Needle Felting with Gotland Wool

Needle Felting with Gotland Wool

What wool should I choose for felting? Have you wondered if you should use Gotland wool?  If you have done any needle felting at all, or you are looking to start you will be wondering what breed of wool to use.  I was lucky when I was just beginning I had a flock of...
Needle Felt Your Way Back To School

Needle Felt Your Way Back To School

Back to School It’s that time of year again – summer’s coming to an end, and back to school shopping has begun! It’s time for pencils, books, backpacks, lunch-pails, and a whole new wardrobe! Whew! And, naturally, no child wants the inexpensive plain backpack....
The Joy of Giving Handmade Felted Gifts

The Joy of Giving Handmade Felted Gifts

I don’t know about you, but if I kept every item I felted, my house would look more like Noah’s Ark than anything else! I love giving needle felted items as gifts to people. Not only does it keep my house from being overrun by a very furry stampede, but people seem to...
Needle Felting with Merino Wool

Needle Felting with Merino Wool

What wool should I choose for felting? Have you wondered if you should use Merino wool?  If you have done any needle felting at all, or you are looking to start you will be wondering what breed of wool to use.  I was lucky when I was just beginning I had a flock of...
Needle Felting Family Fun

Needle Felting Family Fun

We’ve talked a lot in recent weeks about the MANY benefits of needle felting. We’ve discussed how it can help Alzheimer’s patients, relieve depression, and build social connections. With all of those benefits, don’t you want to share the art of needle felting with...
Crafting Social Connections with Needle Felting

Crafting Social Connections with Needle Felting

Crafting Social Connection with Needle Felting Have you ever noticed that, as we age, it becomes increasingly difficult to make new friends? It seemed like we made new friends every day in college, and there is invariably someone new to form a connection with at a new...
How Needle Felting Can Help Relieve Depression

How Needle Felting Can Help Relieve Depression

I recently came across an article on ceramics and how it can help those battling depression. In it, they discussed the work of art psychotherapist Joshua K. M. Nan. Nan studied the effect that ceramic art therapy can have in those struggling with depressive disorders,...
Crafting Confidence Through Needle Felting

Crafting Confidence Through Needle Felting

It’s been a long day. Maybe your boss yelled at you. Maybe you bombed that big test. Maybe you hit every red light and spilled your coffee, and the kids are fighting, and it just feels like you can’t do anything right. Sound familiar? We all have days like that...
Needle Felt Your Stress Away

Needle Felt Your Stress Away

Have you ever come home at the end of a long day and wanted to just stab something? Look, I’m not saying I have, and I’m not saying I haven’t. What I can tell you is that one of the best (and most legal) ways to channel that frustration is needle felting. Here are 5...