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    In this activity, students explore the microstructure of wool fibre and how it relates to the properties and uses of wool.

    Purpose

    This activity will help students understand how the microstructure of wool creates its properties and determines its suitability for particular products.

    Keywords

    Fibre, fabric, protein, absorbency, breathability, resilience, elasticity, abrasion, felt.

      Published 31 May 2010 Referencing Hub articles