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    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 Referencing Hub articles