Have you ever used a product without knowing the maintenance of it? Many, many years ago, I was given a wool batt. I used it in a flannel quilt that got washed. I know, right? Big mistake because the batting felted. This was my first experience with felting. Not only did the batting felt, but the recipient of the quilt had popped some of the quilting stitches. This was another first for me: flannel has a lot more give than cotton and if you straight-line quilt a flannel quilt, the stitches can snap if a lot of stress is put on them. I removed the quilting and the batting from that quilt, replaced the batting with a poly bat and then tied the quilt and it is still in use.
Fast forward to today. You know that I saved that felted quilt bat, right? I just KNEW there would be a use for it someday. And I was right. These are my favorite pair of moccasins. Unfortunately, the inner sole is all but non-existent. I wondered the other day what that felted wool batting would feel like on the bottoms of my feet, so I cut a set of inner soles for these moccasins.
Oh joy, such happy feet. Not only are the inner soles cushy, but my feet are warm.