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Welcome to our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Page

We hope you'll find some answers to your questions here.  If not, please feel free to connect with us using our Contact Us page.  We'll add to this page as questions are received.  If you have a question, chances are others do too!  Click on the Contact Us button at the bottom of this page to submit your question.  We would love to hear from you.


What does felted wool mean? - Felted wool means that the wool and been washed and dried.  This tightens up the fibers in the wool reducing or eliminating raveling that may occur.  Felted wool is best for rug hooking and any wool applique application.  Wool that contains fibers other than 100% wool, may not felt well enough for these uses.

Is Winterberry Cabin wool felted?  - Yes!  All of our wool is washed and felted and ready to cut when you receive it.  This includes all of our hand-dyed and mill-dyed woolens.  No further processing is needed.

What does the (V) mean in some listings? - Some of our color options have a range of values for that color.  For your convenience in ordering and especially re-ordering, we have labeled them with a value code.  We go from lightest to darkest with (V1) being the lightest value of the color options. 

What is Fusible Webbing? Fusible webbing is a material that is ironed onto the wrong side of wool to help it adhere to your background fabric as well as stabilize the edges while stitching.  There are lots of types of fusible webbing available.  It is recommended for woolens that tend to be loosely woven as it can hold the edges in place while minimizing raveling.  Using fusible webbing is a personal preference. Try a few to see what you like best.

Shipping Info - We ship orders out between 5-7 business days excluding weekends and holidays.  All orders ship using the USPS Postal Service.  Tracking information is emailed when shipments are sent.  

Is your wool labeled? - All of our wool is shipped with a label containing the name of the wool.  This helps you in re-ordering.  Some customers keep a small journal or binder of a snippet of the wool with the label. 

What type of thread? - There are several types of thread commonly used for wool applique.  Our favorites are 12 wt and 8 wt perle cottons as well as DMC 6 strand floss as an economical favorite.  DMC can be separated with 3 strands approximating the thickness of a 12 wt thread.  Threads come in a variety of weights, sheens and fiber.  Experiment to find what you like best.