32 gauge / 3x3x3 barbs / 3.5 inch length (9cm)/ coarse, fast
Use Lime for cross-bred and coarse wools, such as Romney, Leicester or Lincoln, and fibres of similar or coarser diameter, such as Mohair, human hair and Hemp and Linen.
Lime is a thick needle and should not be used with medium and finer fibres, (such as Merino or Alpaca)
Lime is great for:
- to secure fibre designs on thicker batts with a vertical stabbing action and to cross-link layers of wool in a pile prior to wet felting.
- to define design outlines prior to wet felting using an angled stabbing action.
- for speedy initial felting during early stage felting of sculptural projects, use both stabbing and jiggling actions.
- Once fibres begin to form felt this needle resists penetration and becomes harder to use, so change to needles such as Pink or Mauve to form felt farther or Brown to create indentations.