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Felting Supplies

Unicorn Fibres specialises in felting supplies for the discerning felt maker. Our fibre and fabrics also suit other fibre crafts such as spinning, textile art, paper &  doll making.   Main felting supplies include wool roving, viscose fibre, Margilan silk gauze & cotton scrim gauze. In addition, we carry other felting accessories, tools, interesting embellishments and gift cards too.

Fibrewool for feltingviscose roving plant fibre

Our felting wool is predominately extra fine Australian merino which is very soft against the skin and highly suitable for wearables. It ranges between 16 and 19 micron and is also organic, complying with GOTS, the Global Organic Textile Standard. The wool roving is dyed by Dyeing House Gallery to the Oeko-tex standard, so it is safe for children and babies. Combing of the wool roving after dyeing makes the wool easy to draft. As an official reseller for DHG – Dyeing House Gallery, we carry wool tops / roving in over 70 colours.

Viscose roving is a plant based fibre made from wood pulp. At 19 micron, this fibre is also organic and is available in a palette of 28 colours.  Adding 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.

FabricMargilan silk gauzecotton scrim gauze

Margilan Silk Gauze is the lightest silk fabric available at 2.5 momme and weighs around 8 gm /m. Also known as Uzbek silk, butterfly or gossamer silk gauze, this silk scrim has a very open weave and is excellent for nuno felting. Hand loomed in Uzbekistan, the weave is loose, making it a very delicate fabric that distresses at the slightest touch. Available in natural, we also hand dye Margilan silk in a range of colours. See samples of how this silk gauze can be used making scarves and wraps.

Cotton gauze / scrim is a also very open weave and therefore a cheaper option for nuno felting.  It is also a useful fabric for sculpture, paper making and creating texture. Available in white and range of hand dyed colouts, cotton scrim has a soft hand to it and weight around 15 gm / metre.

Testimonials

“Hi Sara I just wanted to let you know my order came this afternoon, now that was fast!  I’m so happy with it, lovely and loose weave, just what I wanted for my mixed media art, and the ecru colour is so beautiful/perfect.  And the white is great as I can make that whatever colour […]

Vickie – Cotton Scrim 11/18