A needle felt-and-dyed wool fabric is one of the most important parts of fabric making.
It gives a fabric a softer feel, a little sheen, and the appearance of a real wool.
But if you don’t use the right needle, you’ll have an imperfect fabric.
We found out the hard way, when we were looking to add a little more sheen to our wool dress.
We decided to go with a different type of needle felter called a hand felter, which is what we ended up with.
Hand felters aren’t necessarily fancy tools, but they do provide some great benefits, like getting a soft, sheenier needle for less money.
But there’s a catch: the cost of the machine is also higher.
Here’s how to get a needle machine for less.