felt·​ing | \ ˈfel-tiŋ How to pronounce felting (audio) \
plural feltings

Definition of felting

1 : the process of making felt often used before another noun felting suppliesfelting projects
2 : felt

Examples of felting in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Winners of the 2022 Glenview Art League’s Summer Art Fair included; Best in Show: Kim Caisse for mixed media, and Awards of Excellence to Gary Jackson for ceramics, Susan Cunningham for needle felting, and Mary Foster for painting. Gina Grillo, Chicago Tribune, 1 Aug. 2022 In addition to quilting, visitors can see tapestry, weaving, felting and many other ventures with fabric. Tracey Teo, ajc, 28 Mar. 2022 Steger notes that felting, weaving, and wood burning kits come with tools that can last years. Sunset Magazine, 1 Feb. 2022 The exhibit features artwork by members of the Textile Art Alliance and includes quilts, weavings, needle-felting, batiks, knit and crochet items, fabric collage and wearable art. cleveland, 1 Oct. 2021 In addition to supplying wool for felting and fertilizer for the soil, Pate hopes to breed more Valais Blacknose sheep for grazing purposes. Michael Alberty | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 6 Mar. 2021 This needle felting kit is made for anyone whose aesthetic revolves around woodland creatures like these cute hedgehogs. Meghan Kavanaugh, USA TODAY, 4 Nov. 2020 Dolls and minis also sells beginner and advanced craft sets, art and needle felting supplies for all ages, doll clothes, card-making kits, bath toys and Siuban, which are plastic construction pieces that interlock with LEGO sets. cleveland, 21 Aug. 2020 The week features classes and artist talks dedicated to the fiber arts, including knitting, sewing, weaving, crocheting and felting. Brian E. Clark, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10 Jan. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of felting

circa 1621, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of felting was circa 1621

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11 Aug 2022

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“Felting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/felting. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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