Today there are many different types of textiles that are available to us, each with their different properties, strengths and range of uses. Getting to know their properties is vital for any student of textiles today. In this program interior designer Brandi Hagen showcases textile samples and explains different types of natural and synthetic fibers, fabric construction and surface designs. In this program we examine the properties of natural fibres such as cotton, flax, jute, sisal and bamboo; synthetic fibres such as nylon, polyester, rayon, acrylic and microfibers, and animal fibres such as wool and silk. We also look at fabric construction and surface designs.