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Fibers and Fabric

Time Frame:
1 class period that runs 70 minutes.

Group Size:


The students will get an overview of basic fibers by acting out a short story. They will learn about fabrication and how a yarn is made. They will also learn some basic weave patterns by weaving paper strips together.

Main Curriculum Tie:
Interior Design II
Strand 4 Standard 1

Identify various textiles and factors that lead to the selection of specific textiles. (STEM: science, technology)

Career Connections:

  • Interior Designer

"A Fantabric Adventure" yarn samples (at least four different types), fabric samples(woven, non-woven and knit), paper, scissors, tape or glue, stapler, powerpoint projector, worksheets

Background For Teachers:
Teachers need to know about fibers and the different types of fabric and weaves.

Intended Learning Outcomes:
Students will learn how fabric is made, how yarn is formed, and three basic weave patterns.

Instructional Procedures:
I have included my lesson plan on fibers. This is just the beginning of what you can do with your students.


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Assessment Plan:
Look over their worksheets and weave patterns to see if they understand the basics of fabric.

Utah State Curriculum, Jane Trane,

Robin Lewis

Created Date :
May 05 2003 17:49 PM