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Gentle Roller GR1100FD+SF. Wet felt rolling machine with fulling drum and soft feel drive roller

Gentle Roller GR1100FD+SF. Wet felt rolling machine with fulling drum and soft feel drive roller

Regular price $1,750.00 AUD
Regular price $2,350.00 AUD Sale price $1,750.00 AUD
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AUD1750, USD1280, CAD1675, EUR1100, GBP925, NZD2000. 

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GR1100FD+SF - The Gentle Roller with Fulling Drum plus Soft Feel Drive Roller

This is the combination of the most popular Gentle Roller with the unique Fulling Drum with Soft Feel Drive Roller.   This comes complete with:

GR1100 - Gentle Roller wet felt rolling machine

  • 1100mm (43in) Firm Feel Drive Roller, plus

  • 3 idle rollers for side and top gravity loading. Safe for the user or prying little fingers, plus,

  • 2 sets of accessory velcro straps for holding small or larger bundles,

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  • The firm feel drive roller has an exclusive design double wall aluminium core drive roller for extra strength. Ideal for those making rugs and heavier items.

  • All idle rollers have an exclusive design aluminium core for greater stiffness and improved roller contact during felting.

  • All the drive and idle roller contact surfaces are sculptured self-skinning polyurethane with a cushioned feel while being robust and hard wearing.

  • Nuanced control over speed, forward and reverse rotations and number of cycles.

  • Quick flick security lock to keep your drive roller in place while working.

  • A multilingual display panel features 5 languages - English, French, Spanish, Italian, German.

  • High torque, low voltage motor that uses only 24 watts average power. The power pack is suitable, and certified, to use world-wide.

  • Low profile and narrow width, so it's not too bulky in your studio.

Read the FAQ's on the page menu tab above for regularly asked questions.

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FD – Gentle Roller Fulling Drum

  • The Gentle Roller is the only felting machine to offer a unique fulling drum with two accessory fulling bags.

The fulling drum features an eye-pleasing shape, a large 'barn door' opening, plus built-in slide locks and finger grips for easier lifting. Highly recommended to complete the fulling of your pre-felt. Read here: What is a Fulling Drum?


SF - Soft Feel Drive Roller

The very popular Soft Feel Drive Roller. The softness of the polyurethane compound provides a cushioning effect under the felt bundle and gently increases the agitation of the fibres thus aiding the felting process. (Please read The Benefits of a Soft Feel Drive Roller)

Purchasing the soft feel drive roller at the same time as your Gentle Roller saves you money as we can pass on the freight savings.


Read the FAQ's on the page menu tab above for regularly asked questions.   If you still have questions?  Contact Us Here


Price INCLUDES air freight to your door.  98% orders delivered in 5-15 working days.  Inc GST for Aust.  VAT will be calculated by your local Customs Office and advised to you before delivery.   VAT is usually lower than your country's standard rate.  

If you wish to pay by "bank transfer" or "direct deposit" please contact us to obtain our bank details for your area.  We can also accommodate progressive payment plans - please enquire. 

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The Gentle Roller wet felt rolling machine

The Gentle Roller wet felting machine

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Wendy Allison
Early days but so far very happy

Arrived quickly, great after sales support. Assembly and use are very easy. Only made one bit of felt so far and I can see I'll have to tweak my technique and practice to become more consistent, but very satisfied with the outcome even for a learner. Thanks!

Susan Bell
Worth it

Enjoying it so far!

Lisa Durant
Great machine

I have wanted to buy a Gentle Roller for a long time but was hesitant as it is expensive. But after reading countless positive reviews I had to get it. It arrived quickly and I have already made a few items that I would never have had the energy to roll myself.
The only issue I had was during assembly. The screw holes did not line up to allow the rotating drive shaft to turn freely so we had to modify them. I was in contact with Phil and he was prompt and helpful but I believe this was a manufacturing flaw. I am grateful my husband is a mechanic and able to help me.
That being said, I am looking forward to many years of felting without the hard labor!

Jennifer Piper
Works Beautifully

I have only had my Gentle Roller for a week, but so far I'm delighted. I set it up following the instructional videos online, and I have made a few test pieces of felt that came out nicely. I'm watching videos and reading the Facebook group to refine my technique, improve consistency, and learn what all can be done, and I expect that learning will continue for quite a while. I'm excited to explore the possibilities!

The gentle roller

So far I have loved my gentle roller, setting up was quite easy and have used it to finish off some projects and start some new sample pieces for some bigger projects. I did complete a new pair of slippers in record time! The gentle roller is no doubt a great investment for my time while I explore more felt making.