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okay - figured it out now.  :)

The 'furring' you refer to might be 'pilling'?  That's what I usually call it anyway.  Little handcuffs of fibre that join two or more ends?

Inspection/repair is, I think, burling.

cheers,

Laura

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A great way to learn more

A great way to learn more textile words! I knew "pilling", but had not come across "burling" before.

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hmm...

"burling and mending"?  - the words go together in my mind, but I can't remember why...

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Dawn McCarthy's picture
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Burling

I spent a few months internship with a weaver producing fine mens silk suiting for the Paris runways, I spent much of my time inspecting and repairing the fabric, you would think I would remember "burling"

Dawn

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did you know

that a burl in yarn - a knot, slub or lump - is the same word for a lumpy knot in a tree trunk or branch? and burling is the removal of same. I know way too much trivia like this - not sure why. . .

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Well, they are both 'fibre'!

Well, they are both 'fibre'!  :^)

cheers,

Laura

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Dawn McCarthy's picture
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Cuffing

Somebody once referred to the "pilling" of wool when warping as "cuffing" - I cannot locate a resource for the term, is anybody else familiar with this?

Dawn

 

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LauraFry's picture
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Makes sense because it seems

Makes sense because it seems like they get handcuffed together.  :)

If it isn't a 'proper' term, it ought to be!

cheers,

Laura

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Terms - Burling

Hi all,

According to the Dan River, Inc. "A Dictionary of Textile Terms", Danville, VA  24543:

Burling--Removal of loose threads, knots, slubs, burs, and other extraneous materials from fabrics by means of a burling iron, a tupe of tweezer.  the trick is to remove the imprity without damaging the fabric. 

HTH!!

 

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