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Old 04-16-2012, 01:22 PM   #1
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Is the felt squares you buy at craft stores wool? or acrylic

I say acrylic but I have no clue it sounded like a good choice other than wool

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Craft store felt is acrylic. If you're looking for wool felt, the most common kind is actually a wool/rayon blend. I love this wool blend, it's softer and prettier IMO. If you want 100% wool, it's pretty pricey. It's pretty stiff and a bit rough, just like a wool sweater, lol. I use both kinds of wool felt, but like the wool blends better. I get most of my felt from Etsy. There are a lot of sellers that sell multi color packs for a good price. HTH.
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Craft store felt is acrylic. If you're looking for wool felt, the most common kind is actually a wool/rayon blend. I love this wool blend, it's softer and prettier IMO. If you want 100% wool, it's pretty pricey. It's pretty stiff and a bit rough, just like a wool sweater, lol. I use both kinds of wool felt, but like the wool blends better. I get most of my felt from Etsy. There are a lot of sellers that sell multi color packs for a good price. HTH.
Thanks! I had no idea

I do want something softer looking

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Old 04-17-2012, 05:09 PM   #4
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Bonnie..check out Papertrey Ink their felt is the better quality wool. It is beautiful and works great with dies.
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I would go with natural fibers if I were you as some of the synthetic ones discolor when you apply color (if you want to). I was wondering why my flowers I made (white synthetic felt) looked spotted and discolored like they got a blight after using color wash on them...That only works on natural fiber (I emailed Tim Holtz.) I know they are great and have less fraying with dies too....
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Papertrey Ink is the 100% wool I was referring to. Pretty expensive and a bit stiff IMO. I use it because I like the colors to match the cardstock/ribbon, etc. Actually, what I do to the PTI felt to soften it up a bit, and make it more 'wooly', is soak it in cold water, press out (don't wring) as much water as I can, then put it in the dryer on low heat until it is almost dry. Then I lay it out flat to air dry. I love the texture you get with this technique. It does shrink the felt a bit, but it is not as 'flat' looking. It's just my preference though.
Here's a very helpful article with pictures that shows the difference:
Felt-o-rama: classic fibers for modern crafters: Machine Washing Felt: Before & After Photos
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Old 04-18-2012, 07:57 AM   #7
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Well I guess I will be placing another order at Papertrey! Thanks. I just gotta make those birds.

Thanks again for all the info. I thought felt was felt

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Wow, never knew there was a difference between felt. Thanks for increasing my learning curve.
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