The short answer: it is a woven fabric made from wool. Baize is not felt or velvet – the two fabrics it is most often confused with.
The Longer Answer
So what is Baize? It is a woven fabric so it has a warp and weft. It’s made either entirely from regular wool, merino wool or a blend of wool and nylon. The higher the wool content, and the tighter the weave, the better the quality.
The highest quality baize is a strong, dense and hard-wearing fabric that doesn’t pill. This means that it will look great and last for many years, however you choose to use it.
As a specialist retailer, we only stock premium British made baize, with a wool content of at least 95%. All the baize that we stock is of a heritage grade due to the strict quality standards of the manufacturer.
Want to Know More?
If you would like to learn more about this versatile fabric, we have written a longer guide on the differences between baize and felt and what to look out for when you’re buying.
If you have any further queries, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us. We’re always happy to help and can call upon a lifetime of knowledge working with this material by hand.