A process which produces a textile composed wholly of any one or combination of new, reprocessed or reused alpaca fibers, physically interlocked by the inherent felting properties of alpaca. Felt is produced by a combination of mechanical and chemical action, moisture and heat, but without weaving, knitting, stitching, thermal bonding or adhesives.
A method for creating fabric by using heat, moisture, and pressure, rather than weaving or knitting.
The process of making non-woven fabric from fibers through the application of heat, moisture and pressure.
Wool fibers that have become interwoven during natural growth.
Encasing a bar of soap in a non-woven fabric made of unspun wool fibers matted together using heat and water.
The matting together of wool fibers.
The property possessed by wool and some other animal fibres of closely entangling and interlocking to form a compact mass.
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 whereby natural fibers (most commonly wools) are subjected to heat, water and pressure to form a non-woven fabric.
1. The process of exposing wool fibers alone or in combination with other fibers to mechanical and chemical action pressure moisture and heat so that they tangle shrink and mat to form a compact material. Felting is generally carried out in a fulling mill. (Also see FULLING.) 2. See NEEDLEPUNCHING and NEEDLED FABRIC.
The process of pressing or matting together various types of hair or fibers to form a continuous fabric, known as felt.