Purple Moose Felting

Augusta, Maine 47614 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars (12017)


Purple Moose Felting

Augusta, Maine | 47614 Sales

Caryn Burwood

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Caryn Burwood

Announcement    Welcome to Purple Moose Felting! Visit us often as we showcase all SORTS of fuzzy fun including: felting kits, luscious wool fiber, foam felting pads, needles, and (of course!) adorable little needle-felted and wet felted creations! Use the links at the left to zero in on what you love!


Last updated on May 11, 2019

Welcome to Purple Moose Felting! Visit us often as we showcase all SORTS of fuzzy fun including: felting kits, luscious wool fiber, foam felting pads, needles, and (of course!) adorable little needle-felted and wet felted creations! Use the links at the left to zero in on what you love!


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About PurpleMooseFelting

Sales 47,614
On Etsy since 2012

Welcome to Purple Moose Felting!

We are an online needle felting supply business located in rural Maine. Stop by often as we continue to add more supplies, kits, and whimsical needle-felted creations!

For inspirations, photos, tidbits, give-aways, and more, LIKE us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PurpleMooseFelting

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the DIFFERENT TYPES OF WOOL that we offer in our shop - we hope you will find the following information helpful:

Our merino wool is 21.5 microns and the staple length is about 2.75." It is VERY fine, and soft, and smooth - and it has a bit of gloss when felted. Merino can be used for wet felting, nuno felting, and needle felting, although some people find that it is difficult to needle felt with it, because the fiber is very straight and a bit slippery.

Our corriedale wool is 27-30 microns and the staple length is approximately 4.25". It has a defined "crimp" and so it tends to look a little fuzzier than merino. Because of the crimp, corriedale is wonderful for needle felting. The texture makes it easier for the needle to grab, and the crimp helps to hide hole marks made by the needle. I do almost ALL of my needle felting with corriedale.

Our romney roving is approximately 30 microns and the staple length ranges from 3" - 5". Even though it's specifications are similar to our corriedale, it feels a bit more coarse to the touch. It is great for needle felting and can also be used for wet felting. (Just be aware that it may feel a bit rough next to the skin when compared to our super soft merino roving.

Our "Maori" batting is processed by DHG of Italy and is a blend of Coopworth and Corriedale wools created for both needle felting and wet felting. Staple length is roughly 2" and it is prepared carded. Some vegetable matter may be present.

Our textured batting is mostly merino with a bit of mohair. It is nubby, chunky, and full of character - great for needle felting and/or wet felting. Some vegetable matter may be present.

Our natural core fiber batting is a medium/medium fine white/off-white domestic scoured wool which is great for felting. It is perfect for use as core fiber in needle felted projects or for wet felting the ever-popular dryer balls.


WOOL ROVING: This is wool that comes in long, rope-like strands with all the fibers combed in the same direction. This type of wool can be used for sculptural needle felting, wet felting, and spinning. Lots of folks use it make adorable braided photo props that are used in infant photography. It is also great for making fun and funky dreadlocks (soooo cool!) and for doll hair or animal fur for long-haired critters.

BATTING: When you see the term "batting" in one of our listings, it means that the wool has been carded into sheets or "tufts" with the fibers all mixed up and going in different directions. Batting is poofy and full of air, and because a little of the felting has kinda/sorta already been done for you, it works up much more quickly than roving. Batting is great for beginners, because you don't have to worry about directional fiber lines showing up in your projects - every new tuft you add to your work will blend seamlessly with the layer beneath it. All of our batting can be wet felted AND needle felted - it's awesome!

PRE-FELT SHEETS: Our merino prefelt wool is wool that has been partially needle-felted (by a machine) into thin sheets. It looks just like the less expensive acrylic felt squares that you can buy in a craft store, but trust me, it is NOT the same! Wool prefelt is only partially felted, and so it will still respond to poking and wet felting. You can cut it into shapes to use as wet-felted embellishments on scarves, handbags, clothing, etc., or you can transform it into adorable clothing for your dolls and critters by needle-felting it. If you need just a smidge as an accent color, you can even shred little bits of it with your fingers and then needle felt those bits of fiber wherever you want them to go. Prefelt can also be used as the "canvas" for your 2-dimensional needle felted artwork. Because it is 100% wool, you can felt more wool right onto it!

Please keep in mind that wool from other suppliers may be quite different from the wool that we carry. Fibers vary greatly based on the breed of sheep, where they are raised, what part of the wool is used, how it is processed, etc - and so you will find LOTS of variations. The information above applies to the wool that we sell here at Purple Moose, but it may not hold true for other fibers, sold by other folks, even if the names and descriptions sound similar.

In the end - techniques and projects also differ widely from one felting artist to another - and so we hope you will experiment with all of our products until you find the ones that are exactly perfect for YOU!

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Last updated on November 16, 2019
Welcome to Purple Moose Felting!

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 5 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Digital downloads
Returns and exchange details
All orders are 100% satisfaction guaranteed. If you are not happy with your purchase for ANY reason, please contact us within 7 days to arrange for a refund of the purchase price paid less a 15% restocking fee. Return postage is the responsibility of the buyer. Refunds will not be issued until the returned items have been received by the seller, and all items returned must be in the exact same condition as when they were received by the buyer. Shipping and handling fees are non-refundable except in cases where the seller is at fault. There are no shipping and handling fee refunds for international orders.
Our Etsy shop has "Direct Checkout" enabled. This means that all payments are processed through Etsy, and you can use most any major credit card or Paypal. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us before you place your order. All Maine residents will be charged 5.5% sales tax.
Most U.S. orders are shipped within 3 business days after payment has cleared. Items are shipped via US First Class Mail or U.S. Priority Mail (expected time in transit: 2-4 business days for most locations) unless other arrangements have been made.

International shipping is now available for orders with a product total of $50 or more (before S&H). For an international shipping quote, please send us a conversation including a list of what you'd like to order, along with your shipping address, and we will get back to you promptly with a Shipping and Handling Quote. Most International orders will ship within 5 business days after payment has cleared. Tracking and proof of delivery is not available for orders sent via First Class International Mail. Buyer assumes the responsibility for any lost packages provided that the sender (Purple Moose Felting) can show proof of mailing.

Most of our items qualify for reduced shipping if purchased with another item. In these cases, the item with the highest shipping cost is considered your "first" item.
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We at Purple Moose Felting are all about communication. We love to chat, we love to talk, and we love to hear from you. If you have any questions, be assured you will hear back from us in a timely manner. We won't leave you hanging!
I, Caryn Burwod, (Purple Moose Felting) care about your personal information and your privacy. Please know the following:

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Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
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If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:

Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.
How to Contact Me

For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Caryn Burwood, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at cburwood1 [!at] gmail.com Alternately, you may mail me at:

Caryn Burwood, 3449 Middle Road, Sidney, ME USA 04330