Dry or needle felting refers to the method of using felting needles to agitate wool fibre to make it compact or integrate with other fibres. Few needle felting supplies are required. Felting needles vary in shape & thickness with notches to encourage the tangling of the fibres. Completely different to regular sewing needles, they also have a small right angle piece at the top to hold it. Being very sharp, foam bases offer protection of your work surface (and body parts!). For beginners, our landscape needle felting kits offer an excellent introduction to this craft.
Felting needle holders include Clover felting pens which use up to 3 needles at a time to speed up needle felting, or single needle holders. Other felting tools include Awls to make holes for eyes, ears, limbs and mini hand carders for blending small amounts of wool for needle felting. Star and Spiral needles as well as Reverse felting needles, Fine 40 gauge and Coarse 36 gauge also now available. The compact digital scale for precision weighing of fibre, dyes or fixings makes a handy addition to needle felting supplies too.
A popular choice for needle felting, Carded wool speeds up the process. Maori wool batts and Bergschaf / blends available in a variety of options. Corriedale tops provide another option as well as the 10gm sampler packs in our range of merino wool rovings. Merino wool roving bundles also available.