I have been making tuffets using pieces of felt that I have made in the past and also some new felt pieces. The edgings of the tuffets are hand woven bands that I sourced from a daughter of an acquaintance that brought them back from Morocco. The last tuffet that I just finished (number 9!) is made from local Churro wool roving. In the images below you can see that I arranged strips of roving in one color under the steel top roller bar in the front of the machine. Then I wove the opposite color into the first color. I needle felted two pieces for the tuffet. One for the top and a long strip to wrap around the tuffet. I painted the tuffet feet orange and put a few thin strips of a matching orange wool roving at different places.
The needle felted fabric was wet felted afterwards so it would hold up as a strong upholstery fabric.