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

Definition of felting

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

Examples of felting in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Grand Marais' Hygge Festival embraces winter coziness," 10 Jan. 2020 That led her into needle felting, spinning yarn and weaving. Lyndi Mcnulty, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "An Eye for Art: Textile artist Holly Palmer enjoys creating ‘something made from nothing’," 3 Oct. 2019 Last month's display was the fourth annual Fiber Arts Exhibition that showcased original artwork featuring interpretations of traditional types of fiber art, including embroidery, quilting, dyeing, weaving and felting. Stephen Simpson, Arkansas Online, "Exhibit to feature photo collection," 4 Dec. 2019 Booths feature handmade arts and crafts including woodworking, felting and fiber arts, painting, artisan foods and more. Anchorage Daily News, "2019 Holiday Fairs and Bazaars," 27 Nov. 2019 There will be music, alpaca friends to meet and wooly wares from Alpaca Joy of Maryland, weaving demonstrations by fiber artist Joe Buriel, needle felting demonstrations and felting wares from Malinda’s Felt Shop. Lisa Peklo, baltimoresun.com, "Fall offers a lot of festival fun in western Howard County," 4 Oct. 2019 Heat and agitation from the dryer can cause felting, shrinkage, and wear and tear with wool. Lexie Sachs, Good Housekeeping, "We Reviewed Allbirds, the "World's Most Comfortable" Shoes — Here's What You Need to Know," 11 Sep. 2019 Items that can’t be upcycled are placed into a felting machine that makes home textiles and wall hangings. Vogue, "The Women Designers Who Changed The Way We Dress," 14 Aug. 2019 This year, there's even more, with air rockets, building bridges, loom weaving, felting, the art of wood burning, and more making up the day's schedule. Michael Walsh, Courant Community, "Simsbury Library Hosting Second Annual Maker Faire," 26 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of felting

circa 1621, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Felting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/felting. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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