felting

noun
felt·ing | \ˈfel-tiŋ \
plural feltings

Definition of felting 

1 : the process of making felt often used before another noun felting suppliesfelting projects

2 : felt

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This year, there's even more, with air rockets, building bridges, loom weaving, felting, the art of wood burning, and more making up the day's schedule. Michael Walsh, Courant Community, "Simsbury Library Hosting Second Annual Maker Faire," 26 Apr. 2018 Demonstrations will take place on split ply braiding, tablet weaving, wet felting and more. Courant Community, "Community News For The Windham Edition," 30 May 2017 On June 17, the focus shifts to the arts of spinning, weaving, knitting and felting. Courant Community, "Community News For The Windham Edition," 30 May 2017 Or there’s Didi and Bishnu Shrestha from Nepal who work with a team of women at a felting table to create scarves and purses by fusing felt with fabric. Faye Reeder, star-telegram.com, "Santa Fe Folk Art Market to add Arlington festival," 21 May 2017 There are two primary reasons that felting occurs: agitation and exposure to fluctuating water temperatures. Jolie Kerr, Esquire, "What's The Best Way to Clean My Tie?," 2 June 2017

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First Known Use of felting

circa 1621, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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