Pure Wool Felt: Felt Never Felt So Good

Pure Wool Felt: Felt Never Felt So Good

Posted by Debbie on 17th Oct 2014

If your only experience of sewing with felt is the spun polyester craft felt from a box store you might be wondering if the extra cost of 100% wool felt is really worth it. Naturally, in my humble and biased opinion, I say yes, definitely yes, and once you get your hands on a piece of any of our wool felt I’m convinced you will agree.

100% pure wool felt is soft to the touch when compared to the synthetics, it does not have a sheen or plastic feel. The natural wool fibers don’t snag on your skin and the thickness of the carefully manufactured all wool felt is consistently even in contrast to the mass produced craft store felt.

Honestly, sewing with wool felt is a tactile pleasure and a visual delight and I invite you to experience the experience of crafting with this high quality material. From the four year old learning to sew to the acclaimed fiber artist, we have the felt you want... because wool felt is our specialty.

I hope the following summaries of all the wool felt in our shop help direct you to just what you’re looking for!

Organic Plant-Dyed Wool Felt: Hand dyed in Germany using natural dyes and extracts. Some sheets exhibit attractive mottling or uneven areas which are inherent to this dye process. You’ll fall in love with the colors and may find yourself collecting it for that reason alone.

Uses: Finished projects of all sizes and when natural color is preferred.
Can handsew: Yes
A fluffy 1.3 – 1.5mm
Colors: 12 colors.
Sizes: 8” x 12”
Safety: Made from Bioland Organic Certified wool felt. Pre mordanted with potassium alum, dyed with plant and insect based dyes.

Holland | European Wool Felt: Our lightest weight wool felt and considered our go-to craft felt, it comes in the most colors and is also the most economical, especially when purchased in a prepackaged color collection. Ideal for toy and doll makers of all ages. The color Soft White dyes well.

Uses: Finished projects of all sizes. It has the most flex so is well-suited for making small things (think fairies, barrettes, peg dolls, pipe cleaner dolls, little animals, penny rugs, applique…)
Handsew: Yes
Thickness: 1mm
Colors: 77 colors including 6 natural sheep’s wool colors and many dyed shades of green and brown.
Sizes: 8” x 12”, 18” x 18”, 36” x 36”, 36” x 72”
Safety: Oeko-Tex Certified free of harmful substances.

Thick Rustic Wool Felt: Fairly consistent thickness with a coarse surface texture. Spongier, rougher and more flexible than our 3mm Thick Wool Felt. Easy to needle felt onto. Made of Nepalese wool in the United States.

Uses: Ideal for decorating with needle or wet felting techniques or use just as it is. Makes an excellent base for a needle felted picture.
Handsew: Yes
Thickness: 3mm – 4mm
Sizes: 12" x 12"
Safety: Free of Harmful Substances