The Gentle Roller is a new device for an ancient craft -a wet felt rolling machine invented for ﬁbre artists of the 21st Century. 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.
This compact, safe, and attractive tool will complement your studio and work quietly beside you, freeing you for more important activities like planning your next piece or enjoying a well-earned break.
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 (43 inch) allowing you to comfortably handle 36 inch wide fabric. The larger roller width of 1400mm (55 inch) will easily cope with 48 inch wide fabric. If you work with narrower pieces, you can make multiple items at once.
With its oscillating (forward and backward) action, The Gentle Roller is the only true replacement for hand rolling. Of course you can roll in one direction only if you need to.
The Gentle Roller provides nuanced control over the speed of rotation, the number of forward and reverse rotations and number of cycles, programable from a simple to use touch pad and user display. The high torque, low voltage motor uses only 24 watts average power and the power pack is suitable, and certified, to use world-wide. And we guarantee it for 2 million cycles or 2 years.
The Gentle Roller is the only wet felt rolling machine to come with its own fulling drum. The unique and stylish fulling drum completes the felting process shrinking your pre-felt by as much as 75% surface area. Fulling is often usually performed by hand, agitating and kneading (sometimes throwing and bashing) the pre-felt and aided by warm soapy water. The Gentle Roller Fulling Drum performs this agitation for you.
The Gentle Roller also comes with drive rollers specifically designed for your felting needs, whether doing soft, light weight felts or heavier sculptural pieces. And if you are a highly productive felt maker, a second drive roller allows you to increase your felting efficiency by up to 100%* by allowing you to work on two pieces at the same time. (* compared with using only one Gentle Roller drive roller.)
The Gentle Roller - wet felt rolling machine has numerous patented features including the drive roller and oscillating drive.