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|quote=People use countless fibers and fabrics in their everyday lives: clothes, carpets, curtains, towels, sheets, upholstered furniture. Add to that list boat sails, book bindings, bandages, flags, sleeping bags, mailbags, airbags, seat belts, backpacks, parachutes, umbrellas, basketball nets, and more.
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:1. Discuss with your merit badge counselor the importance of textiles. In your discussion define the terms fiber, fabric and textile. Give examples of textiles you use every day.
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::a. Get swatches of two natural fiber fabrics (100 percent cotton, linen, wool or silk; no blends) Get swatches of two synthetic fiber fabrics (nylon, polyester, acrylic, olefin, or spandex). Get a sample of one cellulosic fabric (rayon, acetate or lyocell).
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::b. Give the origin, major characteristics, and general content of each type of fiber obtained for 2(a). Explain the difference between a cellulosic manufactured fiber and a synthetic manufactured fiber.
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::c. Describe the main steps in making raw fiber into yarn, and yarn into fabric.
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::d. Assume you will soon buy a new garment or other textile item. Tell your counselor what fiber or blend of fibers you want the item to be, and give reasons for your choice.
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::a. Visit a textile plant, textile products manufacturer or textile school or college. Report on what you saw and learned.
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*3b: [http://www.allfiberarts.com/library/aa01/aa040201.htm How to Make a Cardboard Box Loom]
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::b. Weave a belt, headband, place mat or wall hanging. Use a simple loom that you have made yourself.
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*3c: Can be done while taking the field trip required in '''3a'''.
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::c. With a magnifying glass, examine a woven fabric, a nonwoven fabric, and a knitted fabric. Sketch what you see. Explain how the three constructions are different.
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*3d: [http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art34743.asp Use Old Wool Sweaters and Blankets to Make Felt]
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::d. Make a piece of felt.
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*3e: [http://www.pioneerthinking.com/naturaldyes.html Making Natural Dyes from Plants] Works great with white cotton t-shirts. Rubber band clumps of the shirt in various places to make it tie-dye.
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::e. Make two natural dyes and use them to dye a garment or a piece of fabric.
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*3g. [http://bobbins.lacefairy.com/Bobbins/BobbinMuseum/WhatFabric.html What Fabric?]
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::f. Waterproof a fabric.
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*4: [http://www.resil.com/otd.htm Resil's Textile Dictionary]
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::g. Demonstrate how to identify fibers, using a microscope identification or the breaking test.
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*5: [http://www.materialised.com/environment.html Ecological Sustainability]
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:4. Explain the meaning of 10 of the following terms: warp, harness, heddle, shed, aramid, spandex, sliver, yarn, spindle, distaff, loom, cellulose, sericulture, extrusion, carbon fibers, spinneret, staple, worsted, nonwoven, greige goods.
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*6: [http://www.buffalostate.edu/offices/cdc/fas.html Careers in the Textile Industry] A nice listing from Buffalo State University.
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:5. List the advantages and disadvantages of natural plant fibers, natural animal fibers, cellulosic manufactured fibers, and synthetic manufactured fibers. Identify and discuss at least four ecological concerns regarding the production and care of textiles.
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:6. Explain to your merit badge counselor, either verbally or in a written report, five career possibilities in the textile industry. Tell about two positions that interest you the most and the education, cost of training and specific duties those positions require.
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*'''3c''' is easily done while taking the field trip required in '''3a'''.
 
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[http://www.relia.net/~thedane/textile.html Mr. R's Textile Badge] An online module.
 
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*[http://www.athm.org/ The American History Textile Museum] &mdash; offers this merit badge in one afternoon. [http://www.athm.org/scout_services.htm#boy See how they do it].
*[http://www.athm.org/ The American History Textile Museum] &mdash; offers this merit badge in one afternoon. [http://www.athm.org/scout_services.htm#boy See how they do it].
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*3b: [http://www.allfiberarts.com/library/aa01/aa040201.htm How to Make a Cardboard Box Loom]
 
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*3d: [http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art34743.asp Use Old Wool Sweaters and Blankets to Make Felt]
 
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*3e: [http://www.pioneerthinking.com/naturaldyes.html Making Natural Dyes from Plants] Works great with white cotton t-shirts. Rubber band clumps of the shirt in various places to make it tie-dye.
 
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*4: [http://www.resil.com/otd.htm Resil's Textile Dictionary]
 
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*5: [http://www.ilo.org/encyclopedia/?doc&nd=857200473&nh=0&ssect=0 The Textile Industry: History and Health and Safety] A good overall resource, with a substantial section on the environmental concerns.
 
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*6: [http://www.buffalostate.edu/offices/cdc/fas.html Careers in the Textile Industry] A nice listing from Buffalo State University.
 
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Textile merit badge
Status: Elective
Created: 1973
Discontinued: no
BSA Advancement ID: 110
Requirements revision: 2004
Latest pamphlet revision: 2003

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People use countless fibers and fabrics in their everyday lives: clothes, carpets, curtains, towels, sheets, upholstered furniture. Add to that list boat sails, book bindings, bandages, flags, sleeping bags, mailbags, airbags, seat belts, backpacks, parachutes, umbrellas, basketball nets, and more.


Textile merit badge requirements

  1. Discuss with your merit badge counselor the importance of textiles. In your discussion define the terms fiber, fabric and textile. Give examples of textiles you use every day.
  2. Do the following:
    a. Get swatches of two natural fiber fabrics (100 percent cotton, linen, wool or silk; no blends) Get swatches of two synthetic fiber fabrics (nylon, polyester, acrylic, olefin, or spandex). Get a sample of one cellulosic fabric (rayon, acetate or lyocell).
    b. Give the origin, major characteristics, and general content of each type of fiber obtained for 2(a). Explain the difference between a cellulosic manufactured fiber and a synthetic manufactured fiber.
    c. Describe the main steps in making raw fiber into yarn, and yarn into fabric.
    d. Assume you will soon buy a new garment or other textile item. Tell your counselor what fiber or blend of fibers you want the item to be, and give reasons for your choice.
  3. Do TWO of the following:
    a. Visit a textile plant, textile products manufacturer or textile school or college. Report on what you saw and learned.
    b. Weave a belt, headband, place mat or wall hanging. Use a simple loom that you have made yourself.
    c. With a magnifying glass, examine a woven fabric, a nonwoven fabric, and a knitted fabric. Sketch what you see. Explain how the three constructions are different.
    d. Make a piece of felt.
    e. Make two natural dyes and use them to dye a garment or a piece of fabric.
    f. Waterproof a fabric.
    g. Demonstrate how to identify fibers, using a microscope identification or the breaking test.
  4. Explain the meaning of 10 of the following terms: warp, harness, heddle, shed, aramid, spandex, sliver, yarn, spindle, distaff, loom, cellulose, sericulture, extrusion, carbon fibers, spinneret, staple, worsted, nonwoven, greige goods.
  5. List the advantages and disadvantages of natural plant fibers, natural animal fibers, cellulosic manufactured fibers, and synthetic manufactured fibers. Identify and discuss at least four ecological concerns regarding the production and care of textiles.
  6. Explain to your merit badge counselor, either verbally or in a written report, five career possibilities in the textile industry. Tell about two positions that interest you the most and the education, cost of training and specific duties those positions require.


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Boy Scout Requirements, 2014 Edition (BSA Supply No. 33216 - SKU# 619576)

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Worksheet A FREE workbook for Textile is available here! Adobe Acrobat PDF
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  1. Per the BSA: "You should read the merit badge pamphlet on the subject." Pamphlets (books) are at local Scout Shops and online at ScoutStuff.org.
  2. "Get a signed Merit Badge application from your Scoutmaster." An online, printable Word doc file version is available.
  3. Textile is a rare merit badge!


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