Dress-Pace Finish

DRESS-PACE FINISH (Woollen Term)
Such cloths as beavers, billiard cloth, doeskins, pilots, and other heavily felted and raised woollen fabrics, are dress-face finished. During the finishing the fabrics are made dense and fibrous by " felting," then the fibres are drawn to the surface, straightened and combed in one direction by " raising " and lustre is given in a boiling process. The finished fabric is covered with a short nap so that the weave is entirely hidden.

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