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)
#40 fine - Green (x6)
Standard Mix Tube: (#36 coarse x 2, #38 medium x 2, #40 fine x 2) NEW! #42 Crown - Opal (x6)
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 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.
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!