Actually a single project might use both techniques successfully.
Wet felting fibres is an ancient craft method used to make items large and small.
Needle felting was devised by industry to felt manmade fibres as the wet method cannot be used. Crafters use needle felting to stiffen felt into 3D shapes. The needle has barbs that catch the individual fibre enabling it to be tangled with other fibres. The technique is very quick, just be careful of the sharp needle point - it hurts!
WET FELTING KITS
Our kits are a practical introduction to a fascinating craft. The kit contains fibre, please tell us the colours you want when ordering, a felting mat, plastic sheet for the pattern mould and fully illustrated instructions. The following kits are available.
All of these items help create a base on which to make wet felt.
The Felting Board by Ashford, £63.00, being solid has the advantage when felting large pieces of felt. The others are cheaper, ideal for beginners, and are ideal for felting smaller pieces of wet felt.