Milling

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The process of consolidating or compacting woven or knitted fabrics that usually, although not exclusively contain wool.

Note: The treatment, which is usually given in a cylinder milling machine or in milling stocks, produces relative motion between the fibres of a fabric. that have been wetted out and swollen with a liquid of suitable pH. Depending on the type of fibre and structure of the fabric and on variations in the conditions of milling, a wide range of effects can be obtained varying from a slight alteration in handle to a dense matting with considerable reduction in area.
also termed fulling

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The operation of shrinking and felting a woolen fabric to make it thicker and denser. Also call “fulling“.

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