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Important questions based on NCERT syllabus for Chapter 3 - Fibre to Fabric:
Question-1: From which parts of the respective plants are cotton and jute obtained? What are some hands operated devices used for spinning process?
Solution: Cotton is obtained from the fruits of the cotton plants, called cotton balls. Jute fibre is obtained from the stem of the jute plant.
Hand spindle, also known as takli and charkha are some of the hand operated devices used for spinning during the process of making yarn from cotton fibres.
Question-2: Coir is obtained from which part of the coconut plant? What are these coir fibres used for?
Solution: Coir is extracted from the husk of coconut. It is the fibrous material found between the hard,internal shell and the outer coat of a coconut. Coir fibres are used for making brushes, strings, ropes, fishing nets, mats, baskets, etc.
Question-3: Explain the following:
a) Knitting is a method by which yarn is used to create a fabric, by turning yarn into cloth. Knitted fabric consists of a number of consecutive rows of interlocking loops and creates multiple loops of yarn, called stitches, in a line or tube.
b) Weaving is a method of textile production in which two distinct sets of yarns or threads are interlaced at right angles to form a fabric or cloth. The way the threads are interlaced is known as the weave.