Needle felting tools

needle felting toolsOur needle felting tools include felting needles in various sizes, foam matsneedle felting pens. Made of stainless steel, felting needles come in pairs, in a plastic vial with stopper or bulk packs of 10.

  • Fine felting needles: for use with fibres less than 20 microns. Suitable for creating fine detail and neat surfaces.
  • Medium felting needles: suitable for wool fibre 20 – 30 microns like our 22.5 micron natural wool roving or Corriedale. A good general purpose needle.
  • Medium-size star felting needles: also suitable for 20 – 30 micron fibre, but have a unique star structure with barbs on all 4 sides, making needle felting more efficient.
  • Thick felting needles: best used with coarse wool over 30 microns such as Bergschaf wool carded batts. A stronger needle for initial base felting and attaching of pieces. Not suitable for creating details or a smooth surface.

Few needle felting tools  are required for this form of dry felting, but a rigid foam mat is beneficial. Needle felting foam mats or pads  reduce breakage of felting needles and protect your work surface. Made from expanded polyurethane, these foam pads are very dense.  The rigid foam feels like hard sponge with high resilience and durability. As a handy underlay for needle felting, the rigidity of the foam also makes needle punching easier, especially for extended periods.

See our wool roving selection for handy 10gm sampler packs of delicious extra-fine merino.  For structural elements, our coloured Maori wool batts (27micron) or Bergschaf batts (30micron)are also ideal as a needle felting wool.

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