Our Felbi Prefelt, also known as needlefelt or wool batt, is crafted from 19-20 micron Merino wool, grown and made in Australia.
Felbi can be wet or dry felted. It can also be used in machine embellishing. For wet felters, Felbi Prefelt eliminates the need to `layout' your own web of wool fibres, allowing you to spend more time on your design.
Felbi can be wet felted the same way as wool top. Felbi gives a smooth, even finish when felted. It easily integrates other fabrics, fibres and yarns through processes felt makers call 'nuno felting' or 'laminating'. Its delicate 80gsm(grams per sq metre) web of wool fibres ensures a lovely drape in the finished felt.
Felbi does need to be felted. It does not have enough structural integrity in its original state to use as a finished textile.