Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Identify and discuss the major factors that influence textile
2. Describe current trends in fiber and fabric consumption.
3. Assess possible future problems in all areas of fiber consumption.
4. Illustrate how the possible future problems in fiber consumption
affect today's consumers.
5. Identify specific imperfections or problems in textile products
that cause dissatisfaction in consumption.
6. State practices consumers may follow in selecting, using, and caring
for textile products to increase satisfaction.
7. List the natural and manmade fibers commonly used to make textile
8. Compare the general properties of natural and manmade fibers.
9. Describe the manufacturing and processing for each of the natural
and manmade fibers.
10. Define basic terminology used in the textile industry.
11. Describe briefly three testing techniques used to identify fibers.
12. Test and describe the general reaction of protein, cellulosic, and
manufactured fibers when subjected to the burning and solubility
13. Describe the appearance of protein, cellulosic and manufactured
fibers when observed under a microscope.
14. Compare the properties of the following: spun yarns, filament
yarns, carded and combed yarns, woolen and worsted yarns, simple,
complex or novelty yarns.
15. Identify and select the fabrication method illustrated by fabric
swatches representing the commonly used methods of making fabric.
16. Compare the basic characteristics of fabrics made by knitting,
weaving, or felting blends, etc.
17. Recognize and select fine basic types of weaves used to make
fabric; through basic types of knit fabrics.
18. Identify by fabric name and select swatches representative of: 25
cotton fabrics, 15 wool, 10 silk, 4 linen, 4-6 each manmade fabrics.
19. Name and define ten different types of finishes applied to fabrics
for usefulness and appearance.
20. Recognize techniques used to apply color and design to fabric.
21. Identify the trade name of cotton finishes applied to fabrics.
22. Explain how textile elements determine the care of the product for
23. List and define five legislative acts and/or Federal Trade Commission
rulings that relate to the sale of textile products.
24. Explain how each legislation provides benefits for the consumer.
25. Recognize violations of textile legislations and/or FTC rulings.
26. Explain the purposes of products used in laundering operations.
27. Explain how temperatures affect cleaning, wrinkling, dye stability,
and fabric finish durability.
28. Describe satisfactory stain removal techniques for common stains
often found on textile products.
29. List products that may be used effectively to remove water-based
and oil-based stains.
30. Discuss the effects of modern laundering practices on the environment.
31. Practice basic weaving techniques in a sampler project.
32. Practice the art of spinning of wool fleece.
1. History of textile industry.
2. Cultural background.
3. Consumer movements and problems.
4. Standards and government regulations.
5. Textile terms and properties.
6. Manufacture and processing of fibers.
7. Study of natural and man-made fibers.
8. Yarn structure.
9. Fabric construction-woven, nonwoven, knit, other, etc.
10. Fabric design.
14. Experiments include: fiber identification using microscope, burn
test, chemical test, care of fabric during laundering and stain
removal, create yarns by handspinning, dye hand spun yarns (time
allowing), weave identification and construction, evaluating labels
and advertisements, identification of fabrics by visual means,
evaluating fabrics using wear tests and color tests.