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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...

Finding Time To Needle Felt (And Why It’s Important)

Be honest - how many half-finished craft projects do you have scattered in dark corners around your house? Hey - you’re not alone. It’s easy to lose momentum on a project, particularly when you have so precious few hours to devote to crafting. A lot of my students...

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...

Rainy Summer Days? Keep the Kids Busy With Needle Felting

Summer is finally here! It’s time for swimming pools, beach trips . . . and unexpected rainstorms. Sometimes a rainstorm can be nice to cool things down or cut the humidity. But, as anyone with children knows, rainy days can lead to a whole lot of BOREDOM! Now, it’s...

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 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...

Needle Felting Through the Sheep Breeds Series

How I got started Needle Felting and making Money with Wool from my Sheep

Bear Creek Needle Felting Academy

As a member of the Academy you will have access to all of my video courses plus communication with me when you have questions or if you need feedback on your work. Learn to needle felt the easy way!