About

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Hi, I am Andie and I love felt and I don’t care who knows it!

What’s there to love about felt…what’s not to love!?  Felt is a great medium for nearly any project and no fabric is more beginner friendly. And don’t even get me started on the color selection!!!

Throughout my felting  journeys I often wished for products I just couldn’t find. So I invented them, found them, or made them. This combined with my love of crafting in infinite shades of  felt colors naturally turned itself into a business:  American Felt and Craft, an online store selling all things felt and related. With over 160 colors and shades of felt it’s like running a candy store for me!!

American Felt and Craft’s blog soon followed. I love seeing what others create and connecting with fellow crafters – so really I’m livin’ the dream!

Thanks for stopping by and allowing me to share a little of my passion, a few of my patterns and a smidge of my research with you!

Please say hi, ask me a question, show me what you have made, or tell me about something you just can’t find, I am dying to hear from you!

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

Andie

32 Responses to “About”

  1. elis vermeulen June 6, 2009 at 12:53 pm #

    wanted to tell you about the international felt day.

    Feltunited – international day of felt – October 3rd 2009

    Felt – intertwined, bound together, forever as one – united.

    2009 is the United Nation’s Year of the Natural Fibres.
    It will be the first International Felt Day.
    Felters from around the globe will join together displaying their felt.
    The theme of this year will be a slice of the colour wheel, yellow through red.

    See for all the information about this day and the open call to artists at;
    http://www.feltunited.com

    or contact us at;
    info@feltunited.com

    Our warmest regards,
    Elis vermeulen (Holland)
    http://www.elisv.nl
    Cynthia Reynolds (Norway)
    http://www.mindesign.no

  2. Kiddiestyle July 11, 2009 at 8:42 am #

    Wow just found out your store has this blog, it’s amazing! Love the store and the blog! Keep up the good work!

  3. dj's dream July 20, 2009 at 10:58 am #

    Just wanted to stop in and say how great I think your site is and love the wool felt! I bought a ton and can’t wait for the new colors to come up!

  4. nancy July 21, 2009 at 8:46 pm #

    Love your stuff, love your site!

  5. CafeOle July 28, 2009 at 5:26 pm #

    Wanted to say thanks for being so pacient with me when I placed my order last week. The Kits are awesome and so easy to put together! Thanks guys!

  6. Nelly July 31, 2009 at 4:34 am #

    I second the earlier poster, I has lots of questions and Andie was so helpful, you all really know your stuff! Thanks for the great customer service ladies!

  7. rmvocwnq August 3, 2009 at 5:34 pm #

    Just wanted to day Hi and say that my felt arrived today and it is PERFECT!!

  8. naferdity August 10, 2009 at 2:53 am #

    Best felt info ever! AWESOME!

  9. Seedlings August 23, 2009 at 4:21 pm #

    Your blog is awesome, can’t wait for my kits to come I ordered all of them!!!

  10. Mary August 31, 2009 at 2:14 pm #

    LOVE the felt! I just recieved my order you guys are AWESOME!

  11. Sugarmama September 11, 2009 at 7:08 am #

    I love your patterns and I LOVE the felt it just arrived in the mail! Thanks

  12. Billyfan September 28, 2009 at 4:33 am #

    Andie your stuff is so cute, keep them coming. Thanks for the great felt too!

  13. barb February 4, 2010 at 7:41 pm #

    I can’t find a way to reach you to ask a question. When I typed in the suggested address the response was that it was “invalid.” I would like to know what the dimensions of your wool felt squares are. Thanks.

    • americanfeltandcraft February 4, 2010 at 8:16 pm #

      Barb, You can always reach me here at the blog or email customerservice@feltandcraft.com I am not sure what address you typed but everything should be working. To answer your question all of our felt both wool and blends are sold in 9″ x 12″ squares, we do not sell acrylic felt.

  14. Becky February 10, 2010 at 1:34 pm #

    I am looking for larger pcs of felt (I love the quality of your felt!) is it possible to get bigger pieces from you?
    thanks
    Becky

    • americanfeltandcraft February 10, 2010 at 8:12 pm #

      Becky,
      I am not sure if you are looking for 100% wool or blend. Please email me for info on larger pieces and let me know what kind and colors of felt you are looking to get larger pieces of at Customerservice@feltandcraft.com
      Andie

  15. Rosh April 1, 2010 at 2:41 am #

    Hi… i loved ur products. How do i buy them? Is there an online store? Do u ship to Asia?

  16. mariana May 23, 2010 at 9:12 am #

    Hi,

    I want to know if you can help me to find ecofelt, or acrylic felt in 3mm. or 5mm. in many colors, do you know where can i find it in USA?

    tHANK You!!

    • americanfeltandcraft June 1, 2010 at 3:56 pm #

      I am sorry we don’t carry acrylic felt at all, and I don’t know of anyone who carries it that thick. I have heard that some machine companies carry thicker machining felts however they would be grey or white and since acrylic is plastic you would be unable to dye it.

  17. Apryl Kirts July 24, 2011 at 1:43 am #

    When I originally commented I clicked the -Notify me when new comments are added- check box and now each time a comment is added I get four emails with the same comment. Is there any way you can remove me from that service? Thanks!

    • AmericanFeltandCraft July 24, 2011 at 2:45 pm #

      Apryl, where did you comment? I cannot find a comment by anyone with your name anywhere on the blog.
      ~Andie

  18. made.in.transylvania June 5, 2012 at 2:21 pm #

    This blog is awesome, i thought i was the only felt obsessive! it’s simply the best…
    will be trying out some of your ideas, let you know how it goes

  19. leloandtoots February 21, 2013 at 10:54 pm #

    I love your blog! I agree wool is the best!! How can I follow this blog? I’m a fellow WordPresser!!

  20. Jacqui December 1, 2013 at 12:31 pm #

    I saw your blog and hoped you could answer a question for me. I put something hot on a felt surface and now there is an indent. Do you know how can I fix it? Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.
    Jacqui

    • AmericanFeltandCraft December 1, 2013 at 10:13 pm #

      Hello,
      It sounds like you have singed the fibers and sadly there isn’t much that can be done. If the felt is discolored try gently shaving the area with a shaving razor. You could also try shaving around the indent to try to make things appear more even. Lastly you can try lifting the fibers to try and poof up the area try using a small stiff wire brush and go very slowly and gently in one direction. This spot will always be thinner and weaker so handle it with greater care.
      Hope this helps
      Andie

  21. leloandtoots December 1, 2013 at 10:03 pm #

    I suppose you could lay a towel over it and iron it.

  22. maple December 7, 2013 at 7:27 pm #

    ANDIE!! I’m making a wool and cashmere (from thrifted sweaters, felted) blanket for my sister and her family. Thank you A MILLION times for the post “How to wash felt, wool felt foods, soft sculpture & toys”. It helped me to provide them with accurate cleaning instructions.

    This made me SO happy Andie! Stay warm wherever you are!
    maple

  23. Pablo RIeppi January 11, 2014 at 9:02 pm #

    Can anyone recommend a solution for the following question? I need to cut a 12-14mm diameter center hole through a 10mm thick piece of felt. Is there a tool available for this? Thank you!

    • AmericanFeltandCraft January 13, 2014 at 12:45 pm #

      Hello,
      Your best bet to cut thick felt is a laser cutter. Given the thickness of the felt you are cutting any other way is likely to be very frustrating. A non commercial die cutter isn’t going to be able to make it through anything that thick and repeated passes often just damages the felt. If a laser isn’t an option I would mark out your space and attempt to cut through with a vary sharp razor or x- acto knife. Not an easy answer but I hope it helps.
      Good Luck
      Andie

  24. Melissa July 16, 2014 at 10:39 am #

    Hello, I am a girl scout leader and am doing a project on Doc McStuffins. I was hoping I could include your Stethoscope tutorial as part of the project. I would give your blog credit of course. Please let me know asap as I would like to get the requirements out to the girls soon!
    Thanks!
    Melissa

    • AmericanFeltandCraft July 16, 2014 at 12:39 pm #

      Hello,
      Please feel free to use this for your troop! I hope you ladies have a wonderful time. :)
      Andie

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