Felting Needles - in tube (various types)
Felting Needles - all packed in a safe screw-top shatterproof tube!
Basic Needles: Our economy needles our particularly suitable for total beginners (this is why we put them into our kits). They are a lot sturdier and you can tell their sizes apart by comparing the lengths of the needles. The longest is a coarse #36, the middle one a medium #38 and the shortest (standard size) a fine #40.
We stock a mix of needles including Groz Beckert high quality felting needles (see below). They are marked with a colour on the top. Below is a guide to the needles we sell, and the colours we use:
Standard: Good quality felting needles available in triangle shaped cross section. Marked with a colour on the end.
#36 coarse - White (x6)
#38 medium - Orange (x6) or (x10)
#40 fine - Green (x6)
#42 Extra Fine -Burgundy (x6)
Standard Mix Tube: (#36 coarse x 2, #38 medium x 2, #40 fine x 2)
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.
#36 coarse - Black (x3)
#38 medium - Purple (x3)
#40 fine - Red (x3)
#42 very fine - Baby Pink (x3)
Twisted Mix Tube: (#36 coarse x 1, #38 medium x 1, #40 fine x 1)
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.
#38 medium - Dark Blue (x3)
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.
#38 medium - Yellow (x3)
Crown (Groz Beckert): This needle is used for very fine work. The most common use is to add hair or detailed fur to a project. Good needle for use on dolls eyebrows, eyelashes and hair.
#42 very fine - Opal (x6)
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. See our free tips on using the Reverse Needle here.
#32 coarse - Teal (x5)
#40 fine - Coral (x3)
Reverse Mix Tube: (#32 coarse x 2, #40 fine x 2)
Crown (Groz Beckert): This needle is used for very fine work. The most common use is to add hair or detailed fur to a project and smooth the surface. The notches are at the very tip of the needle and it is therefore suitable for superficial surface work.