Felt as a basis for quiet book pages

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a small study of felts

I would like to give you a short assessment of different kinds of felt. This is supposed to help you with your choice of felt for your quiet books.
There are many different types of felt from different basic materials and accordingly many advantages and disadvantages.


(However, I would like to note that I use fabric instead of felt for the baby books for tiny toddlers.
The pages are then padded with fusible interlining so that they are more handy and durable.)
There are many different types of felt from different basic materials and accordingly many advantages and disadvantages.

The most important types of felt:

 

Polyester felt

  • usually the cheapest felt available
  • made of synthetics
  • not washable
  • quite sturdy
  • easy to be sewn with the machine
  • really stiff and hard to handstitch with
  • It is really good for simple handiworks, but for a quiet book that you put a lot of work into and that is supposed to last for a long time, I personally would not recommend it


Washable nonwoven felt fabric

  • made of synthetics
  • available in different thicknesses / strengths
  • usually washable, easy to work with, dimensionally stable
  • it is used a lot since it is cheaper than wool felt

Wool felt

  • made of sheep’s wool - a natural product
  • very soft and very easily sewn with the machine,
  • the most expensive of all felts
  • in emergency situations it is washable, but stains can easily be removed and due to its natural quality properties it does not get stained easily
  • of low flammability
  • available in different strengths / thicknesses
  • easy to handstitch with
  • my favourite type of felt (Most of the time I use 2-3mm thick felt.)

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