« Authentic Knitting Board Zippy Loom, 5.25 by 3″, Yellow White 7 Day Candle – 3 Pack » 3 thoughts on “Clover Felting Needle Mat Large” 56 of 57 people found the following review helpful Works fine but might not be worth the extra cost., August 7, 2008 By Marka Twaina (Florida) – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) While this felting mat works just fine with the Clover felting tool, it really is unnecessary. An equally thick felting foam pad works just as well, if not better. Flat felt tends to stick to the bristles and get kind of messy, which might make roving felt faster in the first place but will mess it up as it felts, too. Also, it’s pretty worthless if you switch to using a single felting needle, and it doesn’t work as well with thin layers of roving which sometimes work their way down the bristles before they get a chance to really felt. This Clover mat does have three advantages over a foam pad: 1)It has a hard plastic back that lets you use it on a pillow in your lap (whereas a foam pad should be used over a hard surface lest you poke yourself), 2)It is well-made and more durable than a foam pad, and 3)It will hold things in place, and so it works better when needle felting onto a felt ball or such. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment (1) Reply 17 of 17 people found the following review helpful Excellent Product, January 7, 2010 By E. Hager (Va.) – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Clover Felting Needle Mat Large (Kitchen) I had been using a foam piece for felting until I bought this brush pad. I could kick myself for not trying it sooner. So firm!Made felting so much quicker and easier without damaging the needles. Placed a flannel cloth on it, and it is wonderful! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 13 of 13 people found the following review helpful If only it were a little bigger, it’d be close to perfect, November 24, 2009 By pukuco – This review is from: Clover Felting Needle Mat Large (Kitchen) I really like this mat and the Clover multi-needle felting tool together. I like that the bristles are stiff and allow you to felt a larger flat area for incorporation into other projects, and that the project doesn’t get stuck to this mat like it might when you felt on a piece of foam. But if it were 2″ wider and 2″ longer, it would be perfect. However, with the current compact size, it IS very easy to store with my other supplies. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply Leave a comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.