Animal fibers

   Fibers that are derived from the hair of animals, including wool from sheep, alpaca hair from alpacas (a relative of camels and llamas), angora from rabbits, camel hair from camels, and cashmere and mohair from goats. Silk fiber is made from the cocoon of the silkworm.

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  • Natural fiber — Fibers or fibres (see spelling differences) are a class of hair like materials that are continuous filaments or are in discrete elongated pieces, similar to pieces of thread. They can be spun into filaments, thread, or rope. They can be used as a …   Wikipedia

  • Spinning (textiles) — Spinning is an ancient textile art in which plant, animal or synthetic fibers are twisted together to form yarn (or thread, rope, or cable). For thousands of years, fiber was spun by hand using simple tools, the spindle and distaff. Only in the… …   Wikipedia

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  • Natural dye — Skeins of wool colored with natural plant dyes. Natural dyes are dyes or colorants derived from plants, invertebrates, or minerals. The majority of natural dyes are vegetable dyes from plant sources – roots, berries, bark, leaves, and …   Wikipedia

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