A process of reducing wool or cotton shoddy and rags to fibers that can be re-used.
garnett (third-person singular simple present garnetts, present participle garnetting, simple past and past participle garnetted)
To pull apart textile fibre waste material, such as old rags, in preparation for carding
Origin: from Garnett machine, named after the inventor
Though it is stationary inside a mill building, a garnetting machine is functionally similar to the wood chippers which are hauled around from job to job by tree trimmers. Both reduce their input pieces to smaller sizes.