Real Wool Felt - 100% Merino - THIS is the Good Stuff!

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Announcement    Felt On The Fly is your source for Real Wool Felt. Pure 100% merino fiber. THIS is the Good Stuff! Available in over 100 colors, and in several sizes. Felt On The Fly offers DIY kits, color assortments, wool stuffing, remnants and more...


Last updated on Jan 4, 2023

Felt On The Fly is your source for Real Wool Felt. Pure 100% merino fiber. THIS is the Good Stuff! Available in over 100 colors, and in several sizes. Felt On The Fly offers DIY kits, color assortments, wool stuffing, remnants and more...


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About FeltOnTheFly

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Real Wool Felt: THIS is the Good Stuff! The stuff of your dreams!

Way back in 1998, I had the pleasure and good fortune to meet some ladies from Europe who were stitching tiny little stuffed animals for their children from a beautiful felt fabric the likes of which I’d never seen before. To this day I still recall, with great clarity, my ‘AHA!’ moment upon discovering this felt. Oh my goodness. It was simply…. well… delicious! Eye candy for sure. The color. The texture. The weight and the hand. The European ladies laughed as I exclaimed my enthusiasm and curiosity and peppered them with questions. Pure merino wool felt – yes! 100% merino wool! I had to know where it came from. I wanted to know why I’d never seen such a fabulous felt. I wanted to know why it wasn’t being sold here in the USA. And I wanted that felt to be mine. Every single solitary color of it!

My simple little discovery that day led to quite an interesting quest for me. I began researching wool felt. I researched the historical significance and the cultural impact of wool felt. I collected and compared wool felt from all over the world. I made amazing connections with people in countries I’ll most likely never visit. It’s been an incredible journey with lots of humbling life lessons along the way.

Researching the history of wool felt led to a greater understanding of art and craft in other parts of the world. It led to an enlightening realization about just how young our USA really is in comparison to Europe and Asia and how our own culture is largely driven by manufacturing and ready-made.

It is inspiring for me, personally, to make available this truly environmentally friendly, toxin-free, high quality, pure wool felt that simply begs to be crafted into something wonderful. I've often said that selling this merino wool felt is similar to a performing a public service or an act of kindness! I didn't decide to sell this wool felt because I wanted or needed a job... My motivation was to share this valuable resource with other like-minded artists and crafters who appreciate the best materials and understand that when you commit your time and talent to a project, it makes sense to invest in quality.

Shop members

  • Janet

    Owner, Empress Of Felt

    I live in Michigan, not far from where I was born. I've always loved the process of making things... the spark of an idea, the hunting and gathering of supplies... the seeking of knowledge... the experience of creating.

  • Hemi

    Guard Dog To The Empress Of Felt

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Last updated on January 23, 2023
Welcome to Felt On The Fly and thanks for visiting!

You're going to love this high quality 'real' wool felt. This really is "The Good Stuff"! If you've tried wool-blend felts before, you'll be amazed at the difference. Seeing and feeling is believing. Environmentally friendly processing and certified safe dyes make this wool felt softer and user-friendly. Tested and certified as safe for children. See more details below.

I'm happy to take custom requests. Just convo me (sign in to use this feature) with your color request and/or ideas (or contact me directly through e-mail at feltonthefly [!at] comcast.net) and I'll be glad to work with you. I can match anything you'd like. Send me a scrap of fabric or whatever you'd like to match, and I'll suggest colors and options.

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Cancellations: accepted

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Last updated on May 11, 2022

Frequently asked questions

What sizes of wool felt sheets do you offer?

These are the size options I typically offer:

8 x 12" - $3.35
18" square - $10.25
36 x 36" - $35.00

Some of these sizes aren't listed in my shop. Please feel free to send an Etsy message and let me know sizes, colors, quantities needed and I'll gladly set up a custom listing.

How do I choose the colors I wish to purchase?

When purchasing a listing that allows you to choose whatever colors you'd like to have, make a list of the color names and type them into the 'Notes to Seller' box that appears in the check-out process. If you don't see the box, just send your list in a conversation (sign into Etsy to do this), or send them to me in an e-mail (feltonthefly@comcast.net).

Is Felt On The Fly wool felt washable?

Yes it is. This quality wool felt can be washed.

Hand-washing results in the least amount of shrinkage (5-10%). To hand wash, place in a sink of cool water. Use a small amount of liquid dish soap. Soak for a few minutes, drain sink, rinse with cool water, roll in a towel to remove excess water and air dry.

Hot water and laundry soap in the washing machine followed by a hot dryer will cause 20-30% shrinkage. Also, the texture will change. The felt becomes thicker and bumpier; not 'pilly', but with more texture. It will no longer be the smooth felt that you started with. It can be ironed out a bit, but will remain thicker.

Please contact me for additional washing details and results for specific applications.

Is all 100% wool felt the same?

Oh heck no!!!

It's a fact that sheep produce wool. But there are hundreds of different breeds of sheep. Each breed produces a different type of wool fiber. Some sheep's fiber is soft and silky (like Merino), some is stiff and coarse (like sheep from Nepal). Some is curly or thick or short or long. Also, processing methods and types of dye can make a very big difference in the finished product.

No, all 100% wool felt is not created equal.