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Introducing fibres as being classified natural or man-made, before further categorising the former as animal, vegetable or mineral. A range of animal (protein) fibres are shown, and methods of preparation and production of these fibres are given, examples including shearing, washing and carding in b More…oth hand and manufacturing situations. Silk production and the properties of silk are discussed. A range of vegetable (cellulose) fibres are introduced, as are their sources, properties and common usage, and there is a brief discussion of mineral fibres.