About Custom

All of FilzFelt's custom work begins with fabulous 100% Wool Design Felt! In-house capabilities paired with an established network of local manufacturers allows FilzFelt to provide a variety of custom solutions ranging from the customization of standard products to full custom services. Our capabilities include custom colors, cutting, stitching, embroidery, lamination as well as full fabrication and installation.

Please contact us for more information and for examples of our work, please see our Portfolio.

Custom Designs

Love FilzFelt products but need a different size, shape or design? We can customize most standard products including hanging panels, wall panels, and floor coverings. And FilzFelt offers a myriad of custom options! Customization is limited only by your imagination - choose your size, shape and pattern plus add embroidery, stitching or even laminate two layers of felt to create a custom product solution that is unique and truly one-of-a-kind.

Custom Colors

If you'd like to produce your own custom felt color, colors 100 Wollweiß, 150 Weiß, and 170 Asche are dye ready and friendly. Want us to do it? Please refer to our Price List for pricing and minimums required.

Custom Cutting

One of the great features of this nonwoven textile is that it can be cut with the edges left raw and it will not fray. This characteristic allows for installations created through a variety of custom cutting techniques. FilzFelt provides cutting options that include CNC cutting and roll cutting.

CNC Cut Design Felt

CNC stands for Computer Numerical Control and is computer-controlled cutting with a blade. This technology got its start in the 1950s and requires vector-based files to provide intricate, large-scale cutting. Since the felt has a thickness to it, this cutting allows for a clean, crisp edge to be visible. Some material is lost during the cutting so the maximum width is 69 inch (175 cm) for 2mm, 3mm, and 5mm and 60 inch (152 cm) for 8mm and 10mm.

Roll Cut Design Felt

Have a project where long strips of felt are required? FilzFelt can cut entire bolts of felt into strips varying in size from 2.5 cm (1 inch) to 175 cm (69 inch) wide by the entire length of the bolt. The strips' length can then be cut to size by the installer. Keep in mind that roll cut felt must be purchased in full bolt increments however it can be a more economical way to purchase long strips of material.

Stitching

Sewing, the art of binding objects together with a needle and thread, dates back to prehistoric times. For thousands of years sewing was done exclusively by hand. However, the invention of the sewing machine brought a revolution into the industry by making it easy for anyone to stitch and sew in minutes. The first practical sewing machine came when a French tailor, Barthelemy Thimonnier, devised and patented a machine in 1930.

FilzFelt's hand and machine stitching options are available to join pieces of felt, add a handmade touch or create a unique edge detail. Developed by skilled Nepalese stitchers who mended fine oriental rugs, FilzFelt offers four styles of hand stitching and two styles of machine stitching. All stitching is completed by skilled craftspeople in New England and is available in fourteen standard colors of durable nylon thread.

Embroidery

As we're fans of ancient handicraft (yep, we're talking wool felt), we're pleased to offer this distinctive service to embellish any standard product or create custom, bespoke designs. The origins of embroidery can be traced back to the 5th century BC and the demand for intricate and brilliantly colored decoration. Later, the Industrial Revolution mechanized the process and computerization further improved it. Need ideas? Think gorgeous patterns and graphics on floor coverings, intricate logos for signage and custom wallcovering or upholstery.

Lamination

Any of FilzFelt's felts up to 10mm thickness can be laminated together to create added thickness or distinctive patterning. CNC cut one patterned layer and laminate to a solid layer to create graphic hanging panels without losing privacy. Or create a seat pad with layers upon layers of multi-colored felt!

Everything else!

FilzFelt can provide custom solutions to solve just about any design dilemma. Some previous custom projects have included wall solutions, acoustic baffles, and decorative felt feature pieces. Plus, we're also able to offer installation services for more complex installations.