development of new wool fabrics and processes.

Keywords

Fibre, properties, abrasion, felt.

Useful links

Felt-making instructions
Easy to follow illustrated instructions for making felt.
www.brainways.co.nz/ff/make00.htm

www.gfwsheep.com/flatfelt/flatfelt2.html

Making felt balls
Illustrated instructions for making felt balls.
www.gfwsheep.com/feltballs/feltballs1.html

 

Published 31 May 2010