Felt Ball Rugs – These multi-colored, eco-friendly rugs are handmade in small workshops in Nepal. Every single merino soft wool ball is felted by hand and afterwards put on a string like pearls. In total, each felt ball rug consists of around 3,000 to 4,000 felt balls!
Handmade felt ball rugs are available in variety of colors and sizes. 100% felt wool is used to produce the beautiful felt wool rug.
The felt ball rug is double sided, hand sewn together. They are very durable and can withstand a lot of wear. They require spot cleaning or hand washing with soap and water if needed. They are quite impressive and very inspirational for home decor!
For fabrication of felt ball rug, one needs only wool to create felt balls, or an assortment of pre-felted balls, hand soap, and hot and cold water from separate taps. The felt ball rug is made of thousands of felt balls, sewn to a cotton backing. The balls make for a comfortable and bouncy floor covering.
Felt Ball is created by tearing a large piece of wool, loosen the fibers of one wool square, squirt a dot of hand soap into one hand and use the fingers of your other hand to gently spread the soap onto the top of the wool square, run the wool square under a hot water to roll and rinse and increase both pressure and speed in your rolling as you feel the ball harden in your hands and run the ball under a cold water tap when it feels spherical and fairly firm. Continue process of alternate dousing the ball in hot and cold water and continue rolling the ball rapidly and with increasing pressure until no more soap rinses out and the ball feels solid.
For assembling the felted woolen rug, laid out the balls you hand-rolled, draw your intended design on graph paper, using color pencils, and string a long piece of invisible thread onto a very sharp needle and knot the thread end. Continue attaching felt balls until the rug is your desired size.
These felt rugs are very popular because of their variety of color combinations and varied size availability. They are also available in different shapes viz. square, round, oval, etc. Felt ball rug adds a quirky, whimsical touch to any room, and its soft, cushy texture makes it a treat to walk or sit on.