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Clover Felting Needle Tool
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- No thread or glue needed
- Comes with a clear lock cover for safety and storage
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That said, this tool is well made and easy to use - the guard helps prevent accidents (felting needles are sharp!), so if you're only doing flat felting, then go ahead and get it.
I wish I had done more research before jumping into needle felting - I ended up spending more money than I should have for the wrong tools. Yes, that's my fault, but I hope you'll learn from my mistake.
It's got 5 needles instead of 1 to increase your felting ability. It also has a clear plastic cover which slips down over the needles after each "stab" to prevent injury. The needles are extremely sharp, so a built-in safety measure seemed a great idea, particularly for younger kids (age 8 + is recommended) who are learning to felt. But after about 15 minutes of use, 4 of the 5 needles bent and two broke off completely. I'm not particularly heavy-handed, they just snapped off. The steel is thin and brittle. Maybe we just got a bad batch? I am going to replace them once and see if the same thing happens. An update will follow...
March 15, 2013: I did purchase another of these multiple needle tools and tried slowing down a lot and going straight into the wool (not at an angle) as two helpful commenters suggested. But these really are fragile... it's the nature of the beast, I suppose. Ultimately, I've concluded that it's better to use one single felting needle, which offers greater flexibility and 4 fewer chances for breakage. Stands to reason that it's easier to poke one needle straight into the wool than 5. If you're a very gentle person and have particularly gifted hands, you could probably use this tool with success, but I really can't recommend it for children. I've reasonably good fine motor skills, but this tool didn't work for me.
4 stars only because i wish there were more needles in the head - you have to punch many times over the same area to get a secure effect.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Did the job. But broke 2 of the 5 needles with in the first 5 minutes of use. :(Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
I like using this, unsure at first, but once you get the hang on using it, its great, I have not had any needles break yet, did order replacement because I do enjoy using it. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Beverly Favero
all the needles broke within 30 min. I was using it correctly on a felting pad.Published 2 months ago by Angie Spour
Recently my 3 needle-pen broke (or better a needle broke) and so I started using this one a little more while I was waiting for the replacement needle to come. It is pretty good. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Morgante