Felting Supplies Australia

Based in Perth, we ship felting supplies Australia wide and overseas.  Unicorn Fibres specialises in quality felting wool and related felting products for nuno,  wet felting and Needle felting. Our fibre and fabric supplies for felting also suit other fibre crafts such as spinning, weaving, textile art & doll making.   Our main felting materials include wool roving, carded batts, viscose fibre, hand dyed Margilan silk gauze & cotton scrim gauze. In addition, we carry other fibre for felting, tools, interesting embellishments and gift cards.

Wool for felting

viscose roving plant fibrewool for feltingOur felting wool is predominately extra fine Australian merino wool roving – very soft against the skin and especially suitable for wearables. Exclusively blended for us,  our range of variegated Uniblends consist of 50% 19 micron merino and 50% viscose roving. While we specialise in merino wool roving that is 19 micron or less, we also stock  16 & 22 micron natural merino along with a range of Corriedale roving. As an official re-seller for  Dyeing House Gallery, we carry DHG wool rovings in over 100 colours. If that is too many, our wool roving bundles may help in selecting colours!

Wool for needle felting

We also stock a variety of carded wool batts for needle felting as well as wet felting. Coloured blends and natural Bergschaf wool batts complement a coloured range of ‘Maori’ wool batts,  using New Zealand wools.

Dyeing House Gallery dye all the fibre to the Oeko-Tex and GOTS, the Global Organic Textile Standard. Free of harmful chemicals and carcinogenics, the process is safe for us and the environment. This means our dyed viscose and wool roving contains no toxic chemicals so it is safe for children and babies. An excellent choice for Steiner / Waldorf felting projects. Combing of the wool roving after dyeing makes the wool easy to use for felting, spinning and hand weaving.

Viscose for felting

A relatively new felting product to Australia is viscose fibre for felting. Viscose roving is a plant fibre made from wood pulp and at 19 micron is very compatible with our extra-fine wool roving.  As well as coordinating with our wool colours, our viscose fibre is also available in a palette of over 45 colours and viscose bundlesAdding viscose during felt making not only adds a wonderful sheen, but also adds  strength and reduces pilling.  Although a plant fibre, viscose has the same visual characteristics as silk fibre but is much more economical. Unlike silk fibre, viscose is easier to use as there is no static and can be used like silk for other projects too – eg to make ‘silk paper’.  Fibre reactive dyes can be used to dye viscose as it is a cellulose fibre as well as natural dyes.

Fabric for  feltingmargilan silk gauzecotton scrim gauze felting supplies australia

Our felting supplies include sheer open weave silk and cotton gauzes for nuno felting. Margilan Silk Rarefied Gauze is the lightest silk fabric available at 2.5 momme and weighs around 8 gm /m. Excellent for nuno felting, this silk scrim has a very open weave and is excellent for nuno felting. The weave is loose, making it a very delicate fabric that distresses at the slightest touch. Uzbek silk gauze is slightly heavier with the look of Paj silk, and the weight of tissue silk or 3.5 momme silk chiffon / georgette. Both are woven using traditional methods in Uzbekistan and dyed in Australia. Available in natural white, we also hand dye Margilan & Uzbek silk in a range of colours. See samples of how this silk gauze can be used to make scarves and wraps.

Also available in hand dyed or natural white, Cotton gauze / scrim is a cheaper option for nuno felting than silk fabrics.  Due to its loose weave, it is also a useful fabric for sculpture, paper making and creating texture. The softness and light weight of this fabric, lends itself to a variety of manipulation techniques.

Needle felting supplies

As well as Felting water sprinklers or Ball Brausers which are a wonderful aid to wet felting, we have needles and foam pads for needle felting. See the full range of needle felting tools which include needle felting pens, felting moulds for direct applique and needle felting kits.

We also offer gift cards, to any value you wish, with no expiry!
GST free pricing applies to international customers. Prices adjust automatically to exclude 10% GST after logging in or entering an overseas shipping address at checkout.

As an official reseller of DHG products, our range continues to grow with the aim of supplying quality felting supplies across Australia and worldwide.

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