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Your WoolFelt® expert!

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Featuring Franny Felt, famous felt fanatic... BAAAAA and welcome to my fabulous felt page. I know, this is really National Nonwovens' homepage, but they are sharing with me in return for my expert advice. Not that they need it. National Nonwovens has been providing the world with phenomenal felt longer than Little Bo Peep has been tending to my flock.

Fall 2019 FeltNews

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FeltNews Summer 2019

Summer 2019 - cover story

Spring 2019

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Winter FeltNews

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Autumn FeltNews

Autumn 2018 - cover story

Spring FeltNews

Summer 2018 - cover story

FeltNews - Quarterly Newsletter

Catch up on our latest Felt News.

Each season, National Nonwovens shares news about all the exciting product introductions, new colors, make-it-yourself projects, and industry events. Our FeltNews Arts & Education Newsletter is also the place to find updates on our Pattern Partners and Designers using our products. There is even a "Gossip and Refreshments" section so don't want to miss an issue!

Current Issue...

Summer 2019

Previous Issues...

Summer 2019

Spring 2019

  • Page 1: New WoolFelt® Colors!
  • Page 2: Spring Quilt Market, New Pattern Partners
  • Page 3: Message from Michalina, Anthony Centofanti
  • Page 4: Gossip & Refreshments

Winter 2019

Autumn 2018

  • Page 1: ISO 9001: 2015 & Improvements
  • Page 2: Fall Quilt Market, Pink October
  • Page 3: Felt & Art, Designer Favs!
  • Page 4: Gossip & Refreshments

Summer 2018

Spring 2018

Winter 2018

  • Page 1: The Influencers
  • Page 2: The Influencers (page 2), 2018 Colors of the Year
  • Page 3: Bernabella Customer Spotlight
  • Page 4: Gossip & Refreshments

Summer 2017

Autumn 2017

  • Page 1: Houston Hospitality
  • Page 2: Layared Looks - reverse applique
  • Page 3: Specials and Customer Loyalty Program
  • Page 4: Gossip & Refreshments

Spring 2017

  • Page 1: New WoolFelt Colors!
  • Page 2: Spring Quilt Market, Free Retro Projects
  • Page 3: 2017 Customer Loyalty Program
  • Page 4: Gossip & Refreshments


  • 2016-2017 Winter FeltNews. Feature StoryFelt: FYI Special Issue View Pages: Page 1 | Page 2 | Page 3 | Page 4
  • 2016 Autumn FeltNews. Feature StoryMaking Memories: Apostrophe S. View Pages: Page 1 | Page 2 | Page 3 | Page 4
  • 2016 Summer FeltNews. Feature StoryWoolFelt Landscapes and Camping Projects. View Pages: Page 1 | Page 2 | Page 3 | Page 4
  • 2016 Spring FeltNews. Feature StoryNew Colors: Once Upon a WoolFelt Collection. View Pages: Page 1 | Page 2 | Page 3 | Page 4
  • 2016 Winter FeltNews. Feature StoriesCustomer Loyalty Program and WoolFelt Amour ( French Designers). View Pages: Page 1 | Page 2 | Page 3 | Page 4
  • 2015 Autumn FeltNews. Feature StoriesGlitzyFelt and Annie’s Keepsakes, View Pages: Page 1 | Page 2 | Page 3 | Page 4
  • 2015 Summer FeltNews. Feature StoriesGwen Brown Retires and New Books. View Pages: Page 1 | Page 2 | Page 3 | Page 4
  • 2015 Spring FeltNews. Feature StoriesNew Colors and Designer Spotlight. View Pages: Page 1 | Page 2 | Page 3 | Page 4

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Wholesale Order Checklist

Here's what you will need to place a wholesale order

Thank you for considering becoming a National Nonwovens' customer. The minimum order requirements are $200 on initial order and $75 on reorders within one year.


  1. Style (WCF001, TOY002, etc…)
  2. Color (color number helpful but not required)
  3. Quantity and Put-Ups (bolts, squares, etc…)
  4. Date needed
  5. Ship-to Location
  6. Method of Payment

All orders are shipped UPS or ABF, COD; unless customer specifies otherwise. FOB Easthampton, Massachusetts.

Please call National Nonwovens' Customer Service Department to place your wholesale order at 1-800-333-3469 ext. 1641 (Paul), ext. 1643 (Don), or ext. 1645 (Dianne).

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Boiled WoolFelt® Instructions

Sherpa-like, fleece-like felt in a wonderful natural fiber-blend.

Creating fleece-like felt is fun and easy. This Sherpa look is perfect for wearables, decorative accessories, and stuffed animals. Sherpa-like textures are made with National Nonwovens' WCF001 or TOY002 WoolFelt® fabrics.


  1. Wet National Nonwovens' WCF001 or TOY002 WoolFelt® completely in a sink or basin. Do not rub or agitate. Wet each color separately (some dye may be released into the water - this is normal).
  2. Squeeze by hand to remove as much water as possible. Avoid wringing as it may stretch the material.
  3. Place in a standard tumble clothes dryer on regular setting until WoolFelt® is nearly dry (approximately 35 minutes). Do not over dry. Dry light colors separately from darker colors. Colors may change slightly during drying process.
  4. Lay flat to dry completely, smoothing fabric gently by hand. Large wrinkles may be removed by using a light steam iron held just above the surface of the fabric. Return felt to its original form by pressing with a steam iron.

Results may vary. Because WoolFelt® contains 20% wool in WCF001 and 35% wool in TOY002, some shrinkage will occur during this process. Across a 36" wide swatch, there may be a loss of 2-4 inches. In length, the fabric may lose 3-5 inches per yard. To avoid future shrinkage upon completion, dry cleaning is recommended.

Please visit our Pattern Partner Page to see samples from these creative artists and obtain their contact information.

Pattern Partners

Create with our Pattern Partners and Designer Associates

Hundreds – maybe thousands - of patterns have been elevated by the rich textures and trendy hues of WoolFelt® fabrics and WoolWisps® needle felt rovings. And these two product lines are just the beginning of what National Nonwovens offers to designers and retailers who seek rich, diverse, heirloom quality materials for their quilt, craft, and wearable projects.

MANY pattern companies and designers feature National Nonwovens’ products in their projects.  These companies create some of the industry’s most popular projects. They have a lot in common. They all love the quality, they all are inspired by the colors, and they all have significantly contributed to the enormous popularity of National Nonwovens’ felt products.

Discover & Create:

Discover these Pattern Partners and designers who create projects in popular books and blogs. GO TO PATTERN PARTNERS

Visit our Book & Project Page.

Books & Publication Projects

Get creative by using the most recognizable felt in the industry!

We are perhaps proudest of the many endorsements from the leading designers in the Quilt and Craft Industry. Thanks to their enthusiastic support, our products have appeared in countless publications and have been featured in many wonderful project books.

Please see our Project Page to see highlights of recent Book and Publication Projects

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Retail Information

It's easy to buy National Nonwovens felt at a retailer

Please call National Nonwovens for a complete list of retail stores, 1-800-333-3469 ext. 1641 (Paul), ext. 1643 (Don), or ext. 1645 (Dianne).

You can also visit our online retail shop at

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