The Bear Creek Needle Felting Cushions are solid wool that is sourced locally from North Dakota farms.
The perfect work surface for your needle felting project!
Foam felting cushions wear out fast and cause bits of foam to get stuck to your project. I have been contacted many times by customers that are concerned with the potential toxic chemicals that might be released from the foam while felting. I don’t know if we are endangered by toxic chemicals when we use one and have not fully researched this but the thought of this actually happening is a bit discomforting. We also should consider that we go through several foam cushions while felting and the impact that they might be having on the environment after we toss them into the garbage.
This needle felting pillows are all natural wool that is grown here in North Dakota by local farmers and crafted by us. We use natural colors for our needle felting pads so there is no dye involved.
Most importantly this felting pillow works! It works better than foam felting cushions, rice filled burlap bags and brush pads.
4 X 3 X 1.5 inches, 7 X 7 X 1.5 inches, 11.5 X 8 X 1.5 inches
I use all three sizes daily. The small size is perfect for working on legs and other small parts. The medium size is handy to take with you and works for most projects. The Large size is perfect for bigger projects.
Don’t just take my word for it, see what Bear Creek customers have to say:
“Not going back to foam! The wool pad is lovely to hold and feel in your hand. It doesn’t make that weird noise when your needle goes through. It is more compatible with the wool, in that the wool seems to roll around on it more easily. I loved it the minute I took it out of the package! It seems to be thick enough and I didn’t have any issues with the needle going through to the other side. I tend to felt in my lap so I was a little worried about that. It handled the multi needle tool and the layering for wet felting great. I recommend the BC needle felting pad. It feels better in texture and softness. It is comfortable to use. Finally the wool seems to roll on it more easily.” Kim
“Much, much more pleasing! Much more comfortable for my wrist holding the work, because it’s not so high off the table as the foam pad is. And if the needle goes through to the wool, it isn’t a problem. Mostly, it just feels soooooooo much better! Try this, I think you’ll find it much more pleasant to use than the foam. If you think you don’t like needle felting very much, at least try this wool pad. You may find, like me, that I’m even happier because I feel like I’ve found a way to really love this needle felting process so much more than before! Peggy
“The pad is a great size and a comfortable height for my wrists, and because it has some flexibility, I can tuck it into my travel kit. I love to felt when I am on long road trips. The foam cushion takes up too much space and it can be unpleasant to use for long periods of time- abrasive to the skin, bits of foam breaks off, etc. In addition, my foam cushion when getting worn (and it gets worn fast) tends to “grab” stray fibers which then cross contaminate other colors as I work. The pad does not do that.” Chris
» » Your Bear Creek Needle Felting pillow can also be used as wool pressing mat. Quilters and embroiderers alike, enjoy the heat absorbing qualities of wool which press both sides of the fabric at once. (The dense wool absorbs the heat so its like pressing your blocks from both sides at once) Reduce pressing time and create professional results. Great for pressing quilt pieces, heat setting embroideries, or pressing seams open.
Check out the Bear Creek Needle Felting Academy where you will find a full library of my video needle felting courses, a forum to chat with me and other members and get feedback on your projects from me.