Explore the unlimited potential of needle felting. Create your own adorable figures, beautiful flowers and scenes, striking jewellery and embellishments all in flat or sculpted felt.
With just a little wool and a felting needle you can create unique and wonderful felted works of art. If you haven’t tried needle felting, we have everything from starter kits, felting needles, fibres and books to get you started.
We have projects for beginners and endless supplies for skilled felters. We also have a wonderful book whereby each project builds on all levels of knowledge gained.
Discover our Felting Kits
These are fun and easy projects to make as a gift or for yourself. Choose from the adorable beagle or 3 beautiful butterfly brooches. Everything you need is included in the kits with full colour instructions.
You can also choose from our free tutorials right here. They include many different styles and techniques.
What is needle felting?
Needle felting starts by taking a small amount of wool and continuously stabbing it with a felting needle. This process pulls the wool into itself, creating a ball of matted fibre. By doing this over and over while turning the wool it continues to pull wool into itself and the wool and with its tiny scales, it locks together. Continued stabbing and turning results in a firm round shape. Once there is a basic shape to start with wool is added where it is needed to form a sculpture. You can also use wire to help form the shape.
Best Wool for Felting
The most popular wool and fibres for felting projects are our merino and corriedale wools. They come in a huge variety of colours as well as multiple different sized packs.
What is Corriedale Wool?
Corriedale wool has a defined, even crimp and is smooth and easy to spin or felt. You can spin a fine to medium woollen, worsted or semi-worsted yarn. Corriedale will bulk after washing and has good elasticity. It is ideal for baby wear, woven, knitted, crocheted or felted garments. Is it the most versatile wool, making it perfect for needle felting projects. The colour range is exhaustive, which means you can create woollen felting projects until your heart is content.
What is Merino Wool?
Merino wool is sought after the world over. It is known as the world’s finest and softest wool. Its natural benefits are so great that no other fibre – natural or man-made – can match it. It is the perfect wool for those special needle felting projects, that require that extra little something.
Discover our Felting Needles
Available in the following sizes:
Fine Felting Needles
– Gauge 40; A fine triangular needle that suits more detailed projects and gives you a lovely neat surface. Works best with smoother fibres and not recommended for rougher, sculpting needle felting projects.
Medium Felting Needles
– Gauge 36; A popular triangular needle that has barbs on 3 sides. Works well when wanting to create the bulk of a 3D project or when needing to attach pieces. Not recommended for detailed work.
Coarse Felting Needles
– Gauge 32; This is a sturdy, triangular needle that has barbs on 3 sides. Popular when working with courser fibres and needing to attach pieces firmly. Not recommended for detailed needle felting projects or when requiring a neat surface.
Star Felting Needles
– Gauge 38; This is a popular all rounder style of felting needle. It has barbs on all four sides. It can be used for finer felting projects or with finer wools. Also popular for bulkier sculpting projects.
Reverse Barb Felting Needles
– Gauge: 40; This is a wonderful needle when wanting to create a fluffy finish on smoother felted projects The barbs work in the opposite direction with the end effect being the fibre pulled out.
Spiral Felting Needles
– Gauge 36; The spiral needles are twisted. This results in being able to create your felting project faster. It also reduce the surface holes that other needles would create.