Clothing and Textiles Paper 2, Nov/Dec.2010  
Questions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 Main
General Comments
Question 6

(a)(i) List six ways of constructing fabrics.
    (ii) Explain two of the ways mentioned in (a) (i) above.
    (iii)Which three ways you have listed in (a) (i) above can be used in craft production?

(b) (i)State two importance of patchwork in Clothing and Textiles.
(ii)Differentiate between applique and patchwork.




The candidates performed fairly well in this question. They did not answer the questions on importance of patchwork in Clothing and Textiles and the difference between applique and patchwork very well.
The required answers to the questions are :
(a) (i) Ways of constructing fabrics
Knotting e.g. macrame
(b) (ii) Weaving: It is the interlacing of the weft and warp threads at right angle
Crocheting: A simple and quick method of producing and using hooks and yarns.
Braiding: This is a process of producing fabric by plaiting two or three yarns to produce strips which are sewn together.
Knotting: This is a method of producing macrame using yarns that are not smooth and slippery to produce knots.
Bonding/laminating: - Process used to join two layers of fabric together to give a two-sided fabric.
Tatting: Method of using shuttle and fine yams to produce lace-like fabric.
Knitting: Method of producing fabric using knitting pins or machine and yarns.
(iii) Ways used in craft production
(iv)      Importance of Patchwork
Creative use of resources.
Production of garments and household articles.
Used as applique to the main fabric.
Used in renovation work.

(v)Differentiate between applique and patchwork
1. Applique is applying one fabric cut into shapes or designs onto another fabric, whereas patchwork is using scraps of fabrics cut into geometric shapes such as triangles, hexagons, diamonds, and rectangles and joined attractively together.
2. Patchwork can be used to produce large articles by itself, whereas applique can only be placed on large articles repeatedly.

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