felt (v.1) Look up felt at Dictionary.com
"to make into felt," early 14c. (implied in felted); see felt (n.).
felt (v.2) Look up felt at Dictionary.com
past tense and past participle of feel (v.).
felt (n.) Look up felt at Dictionary.com
unwoven fabric matted together by rolling or beating while wet, Old English felt "felt," from West Germanic *feltaz "something beaten, compressed wool" (source also of Old Saxon filt, Middle Dutch vilt, Old High German filz, German Filz, Danish filt), from Proto-Germanic *felt- "to beat," from PIE root *pel- (5) "to thrust, strike, drive," with a sense of "beating." Compare filter (n.). Felt-tipped pen (or -tip) is from 1953.