“Every beginner possesses a great potential to be an expert…” -Lailah Gifty Akita
Sometimes, getting started is the hardest part of the journey! Have you ever noticed that when starting something new, often, you’ll jump to step Z before even considering step A? I like to think of it as a sneaky way our subconscious psychs us out. If you skip straight to step Z, of course, everything is going to feel impossible! So you never give it a shot at all.
When it comes to crafting, I don’t want you to get freaked out by the detailed, technique-driven, challenging concepts you might find on the internet. Why? Because those days are far, far ahead for you. In the meantime, you could be crafting beautiful, unique pieces that are right in your wheelhouse…if you just get started!
What are the stories you continue to tell yourself about why you can’t needle felt?
I’m terrible with my hands.
Hand-control is something that’s learned! It doesn’t happen in a day.
I don’t have patience.
Patience will come once you’re fully enthralled in a project you love.
I’m not creative.
You are creative; you just need to learn to tap into your excellence!
Needle felting is expensive.
Needle felting is one of the most affordable crafts. All you need is a bit of wool and felting needles!
I don’t know how.
Well, you’re in the right place!
I wanted to round up some of the best resources and guides to help you take the first step. Sit down with a cup of something delicious, pick through these resources, and start your needle felting journey today!
Tips to Jumpstart Your Needle Felting
From determining whether this is the craft for you to some simple, unique ideas to help you spark some creativity, these resources will make you feel comfortable starting your next project.
Is Needle Felting Right For You?
Needle Felting Lingo You Should Know
Simple Needle Felting Tips To Help Beginners
8 Things You Should Know About Needle Felting
5 Places to Find Needle Felting Inspiration
Stuck for a Needle Felting Idea? 5 Unique Projects to Get you Started!
Tips for Taking Care of Your Tools
To protect your needle felting supplies so that you’re not always running to the craft store, check out these tips on wool and needle care!
Tips for Keeping Your Crafts Organized
Needle Felting: The Process
Did you know Bear Creek Felting has an entire Youtube channel dedicated to all things crafts—from fiber to project creation? If you’re looking for motivation, inspiration, or just some fun, needle felting content, you’ll want to click here for instant access!
Bear Creek Felting Academy
Are you ready for the next step in your needle felting adventure? We’d love to have you in our community of crafters. The Bear Creek Needle Felting Academy offers the support and direction you need to thoroughly enjoy the process of needle felting with the right materials and tools, plus many time-saving secrets! You will be amazed by what you can create with someone right there with you every step of the way.
Click here to learn more!
Is there a simple way to tell the gauge and type of needle.