Painted felting needles are our favorite for keeping track of what type of felting needles you have, especially during a needle felting project where you may be using different types. Our felting needles are precision-made, high-quality stainless steel felting needles made in Germany. We sell seven different types of painted felting needles, as well as a variety pack of all seven (one of each).
Note: most needle holder tools won't fit any type of painted felting needles, so if you are purchasing needles to go into a needle holder tool, we recommend that you order our unpainted felting needles.
If you are new to needle felting, make sure you have a needle felting mat, as well. We sell mats in foam, burlap and wool. The foam mat is more economical up front, but needs to be replaced more often and is not eco-friendly. The burlap and wool mats last longer, are more economical long-term and are both biodegradable, if they ever need to be replaced.
Here are your needle choices, sold singly with pros and cons of each:
TRIANGLE - barbs on 3 sides
#36 Triangle (Black)
#38 Triangle (White)
#40 Triangle (Yellow)
#42 Triangle (Green)
STAR - barbs on 4 sides
#38 Star (Blue)
TWISTED - barbs that twist around the needle
#38 Twisted (Brown)
#40 Twisted (Purple)
Needle Breakage: If your needles become dull, if you are using too big a guage for the firmness of your project, if you punch your needle into the felt sideways or twist the needle, the thinner end of the needle may break. This is true with any brand of felting needle. Therefore, we always recommend, whenever possible, you have at least one general, all-purpose needle as a back-up needle. We recommend a #38 guage in either the triangle or the star as your 'go-to' and back-up needle.
Please note: There is no universal color code for felting needles. These colors are unique to this brand and the colors may not coincide with felting needles painted and purchased elsewhere. Also, if you are wanting to use a needle holder tool, you may want to purchase our unpainted felting needles instead to make sure they fit.
WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD – Children under 3 yrs. can choke or suffocate on wool batting/roving. Keep wool batting/roving away from children under 3 yrs.
WARNING: SHARP POINTS HAZARD—Not suitable for children under 10 yrs. Not a Toy. Contains functional sharp point.
WARNING: ADULT SUPERVISION REQUIRED—To be used under the direct supervision of an adult.