Reply To: Need Felt


Our institution cannot indorse vendors but I can pass on some product information.  Sutherland Felt Company (284-280-0450; has a line of thick polyester felt (.019-2”) in various weights.  Recently we had a special project and this was the only vendor we could find for this product.  Recently we used their polyester 3/8” 42oz material to make custom pads between bones for a fully mounted mastodont skeleton for exhibition.   The thicker & denser the material the harder it is to cut.  We successfully cut the 3/8” 42oz. material slowly with good heavy scissors.  We did not Oddy test the material.  The bones of our mount have a protective consolidant layer and are in an open gallery (not a case).  Do not use wool felt in collections as it releases sulfur.