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FELT FOR SALE

Felt & pre felt bats/sheets from £10

Small bags of Alpaca fleece from £2

Special offer

Large sack of Alpaca fleece at £10 each.

Become a member

Join the British Alpaca Society today and become part of our national network dedicated to all things alpaca. Membership offers knowledge, networking and support to help you protect your investment and work towards your own alpaca aspiration.

What is needle felting?

Felting is the process of compressing and matting fibres together to create a dense form and is one of the oldest known fibre crafts. Thousands of years ago our ancestors felted wool to create basic footwear, blankets, clothing and yurts. Traditionally, felt is made through a process called wet felting which requires wool, hot water and soap. In this process the wool is placed down in layers with the fibres running in alternate directions and hot water and soap are added. The wool is then agitated, the more it is agitated the tighter the final fabric. Wool fibres have tiny scales which interlock during the felting process.

 

 

 

 

 

Roving for spinning

 

 

There are seven types of sheep wool for needle felting which are:

  • Shetland
  • Coxwolds
  • Icelandt
  • Portland
  • Jacobs
  • Wensleydale
  • Zwartblee

The Alpaca are the most valuable fiber-bearing animals because of the quality and quantity of its fiber. Alpaca fleece is a lustrous and silky natural fiber. While similar to sheep's wool, it is warmer, not prickly, and has no lanolin, which make is hypoallergenic. Without lanolin , it does not repel waters. The soft luxuious, and glossy alpaca fiber is prepared and used for spinning, weaving, and needle-felting similar to the process used for wool.

Needle Felt Art

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