Needlepunch prefelt is manufactured through an industrial process of dry felting. Machinery uses thousands of needles to entangle the fibres to give an even thickness loosly needlefelted sheet of fibre. In the commercial world this goes on to be wet felted to produce a hard felt.
But the beauty is that you can continue and complete the felting process yourself, incorporating your own designs as you go.
It can be used as a background for wet felt. Decoration can be added by adding fibres on top or for more precise designs it can be needled into place prior to wet finishing by the normal wetting and rolling methods.
If you require a thicker prefelt it can be layered up and felted together.
A very versatile products.
Produced from high quality white merino tops which are broken up and put through the needling process.
We start with combed top because the fibre has been through the carding and combing process and vegetable matter contamination has been removed.
A high quality product easy to felt.
Made as 2 metre and 1 metre wide rolls.
Fine - 100gm approx per square meter, made from merino combed tops which are broken up and processed
Medium - 200gm approx per square meter, made from merino combed tops which are broken up and processed
Heavy - 400gm per square meter (this will not be replaced when sold out, made from carded merino)
There are two widths available in the white prefelt, 1m or 2m.