If you are new to needle felting then the needles provided in our Milly Rose Needle Felting kits are perfect for what you need until you become more experienced.
We give you 5 needles in total:
Triangular needles in three sizes:
Small (Red) 40g
Medium (Green) 38g
Large (Blue) 36g
Triangular needles have a shaft that is triangular in shape and has three sides with barbs evenly set on each side.
The small 40g blue tipped needle is used for fine work and to generally tidy up your finished piece. The small needle will also leave the smallest holes.
The medium 38g green tipped needle is used for pieces that are on their way to being finished and that are not unduly small. This needle can be used on the core wool which forms the base of most of our kits.
The large 36g blue tipped needle is used when you first start your project and is best used to felt larger pieces, including core wool. If you continue to felt your project with the larger needle you may end up with holes and a very fuzzy finish.
Twisted /Spiral medium needle 38g (Yellow):
Like the triangular needle, the shaft has three sides but the shaft is twisted so the barbs are in slightly different positions.
These needles felt fast and leave a neat and help to leave an unfuzzy finish.
Cross/Star medium needle 38g (Pink):
Cross-Star needles have a four sided shaft with 2 barbs on each side and the tip is in the shape of a 4 sided start. Cross-Start needles felt fastest but do tend to leave holes so works best in combination with the twisted needles. they are also good for joining pieces.
Once you are more experienced you may decide to invest in some of the other needles that are available..
As a reminder there are several types of needles, each of which give a slightly different finish.
Triangular Felting Needles- Barbs on 3 sides.
Cross/Star Felting Needles- Barbs on 4 sides.
SpiralFelting Needles- Barbs that twist around the needle.
ReverseFelting Needles.....the barbs work in reverse so dont catch the wool when inserted but when pulled put again. these create a furry finish.
All our kits come with 3 x triangular needles and 1 x twisted and cross needles. We also have a full range of needles in our online shop for sale either individually or as part of a kit.