Presentation on theme: "Purpose I love fashion, and some day I want to design my own clothes. It is important to pick an appropriate fabric. Some things that I could look at."— Presentation transcript:
Purpose I love fashion, and some day I want to design my own clothes. It is important to pick an appropriate fabric. Some things that I could look at before I chose the fabric would be which one has less “wear and tear”, which one feels the best and is not itchy, and which one cleans easiest. I decided I would like to do my project on which fabric stains come clean the easiest. I chose to do my project using these following fabrics: Cotton, Linen, Silk, Blend of Polyester/ Wool, Nylon, and Polyester.
Fabric Table FabricFromComments CottonCotton Boll Plant Comfortable in any Weather LinenFlax Plant Good in Hot Weather but Wrinkles SilkSilk Worms Smooth or Rough WoolAnimal Hair Tremendous Warmth PolyesterSynthetic Fibers Wrinkle- Free but Hot NylonSynthetic Fibers Stretch but tears easily BlendSynthetic Fibers Animal Hair Wrinkle- Free and good warmth
Hypotheses My hypotheses is that my blend fabric will come clean the best, because it absorbed the least amount of Kool-Aid.
Procedures Supplies List: Selected Fabric Scissors Two quarts Prepared Cherry Kool-Aid Laundry Soap (Tide) Drying Rack Step one: Cut selected fabric into six inch pieces Step two: Soak fabric in Kool- Aid for 30 minutes Step three: Put wet stained fabric on drying rack Step four: Cut dry stained fabric in half Step five: Place one half of each fabric in washer. Wash normal cycle (warm/cold) Step six: See results
Results Cotton, Linen, and Silk came completely clean in the wash. Nylon did not come clean at all, Polyester lightened slightly in the wash, and Wool/Polyester blend partly cleaned in the wash.
Conclusion My hypotheses was wrong. I think that the blend did not to come clean because of the polyester in the blend. If you look at the polyester by itself it did not change very much from the time it was on the drying rack to the end of the wash. Now I know that nylon, polyester and polyester blends are not good fabrics to use when it comes to staining with Kool-Aid. Out off all the fabrics, the wool blend absorbed the least amount of Kool-Aid and came partly clean. Perhaps a different kind of wool or wool blend may be a good choice because it is stain resistant. Future projects could include testing Wear-and- Tear, or getting opinions on the texture of fabric.
References U.S. Department of Education, Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC), http://eric.ed.gov/ERICDocs/data/ericdocs2/content_storage_01 /0000000b/80/23/7d/ae.pdf