upgrades wool with Wool Filler
Wool filler for mending holes in textiles was born out of a need of designer Heleen Klopper to repair a hole in a wool cardigan. The edges of such holes are rarely clean-cut; they are usually surrounded by ladders, fraying or worn patches. The differences in thickness of fabric and openness of weave make felt the ideal solution. Felt, being non-woven, attaches easily to any open structure.
Fillers made for materials like wood consist of fibres and a chemical binder. Felt is different: it attaches mechanically by means of minuscule scales. Where once there was a hole, there’s now a new piece of fabric.
This technique proved not only to be an upgrade to clothing, but also to rugs and other home textiles.