Felt Alive Core Wool Batting
the ORIGINAL ‘Core Wool’ for needle felting
$19.95 per 8 oz batt
Felt Alive’s Core Wool Batting for Needle Felting is natural off-white wool from mixed-breed sheep; a medium-short, crimpy fiber that is processed into thick, fluffy sheets (think of quilt batting.) It so much easier to handle than long, slick fiber you’ll find in more commonly available wool products like Merino Roving.
What is Core Wool? Basically, it’s any natural colored wool you want to use for the core parts of your needle felted creations instead of using more expensive dyed wool. When I first started needle felting there wasn’t any type of wool product called ‘core wool’. After trying many types of wool to use for the core of my creations, I stumbled upon the most amazing wool batting. It wasn’t the prettiest shade of off-white and it had a little bit of straw mixed in but OH was it easy, fast and fun to use! I was thrilled and started calling it ‘Core Wool’ in my video tutorials. I guess the name caught on because any search for core wool will bring up all kinds of different natural (non-dyed) wool.
This is THE ORIGINAL Felt Alive ‘Core Wool’ batting that I’ve been using since 2007. It’s the perfect wool to use for needle felting the core parts of your creations while saving your dyed wool for the outer layers. I use this batting to needle felt the core body parts in all of my Felt Alive dolls. It felts faster than any wool I have ever used and is so easy to form into shapes. You’ll see me using core wool in nearly all Felt Alive Needle Felting Tutorials. Watch for FREE HERE
Felt Alive Core Wool batting is not only great for needle felting; use for crafting, dryer balls, quilt batting, photo props and it is wonderful for wet felting. And remember – you don’t have to save it for the core of your projects – I love using it for needle felting sheep, animals and other creations that don’t require me to to cover it completely with dyed wool.
If you love sculptural needle felting, you will love Felt Alive’s Core Wool Batting.
Our core wool batting comes in an 8 oz bundle We tear the wool off a larger batt and the sizes of each 8 oz bundle varies. To give you an idea of how much core wool you might need for your projects – I use about 2 oz of core wool for the body parts of 12″ needle felted doll.
Felt Alive Core Wool batting is not only great for felting;
use for crafting, dryer balls, quilt batting and photo props.
This economical wool batting has not been dyed and is a natural off-white color. It does contain some vm (vegetable matter) and is perfect choice to use for the core of your needle felted projects. It is easy to handle and felts up very fast! I’ve been using this wool for the core of all of my projects since I started needle felting and I know you will love it too!