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« on: May 29, 2010 08:15:59 PM »

Where can I find high-quality craft felt? Or at least what terms should I be looking for that indicate it? Here are some images of what I'm looking for:





It looks so nice and smooth!
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« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2010 09:39:18 PM »

it might be wool felt which tends to be higher quality.  i have some wool felt and it looks pretty similar to the photos.  it is so nice to work with.  heres a blog that discusses the difference.

http://oldschoolacres.typepad.com/old_school_acres/2007/02/how_do_you_like.html

and here is where i bought my bundles of wool.

http://www.prairiepointjunction.com/woolfeltbundles.html

other than that if you are set on acrylic, ive heard that the stuff on the bolt from a fabric store is generally better than the stuff youll find at craft stores. 

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« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2010 06:28:35 PM »

Yup, wool felt is used to make clothing, as well as purses and crafts, and is superb to work with.  It's on the expensive side, but you can find it in Joann's.  It's sometimes with the wool, sometimes with the suiting, and sometimes with the other felt.  I find that the acrylic felt on the bolt is better than the stuff you buy in sheets, but both will stretch apart really easily, if there's any sort of stress on it.  I had an acrylic felt poodle skirt that held up beautifully, but parts of it became threadbare, and then someone pulled on it and it just tore.
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« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2010 05:22:54 PM »

I have seen really nice weight acrylic felts at a Japanese import store called Daiso.  The one in Aberdeen Center in Richmond has a bunch in their craft section, at least.  I know there are other Daiso...they may even do on line
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