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Oh dear. I may have just spent £100 on felt...

(47 Posts)
NotAChocolateRaisin Wed 05-Dec-12 17:21:50

I couldn't help myself. It meant I got free shipping (from Nepal! To arrive within a week!) which would otherwise have cost me £47...
Plus that amount of felt from the UK would have been at least £1146... so technically I've actually saved nearly £1200 right?! confused

Plus it is 100% wool, handmade, ethically made and sourced toxic free felt...

(I'm probably not going to tell my OH by the way...)

Rwep Wed 05-Dec-12 17:26:34

Oh a bargain I'm sure. What are you going to do with it?

How much felt do you get in the UK for £1146?

NotAChocolateRaisin Wed 05-Dec-12 17:33:54

For the handmade 100% wool 3mm thick stuff you are looking at about £99.80 a metre [http://www.woolandfelt.co.uk/3mm-thick-pure-wool-felt-426-black-metre as seen here]

so... about 11 and a half metres.
(I've bought 13 metres for £98.30 or something)

Definitely a good buy...just a hell of a lot of money to spend on felt when you don't have money to spare

Could probably make my money back by selling some of it on eBay though as its not being sold on there and I've read a lot of forums in my research complaining about this

NotAChocolateRaisin Wed 05-Dec-12 17:36:25

And with the quantity I've bought I'll probably be able to build a house out of it.
Bought it to make a bag and some accessories like a purse and --1000- a couple of iPhone cases

trice Wed 05-Dec-12 17:38:49

Let me know what it is like when it turns up. I may be in the market. If no one is looking

Sounds quite reasonable to me. Will you be using it for making things?

Ignore me, I missed your last post.

you saved money... consider this a good thing

now... if only i could get my dh to see it that way too when i "save" money buying beads grin

MnpdoesYULETIDE Wed 05-Dec-12 18:22:31

It was a real saving so a must smile

NotAChocolateRaisin Wed 05-Dec-12 18:41:02

I sold it to OH by saying I would try and sell some on eBay and make my money back grin

NotAChocolateRaisin Wed 05-Dec-12 19:16:14

Yes, making lots of things! I'm ridiculously excited about it!
I put it off for 24 hours to try and make sure I wasn't impulse buying!

Seabright Thu 06-Dec-12 10:08:56

Absolute bargain! If When you sell your surplus on eBay you are sure to make your money back. Maybe think about selling on Amazon too; their craft section seems quite popular and last time I was looking for felt on there the quality of what was available looked very poor.

NotAChocolateRaisin Thu 06-Dec-12 12:13:01

I can't seem to find decent felt (the thick wool stuff) anywhere in the UK (thus why I had to import it) so it could well be an overlooked market! smile

SilverSixpence Thu 06-Dec-12 12:14:15

Sell some on etsy or sell the cases then you can definitely justify it smile

BRANdishingMistletoe Thu 06-Dec-12 12:22:00

Do you have a link to the Nepal seller? Not that I will be buying any myself. <whistles noncelently> grin

NotAChocolateRaisin Thu 06-Dec-12 12:35:51

Have a shop on Etsy so will be definitely selling my felty goods.

Will link to seller ASAP, on phone at mo so can't

BRANdishingMistletoe Sun 09-Dec-12 18:16:07

<nudges NotaCR to put up a link>

I think I might run an after school sewing club at my DC's school next year so might be using quite a bit of felt, do you think your felt from Nepal would be too sturdy for 9-12 yr olds to work with? The stuff at the local fabric shop is very thin so the results are a bit floppy but, on the other hand, it's reasonably easy for them to get a needle through.

NotAChocolateRaisin Sun 09-Dec-12 18:30:17

here you go

I've not recieved the felt yet but will let you know about the thickness when I get it. I have a feeling that it will be too thick for children but we'll see. I'll test it on my 9 year old brother!

BRANdishingMistletoe Sun 09-Dec-12 18:41:43

Thank you. smile

topsi Sun 16-Dec-12 18:26:38

oo do you do the punch thing that was on Kirsties Homemade Home last week?

NotAChocolateRaisin Sun 16-Dec-12 19:22:21

What punch thing is this? smile

topsi Mon 17-Dec-12 08:07:54

she used round metal punches to make holes in the felt to make a pattern. They made a childs rug. I wasn't sure if felt would make a great rug? Thought it would look good as a cushion with different fabric underneath to show through. They did mention that the felt was £70-80/m which put me off. But now we have cheep felt!!

NotAChocolateRaisin Mon 17-Dec-12 10:55:18

Felt is so expensive in the UK.

This felt is 3mm thick so may make an ok rug?

I love some of the ideas on Kirsties program's but sometimes she's just dipping a pear in paint and acting like its tres chic and wonderful!

yuleheart Mon 17-Dec-12 13:23:58

This is the woman who showed Kirstie how to make the rug, she sells kits to do it:


DoesntTurkeyNSproutSoupDragOn Mon 17-Dec-12 14:37:38

I'm so jealous of your felt... smile

yuleheart Mon 17-Dec-12 16:52:31

..... so am I!

can we have a photo when it arrives?

DoesntTurkeyNSproutSoupDragOn Mon 17-Dec-12 18:25:36

I'm pretty sure the rug Kirsty ,Made was 3mm

NotAChocolateRaisin Mon 17-Dec-12 19:17:58

Will take a photo as soon as I get it! Having it delivered to OH at work so tackle him everytime he comes through the door!

NotAChocolateRaisin Tue 18-Dec-12 14:17:25

It's arrived! But I'm in London all week now....

BRANdishingMistletoe Tue 18-Dec-12 14:29:02

angry A bit of a teaser thread.

I've had fabric envy in the past, but this is my first episode of felt envy. grin

DoesntTurkeyNSproutSoupDragOn Tue 18-Dec-12 14:35:00


NotAChocolateRaisin Tue 18-Dec-12 16:10:17

I can't wait to get home!!! It's actually a factor in my decision to leave me job early (sad) to go and see it!

DoesntTurkeyNSproutSoupDragOn Tue 18-Dec-12 17:31:58

Hmmmm.... Did your OH deliberately hold it back until you'd gone away?

NotAChocolateRaisin Tue 18-Dec-12 17:39:08

I hope not! I'd be furious!

NotAChocolateRaisin Tue 18-Dec-12 23:05:52

Home and taken some pictures (came home early v. excited!)

Photos are crap but will post up the links if I sell them online when I'll take professional pictures.

Plus, its 11 in the evening - who takes a decent photo then?

Photo 1

Photo 2

DoesntTurkeyNSproutSoupDragOn Wed 19-Dec-12 07:54:58


What are you going to do with it?

It looks too soft for a rug - the stuff Kirstie used was much firmer I think.

yuleheart Wed 19-Dec-12 08:56:26

envy smile

NotAChocolateRaisin Wed 19-Dec-12 22:08:28

Cut pieces

Better photo (ish) this time.

This is literally 1/117th of my new felt stash! (This is the inital stuff I'm selling off i think)

yuleheart Thu 20-Dec-12 08:43:04

oooh, in that case can you pm a link to the listing?

I sooooooooooooooooooooooo neeeeeeeeeeed the teal and purple colour smile

Annianni Thu 20-Dec-12 09:04:08

I've got fabric envy....

I watched kitsty and the fabric did seem a bit stiffer.

Annianni Thu 20-Dec-12 09:10:39

Oh that selina rose site is lovely.

I could spend a fortune grin

Annianni Thu 20-Dec-12 09:11:52

kirsty... stupid phone...

BRANdishingMistletoe Thu 20-Dec-12 10:34:02

What does it feel like? Is it thick and stiff and suitable for something like bag making or is it soft enough for crafting. Just thinking about my possible sewing club at the DC's school. I notice on your link that they also do polyester felt very cheaply, which might be easier to work with for kids.

DoesntTurkeyNSproutSoupDragOn Thu 20-Dec-12 13:28:34

Ooooh.... it looks more rustic than the uniform shop bought stuff in the UK.

Very nice!

DoesntTurkeyNSproutSoupDragOn Thu 20-Dec-12 13:29:33

You know how Kirstie's rug had the holes in it... you could punch a pattern in the top layer and sandwich it together with a brightly coloured one underneath...

NotAChocolateRaisin Thu 20-Dec-12 17:40:52

It's stiff enough for a bag definitely. That's what I'm making with it.

Will pm you the link as soon as I've listed, yuleheart

BlissfullyIgnorant Thu 03-Jan-13 13:03:44

The OP made me laugh, then I read on and found myself drooling slightly...3mm thick...no wonder you got carried away!

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