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Fabric Quiz

Test Your Knowledge of Fabrics

  1. Made from the underside of animal skin, the name of which fabric comes from the French language and literally means "gloves from Sweden"?
  2. What was the first commercially successful synthetic thermoplastic polymer?
  3. Which coarse woollen cloth is often used to cover snooker tables?
  4. Also called broken twill weave, what term describes a distinctive V-shaped weaving pattern usually found in twill fabric?

  5. The Lace Market is a historic area of which English city? It was once the centre of the world's lace industry.
  6. Which thin fabric with a loose open weave is widely used for medical dressings?
  7. Tailor Jacob W. Davis manufactured the first pair of rivet-reinforced denim jeans. When demand outstripped the capacity of his small shop, Davis moved production to which wholesaler company?
  8. Linen is a textile made from the fibers of which plant?
  9. Which semi-synthetic fiber is also called viscos?
  10. Which cotton fabric of plain weave gets its name from a city in Iraq?
  11. Which type of porous leather, that gained popularity with the advent of mass-produced car windshields, gets its name from a type of European mountain goat?
  12. Which high-quality type of wool yarn gets its name from a village in Norfolk?
  13. Called burlap in America, which fabric is made from the jute plant?
  14. Thomas Burberry invented this revolutionary fabric in 1879?
  15. A registered trademark of the DuPont corporation, which elastic synthetic fabric is also called Spandex or elastane?


  1. Suede
  2. Nylon
  3. Baize
  4. Herringbone
  5. Nottingham
  6. Gauze
  7. Levi Strauss
  8. Flax
  9. Rayon
  10. Muslin (the city is Mosul)
  11. Chamois
  12. Worsted
  13. Hessian
  14. Garbardine
  15. Lycra

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