That’s when I decided to source some 100% pure new wool felt for my store Two Blue Birdies, and I’m glad I did. I love 100% wool felt, because it’s delightfully soft yet very strong. It’s able to handle reasonable stress along the seams without giving way – making it perfect for soft toys. I now prefer sewing with 100% wool felt because it’s very hard wearing and doesn't pill and fuzz like acrylic felts can, which means that beautiful toy you put all that hard work into will be looking its best for quite a while.
Our wool felt is colour fast and doesn't require pre-shrinking like cotton fabric does. It’s super-easy to care for – just give it a quick steamy iron to get any creases out. Another great thing about wool felt is that it’s naturally water-resistant, meaning if something is spilled on it, you have a few minutes to quickly wipe off the spill. For this reason, it shouldn't require regular washing.
Wool dyes easily, so the colour possibilities are endless. We currently stock 40 different colours, and we’re adding more all the time. If you’re finding it hard to choose colours, we have many pre-picked bundles that will inspire you. My favourite is the “Spring” bundle which features 7 gorgeous shades of green.
We currently stock felt in the sizes below, and you can always contact us if you require larger pieces - up to a huge 1.80m x 5m!
The lovely Sonya and I will be hosting a GIVEAWAY (eeeeeek!!! Wish I could win it!!!) of her yummy wool felt this Wednesday ...... So watch this space!!!