Wool Felt Source Guide
The following shops carry 100% wool felt and/or wool blend and higher-quality synthetic felt. Wha? What’s the difference, you ask? Peruse our Felt Week Posts for a breakdown of felt types, and plenty of inspiration for working with this lovely, easy-to-use material.
American Felt & Craft: More than 150 colors in wool blend, 100% wool, and bamboo varieties. Also look for felt balls and beads, needle felting, and wet felting supplies.
Commonwealth Felt: The retail arm of National Nonwovens, which means you be sure they have every color of every one of their products in stock, from wool blends to 100% wool to rovings to their Bamboo XoticFelt, all in various sizes and quantities. National Nonwovens is a great company — they were founded in 1905 and continue to operate in the U.S. (which is rare for textile mills these days). They supplied felt to the army in WW1 … and those famous poodle skirts from the 1950s? Made from National Nonwovens felt. Definitely a company worth supporting.
A Child’s Dream Come True carries Oeko-Tex-certified 100% Holland wool felt in addition to bamboo felt, 3mm felt, handmade felt, and plant-dyed felt.
Erica’s: This South Bend, Indiana-based shop has a HUGE variety of fabric and supplies for all kinds of needlework. In the wool department they carry 36″ wide wool/rayon blends by the yard and in squares. They also have Weeks Dye Works wool and cuts of non-felted wool fabric solids and checks in many sizes.
Felt on the Fly sells three- and five-piece combinations of 100% wool alongside owner Linda’s finished felt objects.
Filzfelt sells an amazing variety of 100% wool felts from Germany, in a range of thicknesses and in sizes from 12″x12″ up to 70″-wide yardage. This felt has a certain industrial quality to it — suitable for upholstery or fashion, and it’s shown as floor covering as well, to give you an idea of the weight and strength. Filzfelt also offers pre-cut and finished items in addition to the raw material.
Giant Dwarf, another Etsy seller, sells a wool-rayon blended felt in large assorted bundles of 15 pieces, also alongside her finished felt accessories.
Magic Cabin, purveyor of open-ended, creative, imaginative play toys and materials, stocks 100% wool felt in 56 colors.
Material Evidence, based in Mesa, AZ, offers 100% wool felt from Europe in sheets up to approx. 15.75″ square (40cm). You can buy custom sizes and bundle your own colors. Check out the blog for color charts, inspiration, and tutorials.
Purl Soho: If you like your wool felt in tidily arranged chromalogical bundles (and want to pick up some amazing quilting cotton while you’re shopping), this is the place to try. They offer 100% wool in 10 color combinations, with eight colors of Wollfilz wool felt to the bundle, in packs with names such as Dahlia and Earth. They also offer wool felt in individual sheets, if you’d rather purchase your colors one at a time.
Lit’l Brown Bird sells the amazing Sun Felt, a high-quality synthetic felt from Japan, in 60 colors and two sizes: mini and jumbo. LBB also sells Felt Ribbon, which is made of polyester and is crazy cute.
OhMa Felt is a California company offering custom-dyed blends of 70% wool and 30% rayon in 35 colors.
Sue Spargo, fiber artist, sells hand-dyed wool in 49 colors and two sizes (fat eights and fat quarters), plus yardage and full combo packs as in sheets as small as fat twenty-fourths (6″x12″).
Wool Felt Central: The name says it all, right? More than 60 colors in 100% wool. They offer a wool-rayon blend in 36″-wide yardage.
Photo credits: All images belong to the individual shops listed above.