FeltOnTheFly

Wool Felt Fabric - THIS is the good stuff! - 100% Wool

Michigan, United States · 18846 Sales

FeltOnTheFly

Wool Felt Fabric - THIS is the good stuff! - 100% Wool

Michigan, United States 18846 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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A brand new color way available in my shop very soon!
Felt On The Fly now offers matching six-strand cotton floss for all of the wool felt colors. Check out my new shop section, 'Felt and Floss Combos', or send a message and let me know which colors you need.
This set is adorable at any time of the year. Easy and fun to make!
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About

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 been fascinated by 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 June 17, 2016
Welcome to Felt On The Fly and thanks for visiting!

You're going to love this high quality European 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 dyes make this wool felt softer and more user-friendly. Tested and certified as safe for children. See more details below.

I love 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 also can switch out colors in any of the groups that you see listed in my shop. 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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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
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:
http://www.etsy.com/help/article/361

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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 if I have not heard from you.

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Michigan residents please note: 6% sales tax will be added to your purchase in your PayPal transaction.
Shipping
Please be sure your address is correct. I ship to the address listed in your Etsy account.

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I typically ship within one to three business days although I frequently mail 'same or next day' as I know how nice it is to receive something right away!

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. My order processing time is one to three business days.

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.

First Class domestic mail generally arrives in three to five days. Domestic orders weighing 13 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.

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ATTENTION INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS: BUYERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR IMPORT FEES AND TAXES.

Orders are typically sent via First Class Mail. That type of mail is quite reliable and is the most economical.

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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Refunds and Exchanges
I want you to be happy with your purchase so if there is an issue, please contact me right away so that I can have the opportunity to work with you to make things right.

You're welcome to return any unused wool felt in it's original condition within three weeks of receipt. Unhappy with a color? Did you choose the wrong size? No problem! I will credit your account or exchange for another color or size. Please send me a message and let me know how I can help.
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Additional policies and FAQs
SAFETY CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

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.

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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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