Today’s chapter of our journey holds a special significance. It’s about dreams taking shape, about the evolution of personal discovery into a beacon of inspiration for others. Today, we dive into the remarkable story of how the Nome Schoolhouse became not only a retreat for creativity but also a haven for finding peace through the art of needle felting.

As we’ve explored in previous articles, the world of needle felting has been my solace, my source of tranquility amidst life’s turbulence. And, as you may recall, the Nome Schoolhouse entered the narrative during a transformative period of my life – a time when I was restoring the historic building and fostering a creative partnership with Dakota Fiber Mill. It was a chapter of challenges and growth, where I learned firsthand the power of creativity in soothing the soul.

From Personal Retreat to Shared Haven

As I delved deeper into the therapeutic embrace of needle felting, a beautiful idea began to bloom within me. The realization that this art form held the potential to touch the lives of many others was both powerful and undeniable. It was a spark that ignited a journey to transform the Nome Schoolhouse into a nurturing haven where creativity, learning, and peace converge.

And so, the vision of the Nome Schoolhouse as a retreat for fellow seekers of tranquility was born. The desire to share the resplendent benefits of needle felting with a wider community became the driving force behind this venture. The schoolhouse, a place of history and now of renewal, was set to become a sanctuary where individuals could escape the hustle of life and immerse themselves in the serenity of creating art.

Creating, Learning, and Finding Peace

The Nome Schoolhouse is the culmination of a journey that highlighted the significance of incorporating creativity into our lives. Just as needle felting had provided me with an oasis of calm, I wanted to offer that same oasis to others – a place where they could explore their artistic potential, learn the intricate art of needle felting, and experience the undeniable peace that comes from creating with one’s hands.
Whether you’re a seasoned artist or someone who’s just beginning to explore their creative side, the Nome Schoolhouse is a welcoming space where every journey is embraced. Nestled in the embrace of nature and steeped in history, it beckons individuals to step away from the noise of modern life and step into a realm of artistic discovery. You can explore the offerings and possibilities at

Crafting Memories and Finding Renewal

In the ever-evolving tapestry of our lives, the Nome Schoolhouse stands as a testament to the transformative power of creativity. It’s a canvas upon which stories are woven, memories are crafted, and peace is found. The journey that began with a personal quest for tranquility has blossomed into a haven where creativity, learning, and community intertwine.

As you read these words, I invite you to ponder your own journey. Have you felt the soothing touch of creativity in your life? Have you embraced moments of stillness amidst the chaos? If not, consider this an open invitation to join us at the Nome Schoolhouse – a place where artistry and serenity dance hand in hand.

Thank you for accompanying me on this remarkable voyage of realization, transformation, and inspiration. Until we meet again, may your days be filled with the joy of creating and the tranquility that only art can bring.


Teresa Perleberg


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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