This is an example of the problem I've experienced. The layers don't felt together in all areas. In this case, some of the edges have split apart and no amount of elbow grease were able to bond them.
A friend gifted this felting machine to another pal who passed it along to me. It's like brand new. Thank you Patsy and Val!!
What the heck....with 5 needles, this sure beats needle felting by hand. So...I was off and running. This should be a no brainer, right? Yet, I managed to break all 5 needles in a short period of time. I installed 5 new needles and broke all of those too....fortunately by then the layers were beautifully felted together.
It was worth the effort....the 9"w x 3" tall piece is now perfectly felted.
Anyone else out there have some tips for me? My only thought was the layers were too thick/dense....however it easily fit beneath the plastic needle shield and the machine never stalled or slowed down. Just snap, snap, snap as the tips of the needles broke.