at Indiana University
Seeing Through ClothesHands-on experience with cotton, silk, and wool. 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
130 S. Woodlawn Ave. Bloomington, IN 47405
Our clothes are constructed using fibers from plants, animals, and plastics.
Use microscopes to view fibers at high magnification.
What does a cotton boll look like?
Soft protective case around the seeds
How do caterpillars make silk?
Fibers come from unwinding a cocoon
How do sheep give us their wool?
Sheep are sheared and their hair is cleaned, carded and processed to produce wool
Is it possible to make cloth from soybeans?
Soy can be used to make a synthetic fiber known as “soy silk” or “vegan cashmere”
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