Answering your Needle Felting Questions

At Bear Creek Felting, we’re all about building community. To that end, we value connection, communication, and transparency. We want to make sure you feel like you’re a part of our community and that you understand the mission and manner of our community.  Helping...
Shearing Time is Here Again

Shearing Time is Here Again

I’ve been around sheep most of my life, but until I had my own sheep that are raised for their wool, I was never as excited for shearing time as I am now.  There’s something special about raising and caring for sheep. You get to know them. You take care of them....
Come Home To The Range With A Felted American Bison

Come Home To The Range With A Felted American Bison

It is no secret. I love creating felted animals. I love the entire experience from watching countless documentaries and videos of the animals going about their daily lives in their natural habitats to the trial-and-error process of bringing each noble beast to life...
Will You Be My Valentine?

Will You Be My Valentine?

I’ve always been a little obsessed with Valentine’s Day. I’m not sure if it’s the candy, the flowers, the colors, the romance, or a little bit of everything. Whatever it is, Valentine’s Day is just one of those special days of the year. We all need excuses to...
Check Out What’s New in 2023 at Bear Creek Felting!

Check Out What’s New in 2023 at Bear Creek Felting!

Can you believe it? We made it to 2023! The rams are celebrating, the sheep are celebrating, and we are most definitely celebrating! At Bear Creek Felting, we rang in the New Year with a bang. You should have seen those sheep dancing the night away. The rams tried to...
From Frosty Fingers to Warm Hearts

From Frosty Fingers to Warm Hearts

Snow is a strange thing. It’s delicate yet sometimes dangerous. It’s beautiful but also painful. It covers everything yet disappears with a bit of sun (although not as easily up here in North Dakota!). And interestingly, it’s a creative medium as...
Needle-Felting by the Fire

Needle-Felting by the Fire

It will be Christmas (or whichever winter holiday you celebrate) before you realize it! If you’re making handcrafted gifts for your loved ones, now’s the time. Thankfully, needle felting can produce beautiful, completely unique creations in a matter of...

A Friendly Guide to Needle Felting

I hear it all the time: “Wow, your needle-felted creations look amazing, I wish I could do that!” Well, guess what — you can! It may look complex, but like any art form, it just takes practice and patience. Some of my students are darn near convinced...
Getting in the Spirit for Needle-Felting

Getting in the Spirit for Needle-Felting

It’s almost Halloween… the holiday for spooky fun, mysterious magic, and of course, plenty of treats! How do you plan to celebrate? As the crafty sort, I’m always inspired during this season of creativity and mischief. You won’t find me...
Say Thanks to the Farmers!

Say Thanks to the Farmers!

The world would look very different without farms. We’d rely solely on wild-caught game and wild-harvested fruits and vegetables. There would be no bread, cereal, or beer. Our clothes would be entirely made of plastic (even more than they already are)! Farms...
Feel Well with Felting

Feel Well with Felting

As a shepherd-turned-business owner, my days can be extremely hectic. But I always try to find time for my mental health. Especially once lambing season arrives, it’s just too easy to let the “hustle” take over! Thankfully, my business is centered...

Gourds Just Wanna Have Fun

That’s all they really want! And fall is the season for it, from pumpkin spice lattes to jack-o’lanterns. Did you know that the original jack o’lanterns were made out of turnips or other root vegetables? The practice originated in Europe, where night...
A New Habit for Harvest Time

A New Habit for Harvest Time

Since ancient times, autumn has been a season of abundance and transformation…but also renewal and creativity. You can feel it in the air as it gets nice and crisp, like everything is settling in as it should be. Plus, it’s hard not to be inspired as the...

From Farm Girl to Fiber Artist: Teresa’s Story

Our farm at Bear Creek is quite the menagerie. We started with just a few sheep as my daughter Libbie wanted a lamb. This led me to discover the fiber arts, as well as the joys of shepherding! But as it turns out, sheep are like chips. You can’t stop at just...
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