100% Natural Sheep Wool Needle Felting Pad - for precision felting
This pad is made from natural, un-dyed sheep wool. It is specially felted by machine using heat and moisture for the perfect density for use in precision needle felting. This process results in a consistent, workable surface area, and aids in the prevention of over insertion of the needle into the pad during felting. When softer surfaces are used, the needle carries the fibers deep into the pad, fastening the project to the work surface. The densely felted fibers of this pad helps prevent this.
- 10" x 8" x 1" workspace to accommodate any felting project.
- 100% natural, un-dyed, pure wool felt. The sheep wool is sourced from Central America. Color is a neutral gray, but as this is a natural product, color may vary slightly from what is pictured.
- This pad has been wet felted by machine using heat, moisture and pressure. This process ensures the perfect density and durability required in a felting pad.
- The density of this pad helps to prevent the deep embedding of fibers better than softer felting pads, burlap bags, or foam cushions.
Most pads on the market are soft and mushy, which results in projects becoming stuck to the pad, and creates difficulty in felting a flat, smooth surface. This is because the needle encounters no resistance on these other pads as it goes through the back of your project, carrying the fibers deeply into the pad where they remain. The barbs of felting needles are designed to carry the wool in one direction only. So when the needle travels beyond your project, it carries the wool with it, and your project becomes more and more fastened to the pad with each jab of the needle. This is common with soft mushy pads made of foam or lightly felted wool, as their softness allows the needle to go in too deeply.
The Desert Breeze felting pad is made of firmly felted wool. When the needle is jabbed through your project, the resistance in the pad prevents over-felting, resulting in cleaner, smoother surfaces on the back side of your project. This is especially helpful when felting feathers, ears, or any smooth flat project or parts thereof.
The Benefits of a Firm Felting Pad
Gently press the needle through your project and stop when you feel the needle touch the pad.
Please note: Working with this pad will feel different than most other needle felting pads on the market. The density of this pad is what helps prevent the needle from carrying the wool too deeply into the pad.
The felted wool surface of this pad allows the tip of the needle to enter, but slows the needle down as the barbs reach the surface of the pad.
A light touch is all that is needed for a smooth, tight, precision felted finish.