Tufting

Tufting is a type of textile weaving in which a thread is inserted on a primary base. It is an ancient technique for making warm garments, especially mittens. After the knitting is done, short U-shaped loops of extra yarn are introduced through the fabric from the outside so that their ends point inwards (e.g., towards the hand inside the mitten)....
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Tufting

• (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tuft
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tufting

(from the article `dress`) ...before 4000 and reached a high level of culture between 2700 and 2350 . In early times both sexes wore sheepskin skirts with the skin turned ... ...usually 12, 15, or 18 feet (4, 5, or 6 metres) wide, resulting in large economies in weaving costs and producing larger and more convenient ... ...are somet...
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Tufting

[composites] In the field of composite materials, tufting is an experimental technology to locally reinforce continuous fibre-reinforced plastics along the z-direction, with the objective of enhancing the shear and delamination resistance of the structure. It consists of inserting a thread through a layered dry fabric, using a needle that, ...
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