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WoolFelt Flat Yardage - All About

WoolFelt By-the-Yard

There are twenty-nine colors available in this lovely felted fiber. We carry two types: 100% wool and a blend of wool and rayon (70% wool - 30% rayon). A number of pattern companies are reintroducing hats to their lines for winter styles and this fabric works up nicely. While being great for using with flat pattern millinery it can also be blocked.

The blend comes in 72" width /double fold so one is actually getting two yards instead of one when ordering by the yard. It can also be ordered in half yards which equals one full square yard.

The 100% felt comes in a 36-inch width, double fold.

  • thickness of 1/16-inch
  • 7.5oz weight per yard

Because of its heavy wool content the WoolFelt will shrink and can be made to resemble Boiled Lambs wool. Below are basic instructions for obtaining good results.

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.

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 WoolFelt contains 70% 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.

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