If there is one thing we all love in our lives, it’s a splash of colour in the home, or at work to make our walls that bit more interesting. There are a lot of different fabrics and felts with different textures, and indeed, feel different to the touch.
Do I have a choice?
Yes! You are no longer limited to the basic colours of Red, Blue, Green, and Grey, there is also a considerable choice of other felts too. For example, the Rainbow and Merlin felt feels very smooth and is a very vibrant colour range, whereas something like Tri-cord fabric has a look about it like someone has taken a sewing machine to it and has a fine pattern on it. Then there is Hessian, which is a very close weave, not at all like the sort of hessian you would associate with a hessian sack for instance. My personal favourite has to be the purple and lavendar colours as they match my home décor, but with over 100 felts to choose from, it can be a hard choice for a lot of people.
Can I get a sample?
I always make sure to ask people if they would like felt or fabric samples sending. If someone does ask for samples, then its nice to encourage people to ask for more than one, as it gives them the opportunity to think about other colours that may be suitable too. Pop over to our colour gallery to see over 100 colours!
Certainly the bright colours are extremely popular with the younger generation who want to have a bedroom that looks funky and modern to pin up their pictures of their favourite band or artist. If there is a colour you would like that you cannot see on the website, please do get in touch as we may still be able to help.
The Fabric Felt Really Nice
Felt from wool is considered to be an ancient material. Many peoples have legends as to the origins of felt manufacturing. Sumerian legend claims that the technique of felt making was discovered by Urnamman of Lagash. There is the story of Saint Clement and Saint Christopher that says while fleeing from persecution, the men filled their sandals with wool to help prevent blisters and sores. But by the end of the journey, the movement and sweat had turned the wool into felt socks.
Felt making is a skill still practised by nomadic peoples (Altaic people: Mongols) in Central Asia, where common items such as rugs, tents and clothing are still regularly made. Some of these are the more traditional items, such as the classic yurt (Gers), while others are specially designed for the tourist market, such as highly decorated slippers. In the Western world, felt is widely used as a material for expression in both textile art and with contemporary art and design, where it has significance as an ecologically responsible textile.