With the current state of our nation and world at large, we could all use something to bring unity and bring us together. What if we told you that thing could be needle felting?! Maybe you’re never heard of needle felting, and you’re wondering what the heck it is (check out this blog!), or perhaps you’re just scratching your head thinking, “How a craft could unite people?” While we’re not claiming that needle felting can solve the world’s problems, we are here to let you know how it can be used as a tool to bring friends, family members, and even strangers together!
Coming together over a shared interest
Needle felting, like all crafts, can be done by nearly anyone! This is one of the significant benefits of creating things with your hands. There are very few limits to who can participate, meaning regardless of your age, background, beliefs, etc., you’re welcome into the needle felting community. While you might not agree with all of your family members on issues like politics and religion, when you come together over a craft like needle felting, there is a shared common ground that can’t be broken. If you’re looking for a place to start or an easy way to share your passion for needle felting, consider grabbing one of our beginner felting kits, which include all of the materials you need for your first project!
Expand your community and get to know people better
Engaging in a craft like needle felting is a fantastic way to meet people and get to know someone on a deeper level. Whether you’re looking for something to invite a friend to join you in or hoping to meet new people through a hobby, needle felting is the perfect place to start! While it may be virtual, our Needle Felting Academy is a unique way to expand your community and make connections around the country. The Academy provides members with a chance to grow their needle felting skills, but it’s also a fun platform for communicating and collaborating with other members! Click here to check out our various membership options!
Make space for conversations.
Sometimes it can be intimidating to have in-depth conversations with friends and family, or you may find it hard to make space for discussion in your lifestyle. Needle felting requires attention and focus, making it a great way to shut the TV off and to enjoy conversation with those you love. With everything going on in the world today, we could all use a bit more real, face-to-face human connection.
Create meaningful gifts for friends
Sometimes giving a thoughtful gift is the perfect way to build bridges and form lasting relationships. What better than something made with your own hands? You can needle felt just about anything — hats, bags, decorations, ornaments, and beyond — and our personal favorites are these animal sculptures! If you’re looking for a way to show love to someone, consider needle felting a gift from the heart! We hope this inspired you to build bridges and bring unity creatively! If you’re looking to learn more about needle felting, check out our EweTube channel! We’re always posting fun tips, tricks, and exciting updates on the Nome Schoolhouse!
Did we miss anything in our post? Leave a comment and let us know how you’ve experienced needle felting as a means of connection!