Frequently Asked Questions

Needle Felting

What is Needle Felting

I put together tons of information and videos explaining needle felting here:

Needle Felting 101

What is a Felting Needle?
Do Felting Needles Wear out?
What is the best age for a child to start needle felting?

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How much wool do I need for a needle felting project?

Needle Felting Kits

How difficult are your needle felting kits?

All of my kits are designed for beginners. You will be able to complete these kits even if you have never even heard of felting before. Beginners can do any of the kits but I have ordered them in order of difficulty here:
Needle Felting Kits:
In order of difficulty:
1. Snowman kit (Beginner)
2. Sheep kits
3. Pumpkin Kit
4. Penguin Kit
5. Bear Kit
6. Hippo Kit (Advanced Beginner)
7. Chicken Kits
8. Turkey Kit
9. Dragon Kit
10. Mouse Kit
11. Bunny Kit

How old does a child need to be to complete your needle felting kits?

This depends on the child. There are sharp needles in the kit and it does require some patience. I have had 7 year olds complete the kits without a problem. Younger children have completed my kits with the help of an adult.

You may find this blog post helpful- What is the Best age for a Child to Start Needle Felting?

All of my kits are designed for beginners. You will be able to complete these kits even if you have never even heard of felting before. Beginners can complete any of the kits but I have ordered them in order of difficulty here:
Needle Felting Kits:
In order of difficulty:

1. Snowman kit (Beginner)
2. Sheep kits
3. Pumpkin Kit
4. Penguin Kit
5. Bear Kit
6. Hippo Kit (Advanced Beginner)
7. Chicken Kits
8. Turkey Kit
9. Dragon Kit
10. Mouse Kit
11. Bunny Kit

Do you offer advanced needle felting courses?

Yes! You will want to check out my Needle Felting Academy.

Do I need to create an account before making a purchase?

No, you will create an account during checkout.  If you are a member of the Needle Felting Academy you will want to make sure you are logged in to receive your discount.

 

I absolutely loved the Needle Felting Kit I purchased from Bear Creek Felting where can I leave a review?

Go to the Needle Felting Kit section and click on the kit you purchased, scroll down the page to the description section.  You will see a review tab next to description.  Click on that and write your review.

*Only logged in customers who have purchased this product may leave a review.

You can also leave a testimonial or review here.

Do you have kits for the cheetah, lion and buck that you have listed on your Gallery page?

You can find all of the beginner and advanced beginner needle felting kits that I have available here.  

You can learn how to make the more advanced sculptures in the Needle Felting Academy.

You can find the courses that are currently available in the Academy here.  I will be adding new courses to the academy continually, if you do not see what you are looking for now there is a good chance it will be available in the future especially if it is a sculpture you found in the gallery.  There are more courses available in the academy that are not a specific animal. There are courses teaching different techniques as well.

Bear Creek Needle Felting Academy

What is the Needle Felting Academy?

The Needle Felting Academy is a membership community offering you access to an ever growing variety of VIDEO Courses that will show you how to needle felt the BEST sculptures you’ve ever felted.  Learn new techniques, chat with needle felting artists from all over the world and I will be available to personally answer your needle felting questions in the forum.

Plus, new content is added on a regular basis.

Learn more about the Needle Felting Academy here.  

Do I get complete access to everything right away?
Yes!  Every course, every resource, every training is available as soon as you become a member.
Are the courses at specific times, or are they videos that I will be able to access at my convenience and pause, review and continue as I work?
There are a variety of courses at all skill levels that are available for you to view at your convenience at any time during your membership.  The courses are videos that you can pause, review and continue as you work.
Is there any limit as to how many courses I can access over the length of my membership?
You will have access to all the courses throughout the length of your membership.  There is no limit.
Is a yearly membership for a calendar year, or for twelve months from the time I enroll?
The yearly membership continues for twelve months from the time you enroll.
After my initial yearly membership, if I were to enroll for another year, would there be new courses or only the ones I have already had access to?
New classes are added all the time.  You will have access to the new courses as they become available as well as the old ones.
Does the membership allow members to communicate with each other?
Yes.  There is a forum where you can communicate with other members, share pictures, files etc.  I am in the forums as well to answer questions and give feedback on your work.
Are the materials for the courses provided with the membership?
No.  A materials list is provided for each course with the amount and colors of wool needed as well as other supplies.  You are welcome to source your own materials, use what you have on hand or purchase a course kit from Bear Creek Felting.
I would like to become a member of the Felting Academy, but.. I'm from Spain, Is this possible? .
The Academy is all online, the courses and forum are all accessible from anywhere.  It is in English.  I do offer the course supplies which are not necessary for you to purchase but are available for your convenience and I do ship to Spain.  You can find the materials locally as well, whatever works best for you.  We currently have members from all over the world!
I want to know if in your video academy you have only animals or do you have other crafts. I love all your animals and I'm very excited to start, but I also want to learn how to do gnomes, dolls, and miniatures.

You can find all of the courses available in the Academy here. Scroll down the page until you see the slideshow showcasing the courses.  I am adding new courses continually.

Needle Felted Art

Do you do custom orders?

Thank you for your interest in my art! I am afraid I do not do custom work. I did for awhile and found that it was more stressful and took the fun out of what I do. I have found that I can do better work on an animal that I am inspired to make.

That said, I do take requests. I love to hear what my customers would like me to make. I can’t guarantee that I will make it but sometimes I am inspired by a request. I keep a list of requests and check it often when deciding what I would like to make next. If you have pictures that is even more inspiring.

I do remake past sculptures.  For example I have made 9 giraffes, 7 moose, 865 snowmen etc. 😉

I post all my new works on my Facebook page, plus I send out an email newsletter.

Where can I find the Bear Creek Bunnies?

needle felted bunnyYou can find the Bear Creek Bunnies in my Etsy shop.  The Bear Creek Bunnies sell out quickly, you may want to sign up for the Bunny Alert Email to be notified when I have new bunnies available.

Learn more about the Bear Creek Bunnies and the story behind them here.

 

I recently saw photos of your snowmen on Facebook with knitted hats and scarves. Do you have a pattern available for the "accessories" ?

Yes, you can purchase the hat and scarf pattern here and the Snowman Needle Felting kit here.  Bear creek Snowman

Where can I find the Bear Creek Snowmen?

knitting patternYou can find the Bear Creek Snowman in my Etsy shop.

Learn more about the Bear Creek Snowmen here.

 

Needle Felting Academy Member Questions

How do I access the Academy?

Right after you complete your membership purchase you will be redirected to the Academy.  You will also receive an email with a link to the Academy.  The email will also tell you what you need to do to get started.  To access the Academy in the future click on account in the top right hand corner and then click on the button that says “Go to the Academy”  Click on the image below to watch the video.

How do I find the courses within the Academy?

Once you get into the Academy scroll down the page until you see the section that says “Needle Felting Courses, Click Here”  Click on that and you will see all the courses available.  You will also find a video in the start here first category that will guide you through everything that is available in the Academy.  This video will also come in your first email.

How do I Cancel my subscription to the Needle Felting Academy?

Click to on image to play video

I love the Academy so much I want to upgrade from Monthly to an Annual Membership. How do I do that?

Click on image below to watch video.

If I cancel my membership can I join again at a later time?

Yes, you can resubscribe at any time.  Prices may increase.  You stay locked in at the current price as long as you remain a member.

 

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