I’m Laura, I run Wildflower Felt Designs along with my husband Peter and surrounded by our 2 little boys. In the shop you’ll find a large selection of wool blend felt and other crafting supplies, and on the blog you’ll find some DIY ideas with a dash of entrepreneurial advice! Follow Along:
Die Cutting Kit
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This is part 2 in the Die Cutting with Felt series! We covered steel rule dies in part 1 and now we’re going to talk about wafer thin dies. Wafer thin dies are exactly that; very thin metal shapes with a raised edge that cuts into your material as it passes through the die cutter.
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Die Cutting Tools and Equipment
Die Cutter & Accessories
There are many brands and styles of die cutters on the market. They generally all work the same way: A hand crank or motor draws the die+material through the machine, applying pressure as it turns and the die presses through the material. (FYI a die cutter is different from an electronic cutter such as a Cricut machine. More on that in another post.)
I recommend using the Sizzix brand of die cutter, and more specifically the Sizzix Big Shot Plus for felt. There are different sizes and widths of die cutter, and I just find that the Big Shot Plus is the best size for working with 9×12 felt sheets. There is a larger Big Shot Pro, but it is heavy duty and I would only recommend it if you are running a large business and have a dedicated space for die cutting. The Big Shot Plus is more easily tucked away when you’re done with it.