Top quality felting needles made in Germany by Groz-Beckert, a needle manufacturing specialist.

These are Twisted 36 Gauge needles with 9 barbs, which come as a pack of 5 in a sealed envelope. The triangular cross-sectional working area of the needle has been twisted. Due to this and the greater number of barbs, these needles work faster and leave less visible holes.

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 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!