Did You Know?
- Wool is the natural fiber grown from sheep.
- Wool clothes are cool in the summer and warm in the winter?
- Wool will not catch on fire? This means wool is flame-resistant.
To see a common use for wool, you can connect the dots!
Different breeds of sheep grow different kinds of wool.
Sheep can grow fine wool, medium wool or coarse wool.
- Fine wool is often used to make suits.
- Medium wool is often used to make blankets.
- Coarse wool is often used to make carpets.
How Wool Becomes Fabric:
Spring is usually shearing time for sheep. Sheep have their wool removed in one piece called a fleece.
The fleece is washed in big tubs to remove dirt, grease and grass.
The clean dry wool is then carded. Carding means to comb the wool to straighten the fibers.
The wool is spun into yarn. Coarser wool is spun into woolen yarn. Finer wool is spun into worsted yarn
- Woolen: Woolen yarn is usually used in carpets or thick sweaters.
- Worsted: Worsted yarn is usually used to make lightweight fabrics for suits and dresses.
The yarn is knit or woven into fabric.
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Do you have crayons? If so, you can color fun sheep stuff!