The 38 gauge star needle has 4 working edges, so making it slightly faster to work with.
A finer alternative to the 36 gauge and can be an advantage when working with fine fibres. Some felters like this as it makes a smaller hole and felts the fibres faster.
These needles allow the pre-felting process to take place without the need for soap and water, as well as being used to create 3D forms. To do this they have a series of barbs along the working edge that grab the fibres and move them around. They are produced in different thickness gauges; the larger the needle gauge the thicker the needle.
Whilst all of the needles will tolerate a small amount of bending, too much and they will break. As such a straight in and-and-out action will ensure a long life for the needle. A well used needle will wear out the barbs before it breaks.
These needles will fit into all of the needle felting tools we stock.
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