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felt 1

a. A fabric of matted, compressed animal fibers, such as wool or fur, sometimes mixed with vegetable or synthetic fibers.
b. A material resembling this fabric.
2. Something made of this fabric.
Made of, relating to, or resembling felt.
v. felt·ed, felt·ing, felts
1. To make into felt.
2. To cover with felt.
3. To press or mat (something) together.
To become like felt; mat together.

[Middle English, from Old English; see pel- in Indo-European roots.]

felt′y adj.

felt 2

Past tense and past participle of feel.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.felted - made by combining fibers with a binder using heat and pressure; "felt is a felted cloth"
unwoven - not woven; "tapa cloth is an unwoven fabric made by pounding bark into a thin sheet"
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Most of my needle felting is done when I'm doing wall hangings," Merrill says, pointing to a felted portrait of two women in her studio shop.
The 2013 programme of two-hour workshops includes Sirpa Mantyla from Finland, showing how to make felted mittens and wrist warmers and Pat Johnson from the International Feltmakers Association leading a workshop making felt jewellery, with a focus on felt beads.
For those who buy felted products, they cannot keep their hands to themselves - literally.