Handy Guide to Felt Alive Felting Needles

What Felting Needle Do I Need?

A Guide to Felt Alive Felting Needles

5 star customer review - felt alive needle felting suppliesLove these needles!!!!
"I absolutely love these needles! Will not use anything else. The comfort and ease they provide while crafting is such a blessing. Thank you for creating such an amazing product!!!"
Nancy G. from Mayfield, KY

Felt Alive Felting Needles come in our original Single Points and our multi-needle felting tools, Double Points and Quad Points

Multi Needle Felting Tools Explained

Single Point Felting Needles

These are our original color coded felting needles - a single needle permanently affixed in a colorful, cushy handle. Even though our Doubles and Quads speed things up, I do most of my felting with single point needles. As the wool tightens (or felts,) multiple needles become increasingly difficult to pierce through and I switch to my single point felting needles.

Double Point Felting Needles

These definitely speed things up when one poke counts as two! I start nearly every project with double point needles but they work best when the fibers are still fairly loose. If you start feeling resistance, switch to your Single Point.

Quad Point Felting Needles

Our quad point felting needles have a tapered tip pattern making them easier to glide into the wool. The quads are great for covering large areas and work especially well for flat felting. The important thing to remember about quads is that even though they can speed things up (one poke counts as four,) as your wool felts up, piercing through can make one poke more difficult than four and it's best to switch to either your Double Point or Single Point or to a finer gauge Quad.

5 star customer review - felt alive needle felting suppliesI purchased this needle along with the yellow needle. They are very easy to work with. I like the colored handles as I can now tell the difference in the sizes!
Red Superstar Needle Reviewed by: anne from new england

beginner felting needles

Orange Beginner Felting Needles

formerly called our Red/Yellow Short Blade

This is a fine gauge needle with a short, sturdy star blade (4 blade edges.) It's the needle I recommend for beginner needle felters. It is wonderful if you needle felt over wire (or even rocks, sticks etc.) or if you are needle felting through fabric. If you tend to break needles while felting, THIS is the felting needle for you!

This needle is great for all-purpose felting. It felts much like our trusty Yellow All-Purpose felting needle but the shorter blade makes it much sturdier.

Available in Single, Doubles and Quads!

Try our Orange Beginner Felt Alive Felting Needles Today!

orange beginner felting needles

Single Point $5.95 - 2 per pack

orange beginner double point felting needles

Double Point $6.25- 1 per pack

orange beginner quad point felting needles

Quad Point $12.95 - 1 per pack


Orange Beginner Needles were formerly called red/yellow short blades

5 star customer review - felt alive needle felting suppliesWant more of these needles!
"I have just started felting and I ordered a fun pack of the assorted needles and this short needle. I love love love it!! It is my favorite!! I have other needles from other places and I keep using this shortened one! I am going to order more to have on hand! You ought to try some!"
Orange Beginner Reviewed by Shon from Alma, Kansas

all-purpose felting needles

Yellow All-Purpose Felting Needles

I always say I could felt the world with my yellow felting needles! This is a fine gauge needle with a triangle blade shape (three blade edges) that I find does a great job for all-purpose needle felting as well as finishing. It grabs and felts fiber so well making it a favorite for those that felt with fine fiber such as Alpaca fiber or Merino wool and for those that prefer a coarser wool such as Corriedale.

I start nearly every project with my double yellow as it makes felting the body parts of my dolls go so fast. As the wool felts and the double becomes difficult to pierce into my project, I switch to my single yellow felting needle. My single yellow gives me fine control when I'm sculpting the details of my dolls. The quad yellow is best for special applications like surface felting of large areas or for flat needle felting.

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Single, Double and Quad Points!

single point yellow all purpose felting needles

Single Point $5.95 - 2 per pack

yellow all purpose felting needle double point

Double Point $6.25- 1 per pack

yellow all purpose felting needle quad point

Quad Point $12.95 - 1 per pack


5 star customer review - felt alive needle felting supplies "My beloved single point yellow!! My workhorse needle that I couldn't live without. Just gets the job done every time. I start to panic when I'm running low on single yellows! Fast and efficient speedy felting with this one."
Single Yellow All-Purpose Reviewed by: Liz S. from United Kingdom

red 38 star felting needles

Red Superstar Felting Needles

Our red superstar needle is a medium gauge with a star blade (four blade edges.) It is a favorite multi-purpose felter, especially for felting with coarse or hairy wool. It works great for finishing down the fuzzies and for surface felting.

The double point red felting needles will speed up your felting until the felt becomes too dense to easily pierce - then you'll need your single point. The red quad point needle works best for large projects and flat felting.

Try our Red Superstar Felt Alive Felting Needles Today!

Single, Double and Quad Points!

red multi purpose felting needles

SINGLE POINT $5.95 - 2 per pack

red multi purpose needle double point

DOUBLE POINT $6.25 - 1 per pack

red superstar felting needles quad point

QUAD POINT $12.95 - 1 per pack

5 star felting needle review "Love these needles. I'm a beginner felter and they are wonderful to work with."
Double Red Superstar Reviewed by: PAMELA from CATLETTSBURG


blue ultra-fine finisher felting needles

Blue Finisher Felting Needles

Our Blue Finisher is an ultra-fine gauge triangle blade felting needle that is perfect for fine detail work, surface design and for finishing up the surface of your felt. It doesn't felt down your project yet closes up holes left behind by other needles. It works great with fine fiber.

I use the blue single point needles when creating the needle felted eyes of my dolls. It is also a favorite for adding a rosy glow to their cheeks. The blue double point is my favorite for quick finishing of the surface of my dolls and the quad point is perfect for finishing large areas.

NOTE: Our manufacturer discontinued our original blue finisher needles and after testing, we finally have NEW blue finishers

Try our NEW Blue Finisher Felting Needles Today!

Single, Double and Quad Points!

blue finisher felting needles single point 2 pack

SINGLE POINT $5.95 - 2 per pack

blue finisher felting needles double point

DOUBLE POINT $6.25 - 1 per pack

blue finisher felting needle quad point

QUAD POINT $12.95 - 1 per pack

5 star felting needle reviewAmazing tool!

"I do a lot of flat felting and this tool quickly felts my pieces without damaging the wool or showing big holes everywhere. Great for making clothes for dolls or felt "paintings". Highly recommend!!" Blue Quad Finisher Reviewed by: Amanda from Minnesota

heavy duty felting needles

Black Heavyweight Felting Needles

This is a sturdy, coarse triangle blade needle for deep, fast felting and attaching parts. I use it for heavy duty work like attaching needle felted parts together and for felting hair deep into a head. We offer this workhorse in single point only because it can be difficult to pierce into the wool and tends to leave large holes behind.

Available in Single Point Only

heavy duty felting needles

SINGLE POINT $5.95 - 2 per pack


5 star felting needle review

I make a lot of inanimate objects most recently I started a swamp willow tree attaching each limb would be impossible without this needle I tried all the needles and this is the only one heavy enough that felts deep enough to hold the limbs in place THANKS KAY
Black Heavyweight Single Point Reviewed by: Sandra from Cape Girardeau MO

reverse barb felting needles

Green Reverse Barb Needle

This is a fine gauge felting needle that I like to call "The UNFelter" because it pulls fiber out instead of felting it in. It is amazingly useful and fun to play with so make sure to read the product descriptions for ideas!

reverse barb felting needles

Try our Green Reverse Barb Felting Needles Today!

Single and Double Point

reverse barb felting needles

SINGLE POINT $5.95 - 2 per pack

reverse barb double point felting needles

DOUBLE POINT $6.25 - 1 per pack

5 star felting needle reviewThis reverse needle is fun to use. I tufted out the breast on my little bird. And if you go too deep and too much comes out, just trim with scissors....great tool.

Green Reverse Barb Reviewed by: Terry from Peabody, MA


About Felt Alive Felting Needles

You've heard the old adage, Necessity is the Mother of Invention. That is certainly the case of how Felt Alive Color-Coded Felting Needles came to be.

The needles used for needle felting are tools borrowed from industry. These barbed felting needles were designed to fit into industrial needle felting machines; not for a human (or felted ;) hand. They are made of steel with 'L' shaped ends. There are many different gauges and barb/blade configurations but the needles all look pretty much the same.

When I first started needle felting I was VERY confused about what needles to use and even more confused about how to tell them apart. I could tell that certain needles seemed to work better than others but I really had no clue! I would just grab needles and felt for a little while to see if it was effective or not. EVENTUALLY after trying many different needles I settled on my favorites. Still, I found them to be uncomfortable to hold onto for hours of needle felting. They are slippery and that 'L' shaped end can dig in to your fingertips as you work. It felt like I was using tools designed for industry and I still couldn't tell them apart!

I was in love with this wonderful craft and I wanted tools that felt fun!

In my quest to find the perfect felting needles, I found color-coded needles and I found felting needle handles but I could not find just what I was looking for. So, we had to re-invent the wheel (err, needle) to have fabulous tools for this fabulous craft. And after much trial and error, our fabulous needles were born. We color coded them to accompany Felt Alive Video Workshops making it easy for my students to follow my lead and we cushioned them for comfort. One thing led to another and soon we found that two needles together work really great and four needles together - well, just wow!

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