What is Felt? (The technical version)
“FELT” is a textile structure composed entirely of fibres physically interlocked and consolidated by the utilization of mechanical work, chemical action and moisture without the use of weaving, knitting, stitching, thermal bonding or adhesives.
This can be a little bit of a mouthful to say the least and can be perceived as somewhat pompous and in it’s own way a little old fashioned.
So lets try something a little more modern.
What is Felt? (A straight forward version)
“FELT” is a fabric, normally manufactured from sheep wool, that is made by pressing and steaming to enable the wool fibers to interlock and form a continuous mat. Because of this natural process it has neither weft nor warp and exhibits the same structure throughout.
History of Felt
Possibly the oldest textile structure known to man (although this can’t be proved!).