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Needle Felting Needle Chart

What the needle sizes are and when to use them.

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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