These needles are the highest-quality, steel industrial felting needles I can find. I get them straight from the source, and these are the same needles I use for all my projects. I refuse to buy or use anything else. They are absolutely not brittle, and will even bend a little if you accidentally find yourself felting at an angle before they break. Even bent, they're still usable! I've only ever broken one, and that was because I forgot the needle was stuck in my foam before stacking a bunch of stuff on top and heard it snap. I've never broken one while working on a project. I gave one of my double-pointed needles to a friend and studio owner who is learning to felt and where I will be teaching local classes, and it's still going strong. We've had numerous young children felt with these, and none of the needles have broken. As long as you remember to pull the needle out at the same angle you stab it in, these will last you a long time. I'm not going to say they're break-proof, because I don't think any needle is, but of all the ones I've tried, these are the most forgiving.
Make sure you select the gauge when you're checking out. I have 38-gauge and 40-gauge spirals, you can get a set of 6 of each, or half and half (3 of the 38-gauge, 3 of the 40-gauge).
Goods will be shipped 1-2 days upon receipt of payment. For items ordered after 12pm on Friday, they will be shipped the following week. No shipments done on weekends.
Please message me before cancelling to make sure I have not already shipped the item to your home - no cancellations after shipping.
Returns & exchanges
For material items, I would ask that the item(s) be shipped back to me in order to receive a refund - depending on the item or situation you may receive a partial or full refund. No refunds given for items damaged after receipt of goods. Full refunds do not include refunds in shipping costs, only cost of item.
I do not offer refunds on digital items (including custom orders). Unless there is a problem with the download or the files, I do not make edits to ready-made digital goods.
For custom digital orders, you will receive digital proofs before final payment. If something was missed that was initially specified, you have 30 days to notify me, and I will work with you until you are satisfied with your order. New edits (anything that was not requested in the initial order) count as a new custom order. For custom felted items, I will give you pictures of progress work. 50% down of agreed price (nonrefundable) will be requested before I start on the work. No cancellations will be accepted after work is started. I will have already put time and effort into the project.
Here is a link (not my own) on how to clean felted toys and soft sculptures: https://americanfeltandcraft.wordpress.com/2009/04/23/how-to-wash-felt-wool-felt-foods-soft-sculpture-toys/