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One of the finishing processes in the manufacture of woollen cloth. Pieces of the woven cloth were churned around in a soapy liquid which had the effect of felting the fibres together and making the cloth stronger, warmer, and more weather‐proof. When this process began to be industrialized, from Roman times onwards, the place where it was done was known as a fulling mill.

Subjects: Archaeology — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).


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