This section is from the "A Complete Dictionary of Dry Goods" book, by George S. Cole. Also available from Amazon: A complete dictionary of dry goods and history of silk, cotton, linen, wool and other fibrous substances,: Including a full explanation of the modern processes ... together with various useful tables.
Fagoting (Fag'-Ot-Ing). In embroidery, an operation in which a number of threads in the material are drawn out, and a small bunch of them tied in the middle, or "fagoted." This is continued until all the threads in the row across the cloth is tied into fagots. The term is also applied to a similar effect produced by knitting, and in the manufacture of towels, tidies, etc.