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What is "Burling" - Definition & Explanation

Removal of loose threads, knots, slubs, burs, and other extraneous materials from fabrics by means of a burling iron, a type of tweezer. The trick is to remove the impurity without damaging the fabric.
After weaving and prior to finishing, any lumps (burls), knots, or loose threads are removed by hand.
A hand-tailoring operation to remove any knots and loose ends, insert missing tufts of surface yarns. A repair operation on worn or damaged carpet is called reburling.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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