Dear Paul and Cristine,
Thank you for inventing this machine.
My daughter and I have two of your felting machines running all day, six days a week in our studio. The machines have enabled us to compete in the market place with our small business. We chose your machines, not only because they were Australian made, but because they are very user friendly, very safe, very quiet, very ergonomic, quick to load and unload and have proved to be trouble free and very durable.
Most importantly they do what they are designed to do.
From experience we know it can be very difficult to turn raw fibers into consistently good felt. It requires a leap of faith to allow a machine to take over a very delicate part of the process. The rolling machine has managed to do this effortlessly due to its efficient and clever design.
We have appreciated your extremely generous help whenever we have needed it, especially in the early days when we were new to the machine. You are both clearly passionate about your invention and your high standards in production and ongoing improvements have certainly made us happy we chose your product.
Shyama Joubert and Zoe Wall
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.
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”
Wingham Wool Work “UK Distributer”
As a supplier of fibres and equipment for Feltmakers in the UK and internationally we were on the search for a wet felting machine that was up to the production standards of semi professional and professional felt makers.
After much consideration of the many web sites of the makers of the machines currently available we decided to investigate further the Snowy Creek machine. Contact was made in late 2011 to visit the Harrisons at Snowy Creek, Bright Australia, during February 2012 to have a good look at the possibilities. We considered that getting up close to the machine and its makers was very important.
Our meeting was planned by ourselves to last half a day. At the end of the second day we came away convinced that this Roller Felting Machine was up to our high standard of specification, design and manufacturer support. All aspects of using the machine were covered in a very thorough manner, no questions were left un answered. The enthusiasm for and clear understanding of the process of felt making had been taken on board by Paul and Cristine and has resulted in a design that solved all the problems of roller feltmaking.
Having agreed to purchase a machine and further to act as UK agents is indicative of our confidence.
From the point of agreeing to purchase, the whole process of shipping and delivery was flawless.
The machine has been on display at one of the major textile crafts sales events, Wonderwool and attracted intense interest whilst being demonstrated. It is now installed in our feltmaking area of the shop and being used by ourselves and prospective customers.
“UK Distributor” for the Snowy Creek Roller Felting Machine
Below is an Image of some garments made using the Snowy Creek Roller Felting Machine.
These creations are by Jannette Kendall they were on display/sale at Leaping Lizards Gallery Alice Springs.
Needle Felting Tool
Hi Paul and Cristine
I’m writing to congratulate you both on the design and manufacturing of your wonderful Snowy Creek needle felting handle. Since buying two handles from you I have achieved some pleasing results and really enjoyed the ease of manipulating the fibers with help of your handle.
I use one handle with 2 to 5 medium gauge needles for flat felting and the other handle with 1 fine gauge needle for detail work. I intend to purchase another two handles to make up a working set of 1 * 1, 1 * 2, 1 *4 and one for a heavy gauge needle set for sculpting and needle felting into heavy fabrics like Denim jeans.
I’ll enclose a few photos for you to see some of what we have dome using your handles.
I’m far from being an expert on needle felting however I’m happily promoting the Snowy Creek handles to other people with confidence because they are just so good to use, the handles promote themselves.
Garments & Gadgets
Hello Cristine and Paul.
I have been meaning to write to you for some time now to tell you how thrilled I am with your needle felting tools. From a user’s point of view they are really comfortable to use and as you know I spend most of the day in my shop “Hey Cool” in Bright needle felting 3D wall hangings and embellishing hats etc. This always creates interest from customers who ask what I am doing and after an explanation often results in the sale of a tool with needles and some fibre to get them started. From a retailers point of view they are not expensive and are very easy to sell. They also make great gifts to give to felting friends.
Thank you – your needle holders are wonderful, simple to use and they sell very well, what more could you want.
I have used the felting tools developed by Snowy Creek Engineering for some years now and have really appreciated the light weight, comfortable design.
The tools are suited to needle felt a vast array of fibres and perfect for combining wet and dry felting techniques.
I love that I have a choice between a multi need tool which I use for felting larger areas and blending, or the single felting tool which gives me greater control over fine detail…an absolute must when creating my felted art!
Have a look at what else I can create with these fabulous tools
Hi Paul and Cristine, I just had to email to thank you for the best felting tool I have ever bought! I met you at Bendigo Sheep and Wool Show and am loving working with this so much. It is precise light , comfortable and very easy to use. Thanks again will be ordering more as one is good, but more will be better.
Please enjoy a picture of some recent pieces made with your wonderful single felting tool and needle.
Kindest regards Heather Frizzell
Merrylegs Fibre Art.
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