What is "Crabbing" - Definition & Explanation

The process of passing wool fabrics through sequential hot and cold baths to set the fabric.
A treatment used to set the cloth and yarn twists permanently in woolens and worsted goods.

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A short length of warp or weft yarn that has twisted on itself owing to lively twist (see twist liveliness) or insufficient tension. NOTE: The snarling may occur during or prior to the weaving...

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