Animal hair does not always easily felt using the traditional method of elbow grease, soap and hot water. The term felting is generally related to wool fibre, taking advantage of the scales on the fibre surface. For other fibres which can be consolidated by friction and soapy water (including dreadlocks!) it is matting, and the result has less structural integrity than felted wool. Animal hair can however be felted into three dimensional objects using a felting needle.
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