Weaving fulling definition
In weaving, fulling is a cloth finishing process by which the fabric is washed and the yarns shrink and bond together. It’s similar to felting, although a piece can be fulled without having the texture of felted fibers. Fulling tends to shrink the fabric, but the extent depends on the particular yarn being used.
While many weavers full in washing machines, fulling can also be done by hand – or foot. All it requires is agitation and hot water.