does anyone know of an alternative to structural craft foam (like you find in the giant sheets at the fabric store...often used as furniture cushions, etc). I need something with firm support but do not want to use foam b/c I cannot find it without flame retardant added in it...stabilizer isn't enough support. thanks!!
looking for foam alternative
I don't think this is feasible in and of itself, but when I needle felt wool it does get a firmness like that structural craft foam. I think that could be hard to do over a large surface, though, even with a felting needle punch. If you quilted together a few layers of wool quilt batting that might do it, though. What is it you're making?
well, I make wool felt food (http://www.etsy.com/shop/amberparis) and some things would benefit from a little added stability...since posting this, I've been experimenting with using extra heavy-weight stabilizer paired with several layers of quilt batting and it seems to be doing the trick...a foam-like alternative would be quicker and easier...but I think you're right, it probably doesn't exist at this point. thanks for your input!