An Ancient Fabric With Modern Applications
Felt is one of the most versatile, luxurious, and timeless fabrics in use today. It is the oldest form of fabric known to humankind, dating back at least 8000 years, yet it is still constantly being rediscovered.
Even though we are new to the felt market, we have lots of experience working with this unique material. We learned about felt over the course of 15 years in the architecture and product industries, so we see things the same way you do. Whether you are an established manufacturer, an independent design firm, or a hobbyist we are pleased to share our knowledge and passion with you.
Felt is a non-woven material: unlike most fabrics, felt has no spun threads, no warp and weft, no weave, and no orthogonal grain. Rather, felt fibers are randomly oriented and interlocked in a dense mat. Because of this unique structure, felt is much heavier, sturdier, and resistant to stretching than other fabrics.
Wool felt is made by subjecting fibers to heat, moisture, and pressure until they pack tightly together, allowing natural irregularities in the strands to create a bond. In the case of synthetic felt, fibers are mechanically interwoven or needled to create a similar structure. Home felting is not too different in principle to how our felt is made, however our felt is manufactured by powerful machinery to create a vastly more consistent and durable material.