Needle felting was invented in the 1800’s with the first patent for a needlepunch machine given in 1859. These machines were originally designed to make batting and insulation from shoddy (shredded woollen garments), slaughterhouse fibres and even from soldiers’ haircuts.
In the Western world felt is widely used as a medium for expression in textile art, as well as design, where it has significance as an ecological textile.
As an introduction to this craft, Creative Needles offers a variety of small and large kits, ranging from brooches, decorative ornaments to wall hangings. Perfect for stocking fillers, teachers gift or secret Santa's too.