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Felting

Felting and Needle Felting, Felting Supplies, Needle Felting Supplies, Felting Needles, Felting Fibers, Felting Kits, Art Felt & Needle Felting Kits


FELTING is an age-old craft. Perhaps developed in the Middle East, perhaps the Far East, it is a process that has evolved with local traditions wherever it was used. And it is still used today, by kids in kindergarten to nomads on the great plains of Asia living in felt yurts. The technique is basic, requires very little experience or tools, and "mistakes" may well lead to interesting results. The Woolery brings you products and information about feltmaking and needle felting. Have fun!

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WETFELTING, FULLING, NEEDLE FELTING & ARTFELT?


WETFELTING or FELTMAKING means that you are working from the fiber (most often sheep's wool) to make a felted fabric or product using soap and water; there is no spinning, knitting, crocheting or weaving involved.

FULLING or KNITFELTING is achieved by knitting a garment and then shrinking it, filling (hence the term "fulling") the holes between the stitches. This fulling can be done on crocheted or woven items as well. Check our knitting books for many projects that are knitted and then "felted".

NEEDLE FELTING, unlike felting, does not require soap and water and does not need to be animal fiber. It is accomplished by using felting needles to make figurines or apply additional fibers to decorate fabric or garments (those can be made of felted material or knitted, crocheted or woven material).

ARTFELT is the name of a new product that is very similar to needle felting but uses a special paper backing that can be needle felted onto and then dissolves when washed leaving just the finished product.

Needle Felting Supplies

Needle Felting Supplies

Unlike felting, needle felting does not require soap and water and does not need to be animal fiber. It is accomplished by using felting needles to make figurines or apply additional fibers to decorate fabric or garments (those can be made of felted material or knitted, crocheted or woven material).

Wet Felting

Wet Felting

You are working from the fiber (most often sheep's wool) to make a felted fabric or product using soap and water.  There is no spinning, knitting, crocheting or weaving involved.

Artfelt

Artfelt

It's not needle felting. It’s not wet felting. It’s not fulling. It’s Artfelt® – and it is revolutionizing the way we felt. The Artfelting technique utilizes Artfelt® paper, a patented new paper specifically developed to ease and speed up the felting process.

Knitfelting/Fulling

Knitfelting/Fulling

Achieved by knitting a garment and then shrinking it, filling (hence the term "fulling") the holes between the stitches. This fulling can be done on crocheted or woven items as well.

Carded Wool for Felting & Needlefelting

Carded Wool for Felting & Needlefelting

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