These are a triangular blade with a twist or spiral. Some needle felters like these as they find that they go into the fibre easier and in some fibres leave a much smaller hole. Plus they may be less likely to break if not used in a perpendicular action.
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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