A great complementary set for finishing and fine work. Sizes 38 star, 38 crown, 40 crown and 42 gauge, triangular blade, two barbs per edge (six in total) Rubber tipped for comfort and colour coded felting needles I have dipped these needles myself. These needles will NOT fit in a holder for multiples.
As a guide to the different gauges available, the bigger the number, the finer the point of the needle. The star needles have 4 sides and more barbs for faster felting. Crown needles have barbs only at the tip and are used for finishing and smoothing the fuzzies and 42 is for very fine work and fine wool. Fine wool requires a fine needle to prevent 'holes'
Felting needles are very brittle. If used incorrectly, they may bend or break. For best results, always use the needles at right angles to your work and use a good foam base under your work. There are lots of helpful video clips on YouTube if you are unsure.
Care is handling is important as these needles are very sharp.