WHAT is FELT?
Felt is a non-woven fabric with nomadic origins. It is formed when sheep’s wool is manipulated using heat, moisture, agitation and pressure.
“Felt is a verb. Felt is a noun. Felt is an adjective. No wonder people are confused.”Janice Arnold
WHY does wool felt?
We can thank science. Over billions of years, evolution engineered the miraculous fiber -WOOL.
It has a highly complex physical and chemical composition that gives it an unusual range of characteristics and qualities, which have never been replicated together in a synthetic materia
HOW does wool felt?
The surface of wool fiber is covered with microscopic scales called cuticles that open and close in response to changes in temperature.
Wetting wool with hot water causes the cuticles to open. Agitation and pressure, in combination (rolling), cause the fibers to tangle and interlock irrevocably – creating the matted material we call FELT.
“Wool Felt has archaic origins. Its form defies logic. The more you beat it, agitate it, pull it and generally abuse it, the greater its structural integrity.”Janice Arnold