Felt is a mass of matted raw lamb's
wool. Felt is imported from New Zealand; this raw felt wool is first carded and
then dyed into different colors as desired in different forms for the final
product. The type of dye usually used is Swiss dye.
Felt products are purely made by shaping the felt raw wool with soap and water and human hand pressure, no chemicals are used during this process. Thus shaped felt product is dried under the sun. Due to felt unique manufacturing process, any desired shape can be created.
As the felt products are relatively simple to make, lot of under privileged women have become involved in this industry. This in turn has helped in improving their living standard and empowered them.
Upon completion of the coloring process of the felt our skilled workers (mostly women); start compressing the raw material by hand with washing soap and hot water. After continuous hardworking on compressing; the wool(felt) will formed into patches that can be sewn together or made directly into bags, hats and shoes. Patterns can be added to the felt at this stage by rubbing different colored wool into the base sheet with soap and hot water and integrating the fibers of the two to produce the pattern.
Very fine and attractive designs can be produced in felt as the workers pay great attention to detail and are highly skilled. When the felt product is formed and designed it must be sun dried. After drying felt, some extra work such as sewing or additional decorating is to be done. The product of felt is then finished and ready for sale.
We have variety of Felt Christmas products which are hand made In Nepal.