Saturday, January 26, 2019

International sources for wool felt

Photo: Lovely 100% wool felt samples and cards sent to me by from Cloud Craft UK

You guys know I have trusted felt vendors I work with here in the US, but because international shipping can get a little pricey I do get a lot of questions about where to source wool felt overseas. I asked my customers on FB where they purchase their felt and received so many helpful responses! Thank you! I thought I'd compile a handy list of some vendors* here for you, and I'll continue to update it as I become aware of more in other countries. Might give you a good lead if you are looking for a domestic source!

*These have been recommended to me by other crafters and some vendors have kindly sent me samples/color cards (shown in the photos), but I have not personally sewn with their felt nor purchased items from them. This list is intended as a reference for your convenience only. Please use the same diligence and discretion you would use with any internet or in-store purchase.


Photo courtesy of Bear Dance Crafts

CANADA - in no particular order
  1. Bear Dance Crafts - Westholme, BC. 130 colors of 100% wool felt, and ask owner Natalie about her plans for offering kits specifically for my patterns. 


Photo: Lovely wool blend felt color cards sent to me by Billow Fabrics UK

UNITED KINGDOM - in no particular order
  1. Billow Fabrics - National Nonwovens wool blend felts (some of the same colors that Benzie carries) ask them about bundles
  2. Cloud Craft - 100% wool felts (2 thicknesses), DMC flosses, and Sulky Stick N' Stitch
  3. Paper-And-String - Wool blend felts 
  4. Wool Felt Company - 100% wool felts
  5. Creative Craft Supplies - Wool blend felts
  6. Wool and Felt - 100% wool felt, offering different thicknesses
  7. Felt Better - 100% wool felt, ask about color packs

Photo: Lovely commercially dyed and hand dyed 100% wool felt samples and color cards from WinterWood AUS

AUSTRALIA - in no particular order
  1. WinterWood Felt and Craft Supplies - Warrenwood, Victoria. 100% wool felts, both commercially and hand dyed, wood beads
  2. Two Blue Birdies - Melbourne. 100% wool felts, plus metallic and glitter options
  3. My Felt Lady - Chinchilla, Queensland. 100% wool felts, plus metallic and glitter options
  4. The Home Patch - Bathurst, NSW. Wool blend felt.
If you've had a great experience with a non-US wool felt vendor, feel free to leave it in the comments! (Please no self-promotion. Anonymous comments will be deleted.)

8 comments:

  1. I've bought from Winterwood before and the felt is lovely quality and the service great and recently I ordered for the first time from Two Little Birdies and they were fabulous too , my parcel arrived really quickly Both great suppliers.

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  2. I'm in Germany and had a hard time finding a vendor in my own town, so I was pleased to find this one online. http://www.kleinetroll.de/DE-WEBsite/Home-de.htm Maybe it will help someone else too!

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    1. Hey there! Thanks so much for sharing your German source for wool felt! That way I can pass it along if someone asks.

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  3. Hello Larissa, I am so excited about your new bright colors for the 12 days ornaments, they are beautiful. I was wondering when will you post the last four - Emerald Colorway? I already purchased and made the gold and sapphire color story and I am anxiously waiting to start on the Emerald Colors.
    Thank you

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    1. Hey there! I’m so glad you like the colorways for Felt On the Fly! I am putting together the 5th and last sample in the Emerald colorway this week. I’ll have those photos available soon for inspiration, but actually Janet already sells the color bundle in her shop if you’d like to order...

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  4. I have a question about the hanging loop. Is there an alternative way you can suggest to sew it on so when the ornament hangs, it dosnt twist and turn out of place so much? Im not hanging them on a Christmas tree but a twig type tree where there arnt any other supporting branches to keep them in place.

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    1. Hi, Dana! A faster way to get answers on pattern questions is via mmmcrafts.etsy.com. :-) Yes, instead of sewing the loop on from one spot, try sewing the loop down in two places, about 1/8" apart or even a bit further. I hope that helps!

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    2. Also, just thought I'd mention you can skip using the floss loop and just sew a jump ring on that spot, or a small floss loop, then use a wire hook that you can adjust however you like. Just another option! :-)

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