Prefelt, 19 micron merino
This prefelt is so versatile: use it as a base for wet felted couture (cuffs, tunics, boas, shawls), make clothing for your needle felted gnomes and other sculptures, backing for 2-D wool painting, pelt base for needle felted animal sculptures. I am sure I am forgetting something!
The wool for this prefelt originates in Australia and is 19 micron merino. It is next to skin soft, less than an 1/8 inch thick and is cut to approximately 18x30 inch piece. The prefelt arrived at the shop vacuum packed so may still be a little wrinkled).
Acacia is more a Caucasian flesh tone than the Natural White which is creamy white.
Natural White is available by the yard in a separate listing.
Merino/Silk, 80/20 Prefelt
This is the softest prefelt I have ever felt. 19 micron merino carded with mulberry silk to create this thin but lofty prefelt. The mix is an 80/20 blend.
Please choose either 1 yard of prefelt with a 48 inch width or a fat fourth.
Make scarf blanks for dying and printing, vest, cowls...you name it. This "fabric" is quite delicate so handle with care so as not to tear. 1 yard will make 4+ scarf blanks, just wet felt to your desired thickness and texture then have at it! I would cut the blanks along the 48 inch side.
The neck wrap/scarflet pictured is 35” long and 4.5 inches wide (measured with the little balls scrunching it up) and had a 40% shrink rate. For longer items I would needle felt a seam and connect two pieces before wet felting. This fiber takes acid dyes beautifully.
Scarflet made by Erin Butler.
Wet felted flowers shown in the listing are by Joyce Hazlerig of Gyspyharte Art. They were made using this Prefelt!