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Science & Technology Program
Wool fabric finishing

This course takes an in-depth look at the finishing processes applied to wool fabrics, the purpose and operations carried out under each procedure and the factors affecting the final quality of the finished product.

It aims to provide participants with an understanding of:

  • why the finishing of wool fabrics is important
  • how fabrics are finished
  • how finishing operations are evaluated.

It also looks at the side effects of each finishing operation.


By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • evaluate finished wool fabrics produced within a weaving or knitting mill
  • assess whether the material meets the aims of the finishing operation.


  1. Introduction
  2. The aims of fabric finishing
  3. Review of setting and felting
  4. Wet finishing operations
  5. Dry finishing operations
  6. Typical worsted finishing routes
  7. Chemical finishing methods
  8. Fabric mechanics
  9. Assessment of fabric finishing
  10. Faults in finishing
  11. Performance standards
  12. Environmental issues
Wool fabric finishing
Wool fabric finishing
Completion Time:
6.5 hours approx.
No of Modules:
No Modules

Assessments: Available when all modules are complete

Wool fabric finishing


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