FAQ: How Do I Wash Wool?

FAQ: How Do I Wash Wool?

Most crafters I know love working with raw materials, and I’d have to agree! It allows you to connect with your pieces in a different way—because you truly have to understand the texture, density, and fragility of the materials before you can start creating your art....
Needle Felting Lingo You Should Know

Needle Felting Lingo You Should Know

From wool tops to carded batts, are you going nuts trying to navigate the (sometimes) confusing lingo of needle felting? As a beginner, not understanding the language could prevent you from buying the proper materials or even inhibit your ability to follow in-depth...
FAQ: When Can Kids Learn to Needle Felt?

FAQ: When Can Kids Learn to Needle Felt?

Needle felting as we know it today has been around for decades. But with addictive Youtube tutorials that transform simple pieces of felt into dynamic, lifelike creatures and a certain freedom that’s not as prevalent in other craft forms, needle felting has taken the...
Summer Activities: Felting with the Kids

Summer Activities: Felting with the Kids

There are only a few more weeks until summer break, and while the kids might be counting down the days, parents around the country are thinking of ways to keep their little ones busy—for the sake of sanity for all parties involved! While the sun blazes outside, keep...
Beyond Felted Figures: 5 Cool Craft Ideas

Beyond Felted Figures: 5 Cool Craft Ideas

I’m a North Dakota farm girl through and through, and I can’t lie, I love animals! I raise cattle and sheep. I grew up riding horses, and I love the fact that I get to bring my kids into this farm life. That said, I know that not everyone is as obsessed with critters...
Gifts for Graduates

Gifts for Graduates

There’s nothing more exciting than living on a farm during spring. The birds are chirping with glee, the entire landscape comes to life with vibrant colors, and the mild weather makes all the time spent outdoors that much more enjoyable! But there’s one more thing...
Make Money with Your Crafts: Etsy 101

Make Money with Your Crafts: Etsy 101

A wise man once said, “The secret to getting ahead is getting started.” That wise man was Mark Twain, and I couldn’t agree more! So often, we’re afraid to try new things because it seems like the end goal is completely out of reach. When I started needle felting...
Needle Felting: From Hobby to Habit

Needle Felting: From Hobby to Habit

I don’t know about you, but if I don’t do something with my hands each day, I start to get antsy! Needless to say that it’s pretty easy for us to always get our hands dirty here on the farm. However, in our world today, we’re always glued to our phones or sitting...
Know Your Wool: Working With Romney

Know Your Wool: Working With Romney

From Merino and Cashmere to Cormo and Wensleydales, there are so many different types of wool for us to choose from. However, not all fleeces are ideal for every project. You might think I’m a little biased, considering I raise Romney sheep, but felters all over the...
How To Make Money With Your Crafts

How To Make Money With Your Crafts

Side hustles—it seems like you can’t scroll through Facebook without being bombarded with ads that tell you all of the reasons you should be working on earning an extra source of income. While I’m not here to sell you a course on how to get rich quick, I do want to...
Simple Needle Felting Tips To Help Beginners

Simple Needle Felting Tips To Help Beginners

When I first stumbled into needle felting in 2006, I immediately fell in love, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t make every mistake in the book along the way! Since then, I’ve helped over 15,000 passionate crafters find their groove and start creating the needle felted...
4 Simple Tips To Go Green With Your Crafting

4 Simple Tips To Go Green With Your Crafting

Just ten years ago, environmentalists and eco-warriors were brushed off and disregarded by mainstream media because our society felt like we had bigger issues than worrying about the health of our environment. Today, Mother Nature has come to our doorstep. There’s no...