Finally! you can get quality wool blend felt online at LBB's etsy shop.
These felt comes in 63 colors and 2 sizes: Mini (20cmx20cm) or Jumbo (40cmx40cm)
They are quality 1mm thick 60% wool, 40% rayon and are certified baby & child safe!
As a Felt Patterns Designer for Umecrafts, I've tried many different types of felt and I'm glad to have found & settled with these quality felt from Japan. I find 100% wool felt too thick & acrylic felt too many "needle holes", but these felt are soft & sturdy, only 1mm thick yet the fibers are more closely knitted and it is EASIER to TRACE, CUT & SEW, its fibers DON'T fray as much, & it DON'T STRETCH easily so my items DON'T go out of shape like before. They are also WASHABLE (shrink about 10%) and very DURABLE even for repeated sewing.
More than a thousand sold, check out the Feedback Received to see what these felt users have to say about LBB's Felt.
Acrylic felt are generally cheaper, made from polyester blend of fibers are fade resistant and also machine washable and dryable. But acrylic felt does not sew very well as it will tend to pull at the stitches, leaving a gapping hole where the stitch pulls, and the felt could rip if you over stuff your item.
Nothing beats the performance of traditional wool felt which is thicker thus more 'tear' proof and will not stretch out of shape easily like acrylic felt do. The wool and wool blends tend to only leave the hole where the stitches are and not pulling the hole open when stuffed. But they are more expensive and not as easy to find as acrylic felt.
Some of the places you can try getting wool /wool blend felt are:
Lit'l Brown Bird's Design
A Child's Dream
Bird Brain Designs
The Felt People
Kari Me Away
The Silver Needle
The Silver Penny
Visit http://litlbrownbird.etsy.com for baby & child safe quality wool blend felt in 63 colors.
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