felt·​ing ˈfel-tiŋ How to pronounce felting (audio)
plural feltings
: the process of making felt
often used before another noun
felting supplies
felting projects
: felt

Examples of felting in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The technique of felting was developed several thousand years ago by the nomads of Central Asia. Amanda Foreman, WSJ, 7 Dec. 2023 The rocks are dotted with tufts of green moss, also fabricated by Arnold in a unique felting process that pairs velvet with wool fiber. Susan Brown, Smithsonian Magazine, 26 June 2023 Gayle Mathews is exhibiting her needle felting animals and has added fun fish to the collection. Lyndi McNulty, Baltimore Sun, 3 Sep. 2023 All of this can be yours with this adorable animal felting kit that teaches you how to create these precious little figures by way of an instruction manual (or video). Talia Abbas, Glamour, 28 Mar. 2023 Heat and agitation from the dryer can cause felting, shrinkage and wear and tear with wool. Lexie Sachs, Good Housekeeping, 16 Mar. 2023 Their work includes weaving, basketry, sculpture, quilting, embroidery, felting, surface design, knitting, crochet, wearables and mixed media. San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 Jan. 2023 Outside, on a tarmac dotted with planters where gas pumps had probably been, kids ran in circles, laughing, while a picnic table hosted a colorful felting project; inside, a child's birthday party and crafting session were under way. Tess Taylor, Condé Nast Traveler, 30 May 2022 At that time, Konkus did mostly fiber arts such as felting, knitting and crocheting. Lyndi McNulty, Baltimore Sun, 18 Dec. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1621, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of felting was circa 1621

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“Felting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/felting. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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