What is felt?

Svetlana
Svetlana
January 26, 2015
What is felt?

Felt is a material that is often used in crafts, but few people understand what it is. In this article we will explain what is felt and what it is made of.

Felt: definition

Felt, in fact, is one of the varieties of felt, and even the word “feutre”, which came to us from French, literally translates as “felt” - a dense material made of felted wool. But if the boots, for example, are quite dense and coarse felt from thick sheep wool, then the felt is made of thin down - rabbit or goat, therefore, its thickness is noticeably less than that of ordinary felt.

Application of felt

Most often felt is used for making hats. In the first half of the 20th century, a fedora hat made of soft felt was an indispensable attribute of a man's image. Women's hats are also made of felt. In addition, felt can be used in the manufacture of footwear, and more - in the decor. This is a very popular material for crafts.