Fulling - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
If you look up Walking Wool, my studio, you will find a Google link to a wikipedia site that talks about fulling. Fulling is also known as walking. Hah.
Per the link,
"Fulling or tucking or walking ("waulking" in Scotland) is a step in woolen cloth making which involves the cleansing of cloth (particularly wool) to eliminate oils, dirt, and other impurities, and making it thicker. The worker who does the job is a fuller, tucker, or walker. The Welsh word for a fulling mill is pandy, which appears in many place-names."