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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.

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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).

Fall 2016 FeltNews

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Summer 2016 - 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 Craft & Hobby 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...

Autumn 2016

Previous Issue...

Summer 2016


  • 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
  • 2014-2015 Winter FeltNews. Feature StoriesPre-cut Felt Kits. View Pages: Page 1 | Page 2 | Page 3 | Page 4
  • 2014 Autumn FeltNews. Feature Stories Made in America. View Pages: Page 1 | Page 2 | Page 3 | Page 4
  • 2014 Summer FeltNews. Feature StoriesUpdated Color Cards. View Pages: Page 1 | Page 2 | Page 3 | Page 4

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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

Call us to find a retailer by you..

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

Commonwealth Felt Online for all your felt needs



SAVE 5% on a selected shade(s) every month.

Here are the colors for remainder of 2016.

September - Black October - Orange
November - Brown December - Green

Companion Pricing Program

Combine products and receive better prices

National Nonwovens does more than just SAY they care about their customers, they PROVE their commitment with their Companion Pricing Program. Customers can couple products together and receive a more favorable pricing structure when purchasing multiple products.

Here's how it works. Normally, when buying large volumes of one of National Nonwovens' companion products, the price break is according to the quantity purchased. With the Companion Pricing Program, the price of the companion product, within its own pricing category, will fall into the same price tier of the larger volume urchase. Customers are invited to pick and choose between both bolts and squares.

National Nonwovens has conveniently companioned the following product lines:

  • CHNFelt and Athletic Letter Backing (LTR)
  • FiestaFelt®, XoticFelt® and WoolFelt®
  • CHNFelt, FiestaFelt®, WoolFelt®, and Athletic Letter Back
WoolFelt®, FiestaFelt®, XoticFelt®, and WoolWisps® are registered trademarks of National Nonwovens