The needle is interchangeable. So when one breaks, or it eventually gets worn out, you can easily replace it.
This holder can be used for any of our needle sizes.
The pointy end of the needles can be placed inside the holder while not in use, for protection. When you are ready to use your needle holder, simply pull out the wooden "plug", remove the needle from the plug, (this can be tricky as the fit very tightly in the plug sometimes) turn it around so the "hooked" end of the needle is on the smaller end of the plug (the pointy part of the needle is extending the thicker part of the plug) and replace the plug back into the holder - smaller end first. Sounds complicated - but trust me, it isn't at all!
Needles are your most important tool when needle felting wool. They have tiny barbs that allow the wool fiber scales to tangle and catch each other, causing the wool to felt. The longer you work the wool with the needles, the harder and thicker the felted piece will become. You can felt your wool into any shape or size you desire!
Please note that they do break very easily if used incorrectly at too steep of an angle or bend (order extra if children are helping you, you will need them!) Simply punch straight up and down in a pouncing motion to felt your project.
Please note these needles are very sharp, and you will be very upset if by accident your finger is in their path. Please handle with care-they are not suitable for small children.
Check out our leather finger gloves that protect you especially well when felting small items.
The needle holder gives you better control and is of good quality and arrived quickly!
This is a simple and excellent tool.
I love these handles for my own use but also with the first graders who comes to my class for Handwork. They use them to felt roving placed inside cookie cutters.
— The self storing handle makes it safely portable.
— The size works well for my large hands and for their small hands.
— The wooden handle and plug is beautiful.
— Acorns & Twigs has the best price I’ve found.
— I love supporting their family business here in the Midwest.
love it! I thought I had ordered the soap too....but all of the products are priced right and what I have gotton is perfect.
Hello Christine! Thank you for the 5 star review! I just checked your order, and there was no soap included. If you are still needing it, I'd be more than happy to help you with that! Just send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we can get that sorted for you. Warmest!!
- Jennifer -