There's a new kid on the block!
The Gentle Roller felt rolling machine is the latest invention for the craft of felt making. It is the felt maker's friend; designed to relieve the physical pain, emotional tedium and dreary labour of rolling felt.
The patented oscillating motor moves the felt bundle back and forth. The first felting machine that truly mimicks hand rolling.
Another unique design feature is that the felt bundle is wrapped around a textured drive roller, not a pool noodle or other type of core. Textured 'idle' rollers use pivot hooks and gravity to put pressure on the outer layers of your project. These textured rollers, inside and outside of your project encourage the fibers to mingle and felt.
The fiber artist is given maximum control over the felting process with specially designed software utilizing a digital display screen on the motor housing. Number of rolls per cycle; short to long rotations of the drive roller; forwards, backwards or forth/back rotations; as well as speed of rolling are all options that can be controled.
But the innovations don't stop there! No other company has come up with a product to automate the fulling process. The Gentle Roller has an add-on fulling drum allowing the artist to place their pre-felt into the drum and select a cycle on the display screen to tumble it to a finished piece.
The roller comes in two sizes, a 43 inch drive roller and a 55 inch drive roller. Both are sufficient size to work anything from scarves and hats to yardage and garments.
If you are a felt maker, save your back, shoulders, neck, wrist and elbow pains. Invest in your health and a prolonged felt making life by purchasing a Gentle Roller.
Enter the promo code M&M at checkout to receive a free set of elastic straps!