Felting Needles - in tube (various types)
Felting Needles - all packed in a safe screw-top shatterproof tube:
We stock a mix of needles including Groz Beckert high quality felting needles (see below):
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.
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.
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.
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.
We also stock Mixed Tubes of the following needles:
Standard Mix Tube
(#36 coarse x 2, #38 medium x 2, #40 fine x 2)
Twisted Mix Tube
(#36 coarse x 1, #38 medium x 1, #40 fine x 1)
Reverse Mix Tube
(#32 coarse x 2, #40 fine x 2)
(1 of each of all of our needles, 11 in total)
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:
#36 coarse - White (x6)
#38 medium - Orange (x6)
#40 fine - Green (x6)
#36 coarse - Black (x3)
#38 medium - Purple (x3)
#40 fine - Red (x3)
#42 very fine - Baby Pink (x3)
#38 medium - Dark Blue (x3)
Cross Star needles:
#38 medium - Yellow (x3)
#32 coarse - Teal (x5)
#40 fine - Coral (x3)
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!):
Basic #40 fine - shortest (standard length, same as all of the above needles)
Basic #38 medium - slightly longer
Basic #36 coarse - longest!