How do you needle felt yarn?

What needles do I need for needle felting?

A medium gauge needle, such as a 36 or 38, is a good size for general felting. Fine gauge needles, such as 40, are good for fine work and finishing off.

Can I use a sewing needle to felt?

For sewing felt on a sewing machine, a medium-sized needle 70/10 or 80/12 will work well for regular felt. … But be careful, a thicker needle may leave holes. With majority of felt sewing projects you’ll be fine with a medium-size needle. For sewing felt, use a 70/10 or 80/12 universal machine needle.

Is felting easy to learn?

The great thing about felting, whether it be wet or needle felted is that it’s an easy craft and you don’t need a long or expensive list of equipment. As with any craft there are essential tools but the most impressive tool will be your own imagination.

Is felting difficult?

Needle felting is an excellent craft for people of all ages. It requires some skills, but those skills aren’t too hard to learn. The most important skill with needle felting is patience; if you can slow down your desire to finish, you can have a fun time making awesome felt creatures!

Why is my wool not felting?

If your wool is drafted on too thickly or too thinly it won’t felt into the silk properly. Remember, the barbs on your fiber have to get all the way through the silk to the back in order to adhere properly. Sharon says, “Wool works better as a team”.

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Why do my felting needles keep breaking?

Breaking Felting Needles.

If you see the tip of your felting needle bow or bend as you are poking into your piece, this is an indicator that you are applying sideways pressure to your felting needle & it will snap. You can poke in & out at any angle as long as the tip of your felting needle stays straight.