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Re: Felt

I have used felt from a variety of sources to include "vintage" hats from Goodwill and Salvation Army.

I also buy from Piano/Organ suppliers.

The stuff from Wa/mart and other hardware stores sell material intended to put ion the bottom of chair and table legs.. that is sturdy stuff.

Pool table felt is extremely durable but thin.. comes in more colors than green.

I do not know a great deal about felt except that a Swedish lady friend of mine makes her own for hats and it's the best I have seen.

Her process is hand knitting with 100% wool and hair from Camels and yuppie Camels (alpacas, llamas and vicunas) She then boils the finished piece and shrinks it. When completely, you cannot tell it is knitted. Looks like felt.

Sadly the hats are beautiful and $50 a piece so not likely to buy one and cut it up.

Might also talk to some Mongolian nomads as they make felt houses... possibly from yaks hair of steppe beasties

Re: Felt - by Meloderon - Apr 12, 2017 3:06am
Re: Felt - by Jeff Hildreth - Apr 11, 2017 5:52pm
Re: Felt - by AJ - Apr 11, 2017 9:08pm
Re: Felt - by Jeff Hildreth - Apr 12, 2017 12:17pm
Re: Felt - by JohnA - Apr 14, 2017 10:04am

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