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What is "Felting" - Definition & Explanation

The matting together of fibres during processing. This is achieved on animal hair or wool by the application of moisture or heat, which causes the constituent fibres to mat together.
The process of making felt is called felting.
A method for creating fabric by using heat, moisture, and pressure, rather than weaving or knitting.
The matting together of wool fibers.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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