frequently asked questions

 

What is it?

Handmade felt is a non-woven fabric. It consists of tangled wool fibres that are matted together in all directions to form a dense fabric.

How is it made?

Felt is made by hand laying loose wool fibres in overlapping layers. the wool is then covered with a net and wet down with warm soapy water. The wool is at first gently rubbed then rolled. this enables the wool fibres to get to know each other. Cver a period of time the wool is repeatedly rubbed and rolled which facilitates the wool fibres to mat together and shrink. Eventually this process produces a dense mat of fibres called felt.

How durable is it?

The process i use produces a felt which is not only durable but maintains its shape, is washable, dirt resistant, water repellant, insulates against both cold and heat and is 100% biodegradable. Treasured felt pieces can give you many years of wear and pleasure.
 
Care instructions

Felt can be washed gently by hand, in warm water, using a mild detergent. You can also give it a short spin dry in the washing machine to get rid of excess water. maintain the same water temperature throughout the washing process. Pull into shape and leave to dry. Due to the nature of wool, pilling sometimes occurs. Pull balls free to keep the felt looking new. Felt sculptures, vessels and wall-hangings can be shaken free of dust or lightly vacuumed.