The Snowycreek Roller Felting Machine
|The new generation Roller Felting Machine combining ease of use, flexibility and safety into one transportable unit. The design of The Roller Felting Machine provides felters with the greatest flexibility in the finished product under controlled, repeatable conditions. This is how the roller felting machine works.|
|You lay out your fibre on a sheet of packaging bubble wrap, then wet the fibre with warm soapy water, then roll up your work carefully in the bubble wrap around the flexible core. Place the rolled up work between the rollers in the machine. Closing the guard lowers the top roller applying an even constant pressure to your work as it rotates between the rollers. At the centre of the snowycreek roller felting machine is it’s unique flexible core. This light weight mesh cylinder supports the bubble wrap containing your work as it is rotated between the motorised rollers. The flexible cores shape changes as it rotates rolling your work in a fashion very similar to hand rolling.|
With the snowycreek roller felting machine you have the ability to alter and maintain the pressure applied to your work. As your work felts it shrinks, so the top roller moves to maintain the pressure. You can add water inside the top roller to increase the pressure applied to your work. 1 Lt = 1 Kg
Automatic height setting. Different cores and length or thickness of work produce different sized rolls, this machine automatically adjusts to a range of sizes. The design provides a constant pressure during operation.
The process is easily reproduced. The timer counts down and stops the Roller felting machine at your preset desired duration. Opening the guard to inspect your work stops the machine and holds the timer, so there is no need to rush, stop and look as often as you like. The Speed controller and on off switch with light give you control over the roller felting process you can start slowly and speed up the roller felting machine as your work begins to felt.
The snowycreek roller felting machine is guarded to protect the operator from accidental entrapment in the motorised moving parts. A guard switch stops the motor when the guard is opened. The motor is Overload protected.
The snowycreek roller felting machine has adjustable legs to level the machine so that the drip tray drains correctly and to ensure even pressure from any water added to the top roller.
Solid carry handles provide secure portability, the snowycreek Roller felting machine can be carried by two people and transported in a station wagon.
Price $ 6,250 AUSTRALIAN plus GST, packaging & delivery
The easily accessible Speed control regulates the speed of a powerful electric motor, enabling the operator to select the correct speed for each part of the felting process. The on / off switch has an indicator light for added safety. The timer counts down to your preset desired duration each time the roller felting machine is started. When the guard is opened the machine stops and the timer ”holds” till the guard is closed. The timer is reset when you press stop.
At the centre of the snowycreek roller felting machine is it’s unique flexible core. This light weight mesh cylinder supports the bubble wrap containing your work as it is rotated between the motorised rollers. The flexible cores shape changes as it rotates rolling your work in a fashion very similar to hand rolling.
(Arrow pointing to mesh)
The Tracking Control is factory pre set for precise positioning of your work between the rollers. Operation of the tracking control is described in full in the comprehensive operation instructions delivered with each roller felting machine.
Weight can be added by pouring water (max 6 Lts) into the top roller to increase the pressure applied to your work. A funnel with threaded fitting is supplied for adding and removing water.
Opening the roller felting machine lifts the top roller from your work, when the guard is fully open a safety latch automatically engages preventing the guard from closing accidentally. To close the machine depress the latch before you pull the guard handle forward a small amount, then you can use both hands (if required), to lower the guard.
Height closed 520mm
Height open 700mm
Length over all 1500mm
Length outside feet 1225mm
Depth over all 600mm
Depth outside feet 520mm
Power 240 volts 10 amp
Tray drain Left
My name is Judy Craig and over the last few years I have been working with the first Roller Felting Machine Snowy Creek Engineering has made.
There have been many great times with this machine, it has served my needs most effectively. The one most wonderful thing about the felting machine is that it takes all of the hard work out of the rolling. As any felter knows it takes a lot of time, effort and sometimes strength to do all the rolling by hand. If you have a long heavy piece it takes a lot of effort by hand.
While working with this great machine I have been able to do heavy items and also very light delicate items. The machine has a large range you can work with.
In my works I have used Alpaca, Wool, Mohair, Cashmere, Yarns, Beads, Silk materials and many other fibers and such.
It takes a little time to become acclimatised to the machine for the things you like to do but it is well worth it.
After working with the machine for so long I do know I would not be doing the amount of work I am doing without it. Paul and Cristine have been both easy to work with and very helpful with their support, and I do recommend if you are thinking of doing a lot of felting this machine is the best way to go.
Judy Craig of “Becreatif”