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 Nov 15, 2022

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.

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  • 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

Shop policies

Last updated on May 9, 2022
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.

If you have a moment and would like to visit my blog, please consider signing up for my newsletter. I'll be announcing sales, promotions, give-aways, projects, new colors and more! http://feltonthefly.blogspot.com/

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Returns & exchanges

See item details for return and exchange eligibility.


Cancellations: accepted

Request a cancellation: within 24 hours of purchase


You may pay using your credit card of choice, or I'm happy to accept payment through PayPal. If you choose to pay via PayPal, please know that you do not specifically need a PayPal-issued charge card to pay. PayPal is simply the gateway for credit card payments. For details and help on how PayPal works, please click here:


Regarding custom orders, I'm happy to create one for you. Just send me a message listing the colors, sizes and quantities you'd like along with your location - a zip code if you are in the USA, or a country if you are anywhere else in the world. I'll set up a listing and send you a direct link. Payment is expected within 48 hours. I reserve the right to re-list items that are not paid, at my discretion, usually after 48 hours.


USPS is currently experiencing delays in delivery. This is due in large part to the widespread effects of the Corona Virus. In addition to fewer employees and workplace restrictions as mandated by the Center for Diseases Control (CDC), USPS is seeing more mail and packages than ever before in their history.

At this time I ask for your patience and understanding of the challenges we're facing with this pandemic. If you have questions, please be sure to contact me. If your package is late to arrive, It's highly unlikely that it is lost but rather, unfortunately delayed.


I typically ship within three business days although I frequently mail a bit sooner as I know how nice it is to receive something right away! Shipping times may be extended slightly on occasion. You'll find the current ship time in the listing, and on your receipt.

Purchases are mailed in the order in which they are received. If you choose to upgrade your shipping method to 'Priority Mail', I will do my best to fit your order into my schedule more quickly, while not causing any delay to orders placed before yours. The Priority Mail option available in each listing refers to the USPS class of mail and not necessarily to the speed in which your order will be packed and taken to the post office.

There is no additional charge for 'rush orders', but I do require an upgrade to Priority Mail.

I use the United States Postal Service for all orders. Shipping costs are listed with each item and are combined for multiple item purchases. The price includes delivery confirmation for domestic orders and a minimal amount for packaging and fees. Postage for orders with multiple items sometimes gets over-estimated. I will credit your account for the overage in this instance or, at my discretion, I may choose to upgrade your postage method to Priority thereby getting your order to you a little more quickly.

First Class domestic mail generally arrives in three to five days. Domestic orders weighing 16 ounces or more are mailed via Priority Mail which generally arrives in two to three days, but is not 'guaranteed' to arrive in that time frame.

I reserve the right to ship larger orders in separate packages if necessary.



International First Class Mail, depending on where you're located, can take two to four weeks to arrive. Mail can sometimes get delayed in Customs.

Another option to consider is International Priority Mail. It is more expensive, but includes a reliable tracking number and insurance. Packages typically arrive (for most countries) in six to ten business days (although this estimate is not guaranteed). If you are interested in upgrading your postage to International Priority Mail, please contact me for a quote.

Customs fees are the responsibility of the buyer. I am required to declare the actual value of the order on the customs form. You might wish to take a look at this customs fee calculator to better anticipate possible charges: http://www.dutycalculator.com/new-import-duty-and-tax-calculation/

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Additional policies and FAQs

SIZE AVAILABILITY: My wool felt is available in a variety of sizes, as shown below. Feel free to contact me via Etsy message to let me know size, color and quantity, and I'd be happy to set up a custom listing.

Listed below are the size options I typically offer:

8 x 12" - $3.35 each
18" square - $10.25
36 x 36" - $35.00
36 x 70" - $65.00


Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) compliance -

The CPSIA act was passed August 14, 2008 to ensure toy safety. The aim of the Act is to eliminate lead and pthalates (DEHP, DBP, and BBP) from children's items. All items intended for children must be under 100 ppm lead.

Natural fiber goods are inherently free of lead and the CPSIA recognizes this. In a January 9, 2009 bulletin, the Consumer Product Safety Commission exempted natural fiber goods (wool felt) from the certification process.

However, above and beyond the CPSIA act, my wool felt has been tested and found to be free of lead and heavy metals. This wool felt is in full compliance with the requirements of the CPSIA.


European Toy Safety Legislation -

My wool felt meets the requirement of the British Safety Standards, EN71 norms, articles 1, 2 and 3.

BS EN 71- Article 1: Mechanical and physical properties for the safety of toys:
This is the European standard for the mechanical and physical properties of toys. It outlines requirements and test methods for assessing the associated hazards. The standard belongs to the BS EN 71 series which covers all aspects of toy safety, and provides the required details for compliance with the 2011 EU Toy Safety Directive. Manufacturers using the standard can ensure products are fit for purpose when used as intended.

BS EN 71- Article 2: A European Standard which specifies the categories of flammable materials which are prohibited in all toys, and requirements concerning flammability of certain toys when they are subjected to a small source of ignition.. It is part of the BS EN 71 Series of standards which covers a wide range of toy safety subjects.

BS EN 71 - Article 3: This part of this European Standard specifies requirements and test methods for the migration of the elements antimony, arsenic, barium, cadmium, chromium, lead, mercury and selenium from toy materials and from parts of toys except materials not accessible.

This wool felt is certified Pure New Wool by the "International Wool Secretariat". It is certified Free of Harmful Substances by Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Test-No 990585, which exceeds the levels of purity required by the CPSC regulations.

The Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 is a globally uniform testing and certification system for textile raw materials, intermediate and end products at all stages of production. The tests for harmful substances comprise substances which are prohibited or regulated by law, chemicals which are known to be harmful to health, and parameters which are included as a precautionary measure to safeguard health. A tested textile product is allocated to one of the four Oeko-Tex® product classes based on its intended use. The more intensively a product comes into contact with the skin, the stricter the human ecological requirements it must fulfill.
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More information

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.