Groz-Beckert Premium Felting Needles - Cross Star 38 - pack of 5 (Black)The Crafty Kit Company
Top quality felting needles made in Germany by Groz-Beckert, a needle manufacturing specialist.
These are Cross Star 38 Gauge needles with 8 barbs, which come as a pack of 5 in a sealed envelope. Medium gauge - finer than a 36 gauge, but still useful for quickly building up the main body of a project. These cross-star needles have a greater number of sides and barbs than triangular needle, so they felt faster.
A quick guide to needle gauges:
Heavy gauge needles are the ‘work horses’ of the pack and will felt quickly. They are not suitable for very small or delicate items and will leave ‘stab holes’ in the work. Gauge 32 would be classed as ‘heavy’.
A medium gauge needle such as a 36 or 38 is a good size for general felting.
Fine gauge needles such as 40 and 42 are good for fine work and finishing off.
Different needles have different numbers of barbs. More barbs = quicker felting. Fewer barbs = greater accuracy.
Read our full blog post with everything you need to know about felting needles here!