The Gentle Roller - felt rolling machine
The Gentle Roller wet felt rolling machine is a new device for an ancient craft - a felting machine invented for ﬁbre artists of the 21st Century. For the felt maker or nuno felt maker, The Gentle Roller is a break-through in the exhausting and repetitive process of hand rolling, helping you to create better felt or nuno felt — without hard work.
We’ve created a compact, safe, and attractive tool that complements the studio environment and unlocks hours of your day to spend planning your next piece, reading a book or enjoying a well-earned break, while The Gentle Roller works beside you.
It may be compact in height and depth but we haven't scrimped on the important dimension - we've delivered you a large roller platform. The smaller Gentle Roller comes with a roller width of 1100mm (43inch) allowing you to comfortably handle 36inch wide fabric. The larger roller width of 1400mm (55inch) will easily cope with 48inch wide fabric. Both machines can also be used for multiple items at once if you work with narrower pieces.
The Gentle Roller - what makes it unique and the right choice for you
Many felt rolling machines are simply unsafe. Among other failings, they require pressure screws, with the threat of tangling, or require guarding to protect the user. Not the Gentle Roller. It is designed with your safety in mind.
Many felting machines give you no control other than "on/off" and are rather rudimentary. Not so The Gentle Roller. Through its easy to use control panel The Gentle Roller is as nuanced in its ability, as you are as a felt maker.
Rolling is tiresome and your felting may vary from hour to hour. Existing machines also have slippage between the powered roller and the fabric. The Gentle Roller felt rolling machine ensures every roll is the same at the last, and the unique drive system eliminates slippage.
No it's not an Ikea pack, but the motor housing is separate from the main roller assembly. Four screws are all it takes. If you are a serious felt maker, this deliberate design aspect could save you money.
A felting machine doesn't have to look like it belongs in a garage or, worse still, look like it is operated by men in white laboratory coats - surprisingly most do! Not The Gentle Roller with its colourful body and streamlined design.
Your real skill is in the lay out and design of your felt project. The Gentle Roller felt rolling machine removes a tedious manual process and gives you more time for leisure or to concentrate your efforts on more productive work.
The Gentle Roller Collection
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User friendly, great design, love the safe and non industrial material the gentle roller is made of. … and 1st class customer service-Joni and Philip respond in depth to any silly questions from impatient artists,
Congratulations! It looks like a great "partner" to have in your studio.
This is such a well designed machine. It handled the large pieces easily with a great finish.
Looks like you two came up with a winner! Well done!
... promptly went about making a scarf to test it out. Wasn't disappointed ! Incredibly quiet, easy to use , nice to look at, and the scarf turned out beautiful, one happy camper am I, thank you.
By way of congratulations … it is a very good design. My best wishes and thanks again for your positive response and information.
Wonderful people to work with, they answer every question you have and the product is superior to any other machine on the market! Plus it took like 5 minutes to put together and is so user friendly :-)
‘Love this machine you both have done a fabulous job!’
I am having a wonderfully creative time with my new Gentle Roller. Thank you Philip and Joni for all your hard work.
Your support and thoughtfulness to the new user is very much appreciated and the personal touch makes me feel part of a new family of Felters.