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For this assignment you will make a yarn that consists of two or more different materials. You should make at least 2 yards of yarn.
Create a page that documents your project. Your page should contain pictures, including one or more microscopic close-ups and one or more regular photos of the yarn. The USB microscope will be attached to the Mac computer in our lab. Write a paragraph or two that describes how your yarn was made and justifies your choice of materials.
Measure and report the following properties (if they are relevant for your yarn):
- diameter (micrometers)
- total length of yarn (meters or yards)
- fiber length (millimeters)
- twist direction
- twist (turns per inch)
- conductivity (ohms per centimeter or ohms per inch)
Bonus points for measuring any of the following properties and explaining how you did so:
- denier or tex
- yarn size
- elastic recovery
Sample Student Work
These samples are presented courtesy of the students and used with permission.