What’s your favorite part of needle felting? For me, it’s hard to say. I enjoy the potential to create beautiful and adorable creatures as I’m a big animal lover. But I also appreciate the community that emerges around this craft. It’s the perfect way to share your creative expression with friends and family. In fact, that might just be my favorite part of the fiber arts!
On that note, I’m excited to announce our upcoming retreat. This one isn’t just for needle felting. It will be a fiber arts extravaganza, from knitting and crocheting to dyeing and felting! The wool-dyeing will be a fun challenge. As I felt a lot of animals, I often use natural color wool, but who’s to say we can’t make a purple giraffe or turquoise sheep if we want to? Bright-colored wool can be so much fun!
We’ll even learn hand-spinning so you can make your own yarn. Believe it or not, I started hand-spinning before needle felting and my partner Chris does this with industrial equipment in the mill, we won’t be using that though, just a good old fashioned spinning wheel.
Overall, we’ll be experimenting and crafting with a wide variety of fiber materials. There are so many wonderful options, each with a different texture so you can unleash your creativity! If you’d like a head start, here’s a fiber sampler so you can begin exploring.
I’m also setting some new goals this year. One thing I love about needle felting is that there’s always room to grow and learn! In case you missed the news, I’ve released some new animal kits and I’m also working on felting pouches and other accessories! (Be sure to join my Needle Felting Academy for discounted prices on some products such as this adorable penguin!)
Whether you’re completely new to the fiber arts or want to diversify your craft, I hope you’ll join us for the “Taste of Fiber” retreat at the Nome Schoolhouse in April. It’s been a bit quiet since our holiday events; come liven up the Nome Schoolhouse with this celebration of fiber arts.