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?

Read the Article – What is the best age for a child to start needle felting?needle felting with kids

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

How do I put the needle into the single needle felting tool?

How do I put the needles into the multi needle felting tool?

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.

Do I have to be a member of the Needle Felting Academy before I can purchase a kit?

You can purchase any of the needle felting kits without becoming a member of the Needle Felting Academy, except for the ones that say they are specifically for the needle felting academy only.

Needle Felting Kits The regular needle felting kits are designed for beginners and contain everything you need including detailed instructions. Anyone can purchase these kits.

Needle Felting Academy Course kits The Needle Felting Academy Course kits do not include instructions because they are the materials needed for the video courses that you have access to when you are a member of the Academy.  You can only purchase these kits if you are a member of the Academy.  Annual members to the Academy receive a discount on all kits.  All of these kits specifically say they are only for the Academy courses.

Purchased a kit that was supposed to contain eyes, but can't seem to find them?

Watch Teresa show off one of the Bear Creek Felting kits in this quick video. She shows where to find the eyes – they are stapled to the back of your instructions.

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 Felting Community.

Learn more about the Needle Felting Academy here.  

Do I get complete access to everything right away?

Yes, you have access to everything right away.

Learn more about the Academy here.

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?

The courses are videos that you can pause, review and continue as you work and you have access to them at any time during your membership.

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.

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

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 courses 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 community where you can communicate with other members, share pictures, files etc.  I am in the felting community daily as well to answer questions and offer 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. Academy Members receive a discount on all felting supplies.

I would like to become a member of the Felting Academy, but.. I'm from another country, Is this possible?

The Academy is all online, the courses and community 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 other countries.  You can find the materials locally as well, whatever works best for you.  We currently have members from all over the world!

Needle Felting Academy Member Questions

How do I access the Academy?

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

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If you have any problems at all please contact us!

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

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

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?

You 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?

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

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