Felt

Felt – Felt is a dense fabric made from tightly matted fibres, usually wool but sometimes blended with other animal fibres or manufactured fibres. Felt is neither knitted nor woven so it doesn’t have a straight of grain. Felt is made by subjecting the fibres to heat, moisture and pressure so that the fibres become tangled together. The end result is a fabric that doesn’t fray or stretch. It is commonly used for hats, coats and slippers.

 

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Kelly Mitchell

Written by Kelly Mitchell

Kelly Mitchell, extremely competent and reliable, she is currently in her third year at the University of Lincoln UK, studying Fashion. Kelly is responsible for the Fabrics, Fibers and Leathers sections of our Dictionary


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