felting

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felt·ing

noun \ˈfel-tiŋ\

Definition of FELTING

1
:  the process of making felt
2
:  felt

First Known Use of FELTING

1686

Rhymes with FELTING

felting

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Process that mats together fleece (raw wool) by subjecting it to moisture, heat, friction, and pressure. Sheep hair have scales that open somewhat when wet; layering hairs in a parallel fashion and applying some form of agitation cause the hairs to tighten together in a solid mat. The result is a lightweight, windproof, and water-resistant fabric that has been used for millennia to make hats, boots, and tents. Light felting is sometimes done to woven or knitted wool, a process known as fulling, to create a thicker and softer fabric.

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