The Gentle Roller - wet felt rolling machine
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.
With its oscillating (forward and backward) action, The Gentle Roller is the only true replacement for hand rolling.
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. Both machines can also be used for multiple items at once if you work with narrower pieces plus they come with an optional fulling drum and optional second drive rollers for increased efficiency.
The Gentle Roller - wet felt rolling machine has numerous patented features including the drive roller and oscillating drive covered by:
Australian Patent Application No. 2017368450
European Patent Application No. 17876105.2
USA Patent Application No. 16/464,754
International Patent Application No. PCT/AU2017/051308
A short video below gives you a quick insight into how the Gentle Roller works. (No glossy production tricks - just real footage of the very first Gentle Roller from our 'crowd funding' era.)
There are also six video sections further down the page which demonstrate the diversity of the Gentle Roller: from the finest chiffon and paj silks, to heavy wall art and carpet runner to jackets made with a resist.
Be inspired by what Gentle Roller owners have recently created (pt 4)
What makes it unique - and the right choice for you!
What Gentle Roller owners have made recently - Pt1
What Gentle Roller owners have made recently - Pt2
What Gentle Roller Owners Made Recently - Pt3
The Gentle Roller
Stories about The Gentle Roller
Some background into the history of The Gentle Roller