Felting Equipment

FELTING EQUIPMENT

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Strauch Mini-Doffer

Image of Strauch Mini-Doffer

This wonderful little tool is terrific for roughening up pieces of pre-felt or even hard felt so that you can get enough fiber to attach the pre-felt to the fiber base you are trying to felt it to. It has a wood base and is about 1 inch x 2 inches. There are 128 teeth /square inch. (Very sharp, watch your fingers!) People also use the mini-doffer as a small flicker to help blend fiber and color mixes. It can clean out your Velcro and even the teeth of your carders. I am told that some people even use it as a tree ornament. (Pat Spark) $8.00 plus shipping and handling.

(Mini-Doffer at left.)

 

Bulb Sprinklers (Ballbrausers) bulb sprinklerThese water spinklers are really great for adding water gently to your fiver layout. I especially like them for adding water to a highly textured surface, where I have several levels of fibers and decorative elements because the water doesn’t flatten the textures before I start the feltmaking process. I have started using two of these at a time. this way when I am squeezing out one of the sprinklers, the other one is filling up with water from my bucket. Pretty cool! (Pat Spark) $25.00 plus shipping and handling.

(Bulb Sprinkler at right.)

 

Multi-needle Tools Clover Needle ToolClover Felting Needle Tool. This is a great tool for needle felting. It comes with 5 (size 40) needles. The tool contains a spring action that makes the up and down movements very easy and keeps my arm from fatiguing. It also has a cover that protects the user. In order for the cover to protect the needles, you must use relatively short needles. But I still use my longer needles in the tool, as I like the spring action, even if the needles stick out 1/4 inch or so. I use this needle holder with the foam pads that we sell and it works quite well. (Pat Spark) $16.50 plus shipping and handling. (10% discount on 5 or more tools.)

 

(Clover Felting Needle Tool at left.)

 

Clover Pen Style Needle Felting Tool. This tool holds from 1-3 needles and is great for detail work. I like the way it feels like a pen in my hand and is very easy to hold. I use this needle holder with the foam pads that we sell and it works quite well. The tool comes with three needles which appear to be a size 40. (Pat Spark) $14.50 plus shipping and handling. (10% discount on 5 or more tools.)

 

FeltCrafts Six-Needle Tool. This is the tool designed by Don Evans forn FeltCrafts (Anne Vickrey). It is hand tooled aluminum and holds six felting needles. Easy to fill with needles, comes with six needles of your choice (see needles). $24.95 each plus shipping. (no wholesale)

FeltCrafts Double Needle Tool (left) Six Needle Tool (right)

FeltCrafts Double Needle Tool. This is the tool designed by Don Evans for FeltCrafts (Anne Vickrey) A favorite tool of Pat Spark (who likes to use two needles at a time in most cases). It is hand tooled aluminum and holds two felting needles. It has a drilled whole and chain so that it can be hung from your working area for easy reach. Easy to fill with needles, comes with two needles of your choice (see needles). $12.95 each plus shipping. (no wholesale)

Foam Pads

Needle Felting Foam Pads. Made from super-dense foam rubber, long lasting. This is the charcoal gray foam used for packaging electronic equipment. It works wonderfully as a needle-felting work surface. (Size: 9″ X 12″ X 1 1/2″) It’s a good carry around size. $7.00 plus shipping and handling (wholesale 20 or more, $3.50 each).

Purse-SizedNeedle Felting Foam Pads. Like those above, but smaller size. (4″ x 6″ x 1 1/2″) $2.50 plus s/h Wholesale: 20 +, unit price is $1.25.

Felting Net

Felting Net. Used for covering wool to protect images during the felting process. 48 inches wide. $6 per yard plus shipping and handling. (no wholesale)

Felting Soap

Left: Savon De Marseille – French Olive Oil Soap

Felting Soap. Remember those lovely, delicately shaped, colored and scented bars of French Soap that you have seen in specialty Bath and Beauty shops? Well this isn’ that soap!!!! In fact, Kathe likes to call it the “Ugly” soap. But, don’t let the looks deceive you. The soap is wonderful for felting since it dissolves well into many different types of water, from the hardest to the softest. It is also incredibly gentle and moisturizes your skin as you use it. On an historical note: these big, rustic blocks of pure olive oil soap have been made since the 13th century in the city of Marseille, France and are known for their purity. Marseille Soap is totally biodegradable, requires little packaging and its manufacture is environmentally friendly. Authentic Marseille Soap is stamped with its weight in grams – a practice left over from years ago which allowed households to compare prices and plan their inventories. The fine white powder on the surface of the soap is a bit of sea salt, which will disappear once the soap is wet. This beloved characteristic affirms the authenticity of genuine Savon de Marseille. When we buy the fresh Marseille Soap, it is very moist. We allow it to dry and harden so that it will last longer. The soap is handmade and irregular in size. We trim off the bumpy edges so that it will fit nicely into its box for shipping. Savon de Marseille-400 gram blocks (approximate weight) $10 per bar plus shipping. (no wholesale)

Template Foam

Template Foam. A thin, flexible foam that is great for make templates for 3-D felting. For those of you who took Judit Pocs’ class last summer at the Midwest Felting Symposium, this is the template material we used. $3 per square yard plus shipping and handling. (no wholesale)

Watercolor Felt Workbook Kit

Watercolor Felt Workbook Kit. (see Workbook) Retail $80 plus s & h. Includes everything needed for the workbook except the soap and water. Pre-felts (white backgrounds and some small colored pieces for design elements); felting needles; hand dyed, moth-proofed merino top; commercially dyed merino top; white merino top (prepared for needle felting); felting net; foam pad; skewers; and decoration yarns. (no wholesale) If you get the book as well, the cost is $100. The book is normally $29 so this is a saving of $9!

Prices as of July 12, 2013 Page updated: 07/12/2013 Attention: Prices subject to change without notice.

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