One of the oldest forms of textile craft in the history of mankind, felting predates spinning, weaving, and knitting. Today, felt is still widely used to create wearable and functional pieces, but it is also used to create art in the form of wall hangings, sculpture, installation pieces, home décor, whatever the imagination can design! Artists were challenged to create works created entirely with felt or contained and incorporated felted components.
Felt, a non-woven cloth is produced by matting and pressing animal fibers until they form together through a process called wet felting. Needle felting is a variation of the wet felting process, using a special needle tool instead of wetting the wool and using friction to bind the fibers.
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