What’s the difference between wool, acrylic, wool blend, and eco felt? Part 1 Wool.

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What’s the Difference?

One question we get asked all the time is what’s the difference between felts? Here is everything you ever wanted to know about felt, and probably a bunch of stuff you didn’t. In this post we’ll look at wool, please see my other post on acrylic/eco felt and blended felt, or if you have a short attention span skip ahead to the felt smack-down, and yes there will be fire!

AFC thick wool felt Wool felt

Generally when referring to wool felt  either 100% wool felt or a wool felt blend can be inferred but for the sake of my fingers and your sanity wool felt here will refer only to felt which is made from 100% wool.

How wool felt is made

Wool felt is made from agitating wool to create a non woven fabric. The wool shaft has scales which interlock and form a fabric through felting, because felt is nonwoven…

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