animal fiber


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Noun1.animal fiber - fiber derived from animalsanimal fiber - fiber derived from animals    
animal product - a product made from animal material
horsehair - hair taken from the mane or tail of a horse
natural fiber, natural fibre - fiber derived from plants or animals
silk - animal fibers produced by silkworms and other larvae that spin cocoons and by most spiders
wool - fiber sheared from animals (such as sheep) and twisted into yarn for weaving
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Mohair, used by textile industry as animal fiber, is produced only by Angora goats.
Baby dolls coated in wax and wrapped in animal fiber adhere to the structure, alluding both to Medellin's sicarios, or boy assassins, of the period, and to a larger metaphorics of lost lives and potential.
Become proficient at this skill and you'll convert animal fiber to yarn, then into clothes for all seasons.
Sheep to Shawl's mission is to raise awareness of the relationship between animal fiber and clothing, and the human activities based on that relationship; to bring together people often separated in culture such as people with disabilities, children, college students and inner-city and suburban families; and to remind people of the richness, depth and naturalness of animal-human relationships and how they can be preserved.
North Carolina: Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair, WNC Agricultural Center, Fletcher (across from Airport Exit 40 off 1-26).
Though the superior qualities of cashmere are evident in the bulk, it is exceedingly difficult to ascertain that a small percentage of lower-grade animal fiber has been intermixed.
If you find even a single moth or larva, or a hole in wool, inspect every animal fiber item in your home for infestation.
A strong demand for exotic animal fiber has created a market for everything from yak to buffalo to musk ox hair.
Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair, Western NC Agricultural Center, Asheville, North Carolina.