Welcome to Bear Creek Ranch and Bear Creek Felting, where sustainability isn’t just a buzzword; it’s a way of life. As we commemorate Earth Day, we’re excited to showcase how our company and products embody eco-friendly practices from start to finish. Join us as we explore our commitment to sustainable agriculture, ethical production, and the eco-friendly features of our needle felting products.

Rotational Grazing: Nurturing Land and Livestock

At Bear Creek Ranch, we take pride in raising a flock of sheep that produces the highest quality wool. Our journey to exceptional wool begins with rotational grazing, a sustainable practice that ensures the well-being of our sheep and enhances soil health. By frequently moving our flock to fresh pastures, we mimic their natural grazing patterns, prevent overgrazing, and promote grass and plant root recovery. This approach not only results in healthy sheep with vibrant, luxurious fleeces but also fosters a thriving ecosystem that benefits both our animals and the surrounding environment.

Here at Bear Creek Farm, it's not just the harvest season ... it's also breeding season! We have an amazing collection of adorable sheep, and this is the time of year where we play matchmaker to help the flock grow. Late October/early November is breeding season because it's been about 5 months since our ewes were shorn in April. This means they've had time to regrow their fleece. This protects them in the winter, and then when they lamb in the spring, they're ready to be shorn again which makes birth cleaner. Every sheep breed has a different wool type. Some have fine fleece, some dense; sometimes their wool gets long, other times it stays relatively short. For example, Teeswater sheep produce long, large fibers with a fantastic curl. They're very stylish.

Vertical Wool Operations: A Commitment to Transparency and Quality

Bear Creek Felting is more than just a crafting company; we’re a vertical wool operation committed to ethical production and transparency. From raising our sheep to processing the wool and assembling our felting kits, we take ownership of the entire wool process. This vertical integration ensures quality control, fair treatment of animals, and a lower carbon footprint. When you choose Bear Creek Felting products, you’re not just getting high-quality materials; you’re supporting sustainable agriculture and reducing waste.

Eco-Friendly Crafting: Introducing the Wool Felting Cushion and Needle Felting Kits

Crafting sustainably starts with the right tools, and our Wool Felting Cushion and Needle Felting Kits are the perfect examples of eco-friendly craftsmanship. Made from premium wool fibers grown by our own sheep, our cushion provides stability, protection, and precision for your needle felting projects. Unlike traditional styrofoam cushions, our Wool Felting Cushion is biodegradable, noise-reducing, and comfortable to use. Our Needle Felting Kits feature materials made from renewable wool, ensuring that your crafting experience is both eco-friendly and sustainable. By choosing these environmentally conscious options, you’re not only enhancing your felting experience but also minimizing your impact on the planet.

A Legacy of Excellence in Sustainability

At Bear Creek Ranch and Bear Creek Felting, sustainability isn’t just a goal; it’s ingrained in everything we do. Whether it’s through rotational grazing to nurture our land and livestock, vertical wool operations to ensure ethical production, or eco-friendly needle felting kits and cushions, we’re dedicated to crafting a brighter, more sustainable future. When you choose our products, you’re choosing quality, transparency, and a commitment to environmental stewardship.

Join Us in Crafting a Sustainable Future

This Earth Day, we invite you to join us in celebrating sustainability through crafting. Whether you’re a seasoned needle felting enthusiast or just starting your journey, Bear Creek Felting has the tools and materials you need to create beautiful, eco-friendly projects. Together, we can make a difference—one felted creation at a time.

Choose Bear Creek Felting for sustainable crafting that’s good for you, good for the planet, and good for generations to come. Happy Earth Day!



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.

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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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