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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:

A general term to describe fabrics with a blister (pucker) on the surface. The blister may be created by several different methods such as printing with caustic soda or other chemicals, by weaving...
Fiber sources are found in nature. That is, "any fiber that exists as such in the natural state." (TFPIA) Natural fibers used to create upholstery fabric include cotton, linen, hemp, silk and wool....
A general classification of fabric characterized by a broad range of crinkled or gained surface effects. Methods of making crepe include the use of hard twisted yarns, special chemical treatment,...
a) Descriptive of worsted yarns produced from dry-combed top. b) Descriptive of coarse linen yarn spun from air-dry roving (q.v.) c) Descriptive of man-made filaments the coagulation of which is...
A fabric with a single filling yarn woven over and under 2 smaller warp yarns. Commonly found in cotton shirtings but oxfords are produced in a wide variety of fibers and weights for many uses,...

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