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Apparel Design and Production II
Strand 2 Standard 2
1 class periods of 30 minutes each
Thinking & Reasoning
This lesson will help students distinguish between the different types of fabric construction--woven, knit, and nonwoven.
Please be aware of the basic different types of fabric construction. The note outline that is attached includes information on fabric blends, grainline and nap fabrics as well as the woven, knit and nonwoven information that is to be included on the chart. You may want to have students take any extra notes on the back of the chart so that all of the information discussed in this lesson is kept in one place.
Students should have been introduced to the different natural and synthetic fibers prior to this lesson so that information can be combined with the information introduced here.
At the conclusion of this lesson, students should be more familiar with what a woven fabric looks and feels like as well as a knit and a nonwoven.
A copy of the note outline could be provided for students with limited note-taking skills so that they are not anxious about getting all the information as the different fabric constructions are discussed.
Once you have completed this lesson, you could further the students' experience with fabric construction by doing a weaving activity with paper (see the lesson plan entitled Weaving Activity) or a loom of some sort. Also, if you know how to knit and had the equipment necessary to show students how to do it, knitting would be a great hands-on activity to demonstrate how knitting is different from weaving.
Correct the fabric construction chart for completeness and correctness, making sure that the fabric samples are in the correct spots and the notes have been written in the correct boxes.
USOE Curriculum Guide