More about our Fibre Discovery Packs
Great as teaching aids for textile students and home learners, and irresistible as samples for fibre lovers. A must for schools, colleges and universities teaching textiles or the fibre arts.
1) Animal Fibres Discovery Pack
2) Plant Fibres Discovery Pack
3) Cotton Bolls
4) Silk Fibres Discovery Pack
Animal Fibres Discovery Pack
See and feel fibre samples from seven fibre animals: merino sheep, cashmere goat, mohair, alpaca, angora, yak and camel. Each fibre sample is enclosed in a grip seal bag which is large enough for you to touch and feel the fibres. The bag has a picture of the animal and a description of both the animal and its fibre.
Plant Fibres Discovery Pack
See and feel fibre samples from a range of plant fibres: cotton, flax, hemp, jute, kapok, sisal, bamboo and ramie. Each fibre sample is enclosed in a grip seal bag which is large enough for you to touch and feel the fibres. The bag has a picture of the plant and a description of both the plant and its fibre.
When the cotton plant flowers fall off, they leave a large capsule (or cotton boll) which splits opens to reveal a fluffy mass of white, downy, cotton fibre surrounding the cotton seeds. Cotton bolls are an excellent teaching resource and an unusual wedding anniversary gift, especially for a second wedding anniversary.
Silk Fibres Discovery Pack
See and feel 10 silk samples: Silk cocoons, cocoon stripping, bits of reeled silk, degummed cocoons, silk hankies, mulberry silk tops, silk noil, pongee silk, tussah silk and an alternative to silk (soy silk). Each sample has a label with a description and it is enclosed in a grip seal bag which is large enough for you to touch and feel the fibres. Inside the pack you find more information on silk an a picture of the silkworm life cycle.
Buy an Educational Fibre Discovery Pack here!
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