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Evidence for Wool Production in Egypt is Scanty at this Period

 Evidence exists for production of linen cloth in Ancient Egypt in the Neolithic period, c. 5500 BC. Cultivation of domesticated wild flax, probably an import from the Levant, is documented as early as c. 6000 BC Other bast fibers including rush, reed, palm, and papyrus were used alone or with linen to make rope and other textiles.

Spinning techniques included the drop spindle, hand-to-hand spinning, and rolling on the thigh; yarn was also spliced. 
A horizontal ground loom was used prior to the New Kingdom, when a vertical two-beam loom was introduced, probably from Asia.
Linen bandages were used in the burial custom of mummification, and artdepicts Egyptian men wearing linen kilts and women in narrow dresses with various forms of shirts and jackets, often of sheer pleated fabric.
Cotton mills get the cotton shipped to them in large, 500 pound bales.
When the cotton comes out of a bale, it is all packed together and still contains vegetable matter.
The bale is broken open using a machine with large spikes.
It is called an Opener.
In order to fluff up the cotton and remove the vegetable matter, the cotton is sent through a picker, or similar machines.
The cotton is fed into a embroidery digitizing machine known as a picker, and gets beaten with a beater bar in order to loosen it up.
It is fed through various rollers, which serve to remove the vegetable matter.
The cotton, aided by fans, then collects on a screen and gets fed through more rollers till it emerges as a continuous soft fleecy sheet, known as a lap.
Light can have a variety of effects on textiles digitizing over time.
In some cases, it may contribute to fading or discoloration, but of more concern is the damage which the fibers may suffer under prolonged exposure to non-visible light, such as ultraviolet and infrared lighting.
Ideally, textiles should be stored or displayed in as little light as possible, and preferably in total darkness. 
However, as this is impractical for display and care of the piece, knowing the limits of lighting as well as the safest amounts of lighting, become important.

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