Felting Needles - in tube, various types
Felting Needles - all packed in a safe screw top shatter proof tube:
We stock a mix of needles including Groz Beckert high quality felting needles (see below):
1) Mixed Standard Tube (2 x #36 coarse, 2 x #38 medium, 2 x #40 fine)
2) Mixed Reverse Tube ( 2 x #32 coarse, 2 x #40 fine)
3) Mixed Twisted Tube ( 1 x #36 coarse, 1 x #38 medium, 1 x #40 fine)
4) Megamix Tube ( 1 of each of all of our needles, 11 in total)
Standard: Good quality felting needles available in triangle shaped cross section. Marked with a colour on the end.
Twisted / Spiral: Groz Beckert. The needles are triangular in cross section but twisted, a little like a drill bit in looks. We love twisted needles as we have found they work faster and leave less visible holes. Marked with a colour on the end.
Reverse: Groz Beckert. The needles have notches / barbs on them which face the opposite direction to normal needles, and therefore pull the fibres outwards rather than stabbing them inwards. This creates a lovely fluffy effect which is great for needle felt animals.
Cross-Star: Groz Beckert. The Cross-Star needles have 4 sides which means they catch fibres from 4 different places rather than 3 as the triangle needles do, making them a much harder worker.
Twisted / Spiral Star: The best of both worlds of the twisted needles and the star needle combined. We love these needles! They were a favourite gift in our 2018 advent calendar.
How to differentiate our needles if they are no longer in their original packaging: we mark most of our needles with a little colour at the top, the colour chart is unique to us! Some of our needles are unmarked below is a guide on how to tell our needles apart:
#42 baby pink x 3 very fine
#40 red x 3 fine
#38 purple x 3 medium
#36 black x 3 coarse
#40 green x 6 fine
#38 orange x 6 medium
#36 white x 6 coarse
#32 teal x 5 coarse
#40 coral x 3 fine
#38 blue x 3 medium
Cross Star needles:
#38 yellow x 3
Our basic needles (usually in our kits) are not marked but can be differentiated by their variation in length (which makes them much easier to distinguish if you are a beginner!):
fine #40 shortest (standard length as all our other needles), #38 slightly longer and #36 longest!