Boiled WoolFelt Instructions
You can make your own Sherpa-like or fleece-like felt in a wonderful natural fiber blend! With this easy and fun technique, you can create the perfect
texture and give ordinary crafts and collectibles a unique, luxurious look. These instructions are for using 100% wool fiber content.
- Using cold water, wet WoolFelt completely in a sink or basin. Do not rub or agitate. Wet each color separately (some dye may be released into the water – this is normal).
- Squeeze by hand to remove as much water as possible. Avoid wringing as it may stretch the material.
- Place in a standard tumble clothes dryer on regular setting until WoolFelt is nearly dry (approximately 35 minutes). Do not over dry. Dry light colors separately from darker colors. Colors may change slightly during drying process.
TIP: If excess dye remains in dryer, take out WoolFelt, place old wet towel in dryer, and finish dryer cycle to remove remaining dye.
- Lay Flat to dry completely, smoothing fabric gently by hand. Large wrinkles may be removed by using a light steam iron held just above the surface of the fabric. Return felt to its original form by pressing with a steam iron.
Results may vary. Because our WoolFelt is 100% Merino wool, some shrinkage will occur during this process. Across a 36″ wide swatch, there may be a loss of 2 – 4 inches. In length, the fabric may lose 3 – 5 inches per yard. To avoid future shrinkage upon completion, dry cleaning is recommended.
Thank you to National Nonwovens for these instructions.