Felting is fun! You can create felted scarves, bags, hats, animals, sculptures, wall hangings and and and...Choose your felting project and the right method, wet or needle felting and go. Felting is easy to do and you can jump right in. More info about felting below...
This awesome kit is called a Needle Felting Starter Kit, but it is far more. This is a kit packed full with an fantastic array of fibers and a "REAL" book, not a small booklet. Here is everything you need to get started! The Ashford Needle Felting Starter Kit comes complete with the Ashford Book of Needle Felting, which will give you confidence to create your own unique and beautiful felted works of art. The book covers materials, equipment, techniques and provides all the pattern templates. The Ashford Needle Felting Kit also includes 4 types of felting needles, 15 colors of fibers for felting, foam block, wash-away fabric. This should have been named the Super Luxury Kit!
Learn a new craft! Felting is easy and rewarding as well. Felting needles allow you to sculpt your work or add details that you can not obtain when felting with water and soap. Felting Needle Kit contains foam pad, four felting needles, and instructions on use and how to make a felted coaster. Fiber not included.
Cute, cute cute! These Ashford Needle Felting kits let you felt easy and fast! Create a cute mini Beagle or a set of three flirty butterfly pins. Both kits contain everything you need. The Butterflies kit comes complete with fiber, felting needle, felting pad and instructions to felt three Butterfly pins. The Beagle felting kit comes with fiber, wire and instruction and makes this adorable felted Beagle.
It's so easy to create felted art...
Design is printed, just needle felt wool onto felt sheet to fill areas with wool roving. Four kits include everything you need: wool roving in several colors, acrylic felt sheet, felting needle, foam block and instructions. Finished project dimensions are10" x 8" or 5" x 7" (tree). From $10.95 to $14.95.
Felt a luxurious Silk Merino Scarf! The Ashford Scarf Felting Kit is an easy wet felting project, perfect for a beginning felter or as a quick handmade gift or just to treat yourself. The Ashford Scarf Felting Kit comes complete with Silk Chiffon, Merino-Silk wool and instructions. All you need is a rolling pin and bubble wrap. The felted scarf to the left is shown in Black Currant or try the more subdued is Field of Rye. In all seven luscious colors to choose from! $23.95
Additional Merino-Silk Fibers can be found here!
Have fun!! Needle felt fun designs the easy way. Clover Needle Felting Molds give you the perfect shapes! Just stuff the molds with fibers and felt with a felting needle or small punch. You can't go wrong. Attach these cute embellishments to your favorite felt purse, bag or hat, embellish garments and much much more! Use Clover Needle Felting Molds with a single felting needle or Clover Pen Style Felting Needle Tool (below) Felting needle pad required. Choose from eight fun Clover designs! $6.95 each.
The Pen Style Needle Felting Tool from Clover allows you to felt in small spaces such as felting molds or apply fine details onto your project, using one, two, or three needles. The tool can be adjusted to two length of needle sizes that can be used with the Clover Needle Felting Molds (sold separately) for creating 3-dimensional design and applique. The handle offers ease of use because of the "Pen Style" grip action. Easy replacement of thick and thin needles. Includes two felting needles.
This Clover needle felting tool comes complete with 5 felting needles. The tool has a spring type action which allows the fibers to mesh with the base fabric. Ideal for attaching appliques to knits or felting larger areas quickly. For best results combine with a foam felting pad or the clover felting mat below.
This is the Rolls Royce of felting punches! The wooden Ashford felting needle punch allows you to store felting needles securely inside the punch when not in use. A nice safety feature! Holds four felting needles. The Ashford Felting Needle Punch comes with four needles for the punch and one extra needle for detail work. Ready, set, felt!
Same great shape as above, just a slightly smaller size, this value priced felting needle punch lets you store your felting needles securely inside when not in use. Clear, strong acrylic. Nice contoured handle. Three felting needles included.
The Clover Felting Mat is especially designed to work in conjunction with the Clover Needle Felting tool to create applique. This technique allows you to place the applique over the base fabric and pierce lightly with the needle felting tool. The fibers will become interlaced, attaching the motif to the fabric. Perfect to be used with the Clover Needle Felting Molds above.
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14oz of carded Corriedale wool Sliver in 12 colors: periwinkle, black, copper, camel, lima bean, chocolate, blue, green, magenta, orange, purple. Click on image to enlarge.
14oz of carded Corriedale wool Sliver in 12 colors: turquoise, yellow, red, candy, indigo, lagoon, lime, lavender, pansy, raspberry, tangerine. Click on image to enlarge.
14oz of carded Corriedale wool Sliver in 12 colors: Cherub, Ice, Mint, Cupcake, Sweet Pea, Honey, Butterschotch, Toffee, Olive, Cherry Red, Amethyst and Fern Green. Click on image to enlarge.
Replacement felting needles for your favorite felting needle tool or just hold these individually. Choose from five variety packs with four or three needles each. Fits all of the felting needle tools above. You can never have too many. Be safe: Felting needle are not toys and do not belong in the hands of children.
36 gauge triangular point coarse needles / 4 pack, for coarse wools and deep penetration
38 gauge triangular point all purpose needle / 4 pack, for all purpose
40 gauge triangular point fine needle / 4 pack, for fine details fine wools
38 gauge star point needle / 3 pack, for fast felting and fine details. Star point needles will felt slightly faster than standard triangular point needles.
Assortment 4 pack 1-#36, 2-#38, 1-#40
Felting needles will enable you to create felt without the use of water or detergent. I allows you to felt or “sculpt” your work, add fine details and let your imagination run free. It is the prefect way to explore your fiber fantasies and create, create, create!
These little needles have been used for many years in the creation of commercial felt and are now being discovered by individual felters. A felting needle has small “barbs” or “burrs” on the shaft which, when it penetrates the wool catches the scales of the wool thus felting it. This “up and down” or “punch” motion creates friction and thus felts the wool.
What can you not? Start out with a small project such as a coaster, a soap cover or a small critter. Then let your imagination run wild. You can create fine lacy scarves, fantasy figurines, toys, vests…
Woolen fibers that are submerged in hot soapy water can be felted by rubbing and kneading. The friction plus heats opens the scales of the wool, allowing them to bond with each other permanently.
Felt is formed when sheep's' wool or animal fur is subjected to heat, moisture and pressure or agitation. Soap, or an alkaline environment, helps the felting process. Heat and moisture cause the outer scales along the fiber to open, and the soap allows the fibers to slide easily over one another thereby causing them to become entangled, thus producing felt.
As a rule of thumb you will experience that a finer wool will felt faster, meaning that a merino will felt a lot faster than a Romney for example. So…does that mean I always want to use the finest fiber I can? No, not necessarily, a coarser fiber, even though it may take longer to felt has it’s advantages: the created felt will be thicker and will be able to withstand wear better, which may be of advantage of items that are being used a lot (slipper soles, coasters etc.) So, why don’t I just use real coarse fiber then for everything? Well, you could, but no one will love a scratchy coarse scarf no matter how much love you put into its creation.
So…the bottom line is: Your fiber choice depends on your project and may vary. Just make sure you do not purchase super wash fibers or else you will be tying to make felt for the longest.