These mats are ones that are a little thinner than our first quality mats, or they have some puckering/grooves and some thin spots or dimensions that are a little off. They will still work just fine, but they are discounted because they are not perfectly perfect.
Doing a lot of needle felting (or planning to), and tired of buying foam that's not eco-friendly to begin with and wears out quickly? Then this is the mat for you!
A Felted Sky exclusive, this needle felting mat is made from 100% wool and is a generous size at 11 in. x 11 in. and 1.5 in. thick (approximately). There is over 1 lb. of wool in this mat! It is a very sturdy work surface that will last for many projects.
We love this wool mat both for sculpting and for flat felting. In fact it is the best thing we've ever tried for flat, detailed pictures. Unlike foam, It holds up project after project without breaking down. We estimate that it can take 6 months of every day felting if you use both sides, and will last years for more infrequent felting. When it does eventually need to be replaced, because it is 100% wool you may be able to compost it or find other uses for it.
We recommend this mat for all of our kits, but especially for "painting with wool" and "coloring with wool."
Made in Nepal with New Zealand wool.