This week we’re talking about Vertical wool operations. I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, “wow, thank you, I’ve never heard of a Vertical wool operation!” 😉

Actually, once you hear about it, you’ll be glad you did. 

Bear Creek Felting is a Vertical wool operation. It’s how you know you can always count on us and our wool. It’s how you know that a purchase from Bear Creek Felting is supporting sustainable agriculture. 

Vertical wool operation is when one business takes ownership of the wool for the entire process, from farm to retail. That means the operation raises and shears the animals, is part of processing the wool, and prepares it for selling. It’s actually pretty incredible that Bear Creek Felting is a Vertical operation, because most textile businesses don’t take ownership of the entire wool process.

At Bear Creek Felting, our vertical process begins on our farm where we raise our sheep and shear them. Once we have the wool, we send it just 18 miles away from the farm to be washed, carded, and dyed. Our BCF kits are then assembled and shipped directly from our mill. Our wool can be traced directly back to its beginnings at the farm, which is a level of detail that most textile businesses can’t offer. 

Do you see why Vertical wool operations are so neat? 

When you buy any of our Bear Creek Felting kits or wool, you’re supporting sustainable agriculture, reducing waste, and getting incredibly high-quality wool. You’re also supporting our small local business and receiving a unique wool product. 

Purchasing your needle-felting products from a Vertical wool operation, such as Bear Creek Felting, is the best way to get a unique, high-quality product created with sustainable agriculture. Honestly, you just can’t beat it. 

Get started crafting your needle-felted creations using our Vertical wool products or join the Academy for one-of-a-kind lessons and support. 


Learn to Needle Felt the Easy Way!

I’m Teresa Perleberg

a needle felting sculpture artist, raising a flock of sheep and teaching others how to needle felt as well as sharing my farm experiences.

~Sheep, wool, farm-life, spinning, dyeing, knitting is what I love.

My mission? To help others learn to needle felt the easy way.

needle felted animals

Let me show you how you can easily create beautiful sculptures

by using the correct supplies and techniques

I have helped over 10,000 learn how to needle felt through my needle felting kits and even more who have received personal instruction from me through my Online Needle Felting Academy.

Now it’s your turn! I would love to help you get started today!

Join the Bear Creek Needle Felting Academy today!

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