Development of textile products from lemongrass fiber
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A study on developing textile products from fiber lemongrass has been carried out aimed at processing yarn from lemongrass fiber, developing textile fabrics, such as clothing, hats, and shoes, and teaching product design and technology to a community. Lemongrass leaves were processed with chemicals to produce a fiber lemongrass then spun to 100% lemongrass yarn with large unsmooth surfaces the used to produce handbag, hats and shoes. However, for garment fabrics, the researchers developed the lemongrass yarn for weaving by mixing cotton in a 60:40 ratio to produce hand-woven cloth. Using hand-woven folk wisdom, the Takfa community in Nakhon Sawan, produced natural dyes from Bengal Almond leaves, a performed surface finishing for a smoother touch. After weaving, lemongrass fiber cloth gives off a lemongrass odor, but this fades gradually. The physical properties of lemongrass fiber cloth are then tested for strength, resistance, and abrasion. Processing lemongrass cloth fiber to textile products enables us to produce various products such as clothes, bags, and hats. In passing technology to the community, the residents recognized the advantages and benefits of using the fabric. Further research should investigate mixing lemongrass fibers with other natural fibers improved fiber durability, luster of the fiber to increase fiber value, or using lemongrass fiber for household products.
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