« Williams by Bachmann Trains – Monon Locomotive Testors Enamel Paint Set » 3 thoughts on “Colonial Needle Needle Felting Starter Kit” 57 of 59 people found the following review helpful Fire the Imagination…, November 26, 2008 By Arcturus70 “Arcturus70” (In the Orion Spur of the Milky Way Galaxy) – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Colonial Needle Needle Felting Starter Kit (Misc.) We were happy to find the Felting Needle Starter Kits on Amazon as the local Walmart doesn’t seem to support the textile art of needle felting so much. These are well-designed introductions to craft / hobbies, which can fire the imagination as well as inspire critical thinking (choice) and observation. For the price, a starter kit is a great way to try a new art form without spending massive amounts of money. Working with wool roving is actually an amazing, almost magical experience because with just a little effort, patience, and careful placement, one can make something quite beautiful and sturdy without all the mess / fuss that other crafts like painting, pottery, carving, quilting, scrap-booking often create. PLEASE NOTE: Felting needles are extremely sharp, and they require attention, respect, and careful handing to avoid injury. They can break, and it is handy to have an extra set on hand, especially for the new learner who is just discovering how to work the wool properly. This is NOT a product for very young children, for children with poor hand / eye coordination / dexterity, for children with short attention spans, or for children who are emotionally immature. With proper guidance and instruction, responsible and mature tweens and teens might find this an exciting option for artistic expression. Adult learners can also find some rewarding moments with a starter kit. There’s some stress relief in repeated needle punching! LOL 🙂 The Felting Needle activity is a great way to spend a rainy, cold afternoon. Be sure to find a shoe box or other container to keep your needle felting items. Ensure that your needles are secured / protected in some fashion and will not jab when the hands reach into the box. Update: since posting this review, I’ve purchased the Mackinac Moon Open Top Craft Tote from an Amazon seller. This craft bag is much better storage than shoe box! LOL 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 27 of 29 people found the following review helpful Everything you need, August 4, 2008 By Jamika “Jamika Love” – This little kit has everything you need to get started needle felting. Exactly what the description says. There are two project ideas included, and there is enough wool for quite a few more projects. The projects are 2 dimensional. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 21 of 22 people found the following review helpful Good, but not great, December 18, 2010 By svyet – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Colonial Needle Needle Felting Starter Kit (Misc.) I was very happy when I received this, but when I opened it up I found that the colors of the roving were not as they are in the picture. Still, I had great time using the needles and the styrofoam board, and used some wool yarn instead of the roving because the package didn’t come with the color I wanted. But when I was nearly done with a project the day I got the kit, my needle broke. Perhaps I was using too much force, so it may not be the fault of the needle. Later, I tried needle felting the roving, and found that the yellow was much finer and more straight than the other colors and didn’t want to felt very much. I also found that most of the other colors had little bits of straw and grass that hadn’t been cleaned out after shearing. Overall, I think this is a good beginner project, but those looking for replacements for used or broken felting items may want to look elsewhere. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment (1) 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.