DIY, craft, materials, and such / Fabrics - materials
- 1 Cellulose
- 2 Proteins
- 3 Natural polymers
- 4 Synthetic polymers
Staple protein / wool
Wool is different from hair or fur in that wool...
- grows in staples, basically from from clusters of follicles
- is crimped, basically meaning it has bends and twists, which allow it to be spun
- is elastic (in part due to the above)
From the Angora goat, but typically not called angora to avoid confusion with angora rabbit wool.
Silk is a filament protein, produced by certain insect larvae.
Form of Rayon http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyocell
There are many more fiber-like polymers that could be and are used. Below are some of the more common ones.