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Needle Felting Needle Chart

Posted by Sally Ridgway on

Felting Needles and sizes

19 gauge Triangle needle felting needles have a triangular blade with all 3 edges working in a downward motion. The barbs in these needle point downwards. These are heavy duty needles and good for very courser heavy fibres like jute, flax horse hair etc.. 

20 gauge Reverse felting needles are used for reverse felting and create the pull back effects for things like animal hair, dolls hair and a fluffy or textured effect.

These needles can work very well if you are intending to finish you project using wet felting techniques.

32 gauge Triangle felting needles are a sturdy needle, good for working with medium/course fibres and to firmly attaching pieces.

Not recommended for finer details or a neat surface.

36 gauge Triangle needles are one of the most popular sizes and suits a wide range of work and fibres.

38 gauge Triangle needles are one of the most popular sizes and suits a range of medium to fine fibres. 

38 gauge Crown needles only have barbs on the ends of the needles and are usually used for attaching hair to dolls etc.

38 gauge Star Needle Felting Needles have barbs on four sides it is a great all round needle, good for finer work and finer wools as well as bulky sculpting work.

40 gauge Reverse needle felting needles are for creating the 'pull back' effects such as animal hair, dolls hair, fluff and textured effects.

40 gauge Triangle needle felting needles are for fine delicate and detailed work.

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Just Beachy MKAL by Lisa K Ross

Posted by Sally Ridgway on

I am delighted to be a part of the Just Beachy MKAL by Lisa K Ross of Paper Daisy Creations. I have been selected as an Australian supplier of yarn kits for this MKAL! 

Kits are available here

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The Big Wool Show 2021

Posted by Sally Ridgway on

We are super excited to be part of The Big Wool Show on September 4th and 5th 2021

This is a virtual event with loads of yarnies, indie dyers, and fibre artists from all over Australia taking part on-line.

This will be pretty exciting for us, we are a little isolated down here in Tassie and rarely get the chance to show case our fibres in such a fantastic way with so much Australia wide exposure.

So if you a needle felter, felter, spinner or knitter and crocheter make a cuppa and head online to find me here and see what goodies we all have! 

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Majacraft Tensioned Lazy Kate Review

Posted by Sally Ridgway on

I have never really taken the time to think about my lazy kates. I have a couple of cardboard boxes with knitting needles and an old upright one with the little bars through them.

I had even put some fishing line and a rubber band on the old upright at times to make it a little easier but it never quite worked as well as every one you see doing the amazing demo's online.

While these are cheap and ok for basic plying they can be a bit of a pain in the you know what area when doing some of the more complex art yarns. 

I recently kicked the cardboard box around the lounge room and headed off to my local Majacraft dealer The Yarn Inn to see what was on offer from Majacraft.

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Campbelltown Show Tasmania May 2021

Posted by Sally Ridgway on

What a wonderful treat for us here in Tasmania this year! The Campbelltown Show will be back on again. This is the 183rd Campbelltown Show and it set to be a fabulous event and is held on May 28th and 29th 2021 at the Campbelltown Show Grounds

Not just because it was cancelled last year due to Covid restrictions but because it is the Southern Hemisphere’s oldest continually running Agricultural Show and listed by The National Trust as part of our Island State’s Living history, The Campbell Town Show has always been the venue for country and town people to meet together and exchange views and opinions.

The beauty of this special show is the interest of it’s history, the charm of the township and especially the warmth and friendliness of its people, who welcome visitors to attend and share the experience

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