What do you do when you have felted and felted and felted your sculpture so that now it is TOO HARD to felt anymore? Simply use a smaller needle. I use coarse wool as my core and use a #36 coarse felting needle to felt it. If you also started with a #36 needle, switch to a #38 medium needle, and viola! You will be able to felt some more. I like the #38 medium star needle for detailing after I have made the core with the coarse needle.
Speaking of FELTING NEEDLES… I have found the best felting needles ever!! They are high quality and have comfy soft rubber ends. Regular felting needles are made to go into a machine, not be held by fingers. These are so nice to use and they are even color coded by size! You can always tell what size needle that you need to use just by looking at the colored tip!
I get mine from FELTALIVE on etsy. If you get some, please tell Kay that Gerry sent you!
Felting needles here
Notice the finger guards? You can win a FREE pair($5 value) just by entering by comment contest going on now. Just tell me:
1)why do you like needle felting ?and
2)how you found out about it?
That’s all there is to it! NO MORE POKED FINGERS! Great for beginners!