New to needle felting or struggling to achieve great results?
The Bear Creek Needle Felting Academy is here to guide you. With the right materials, tools, and expert support, you’ll create stunning projects and gain the recognition you deserve. Join us today!
The Needle Felting Academy is a dynamic membership community that provides you with exclusive access to a diverse range of video courses. Additionally, you can engage in discussions with Teresa and fellow members through our member feed on your computer and in our app. Share images of your projects to receive valuable feedback and support for your creative endeavors.
My journey into the world of wool began when my daughter and I discovered our love for knitting, particularly with wool yarn. We decided to delve deeper into the craft by learning to spin our wool, which led us to purchase a small flock of Romney sheep. However, my introduction to needle felting came unexpectedly, thanks to a friend who gave me some quick guidance and a felting needle.
Over the years, I honed my needle felting skills, uncovering incredible techniques and time-saving shortcuts that made the craft even more enjoyable. My flock of sheep grew to over 300, with a focus on producing wool perfect for needle felting.
As I began selling my needle felted sculptures online, I received numerous inquiries about my techniques and whether I offered classes. I started teaching local classes and later developed needle felting kits to help others learn this delightful art. Since my online venture began in 2008, I’m thrilled to have assisted over 15,000 individuals in discovering the joy of needle felting through my kits.
The popularity of my kits grew, and those who completed them yearned for more detailed sculpture-making classes. They often expressed the difficulty of finding fellow needle felting enthusiasts in their local communities. That’s when the idea for the Bear Creek Needle Felting Academy was conceived.
The BEAR Creek Needle Felting Academy is for someone who . .
Just discovered needle felting:
If you’re new to needle felting, our academy offers beginner courses to get you started on the right path.
Seek a community of like-minded individuals:
Join our community to connect with fellow felting enthusiasts from around the world. Share experiences, ideas, and gain valuable insights.
Desire feedback on their artwork:
Receive personalized feedback from Teresa on your projects, ensuring you make the best sculptures possible.
Have years of felting experience:
Explore advanced courses to learn new techniques and elevate your felting skills to the next level.
Want to add more detail to their sculptures:
Our video courses are designed to teach you various techniques, helping you infuse personality and intricacy into your creations.
We offer various ways to keep your creative spark alive. Engage with our community, which is akin to a Facebook feed without anoying ads, and find ongoing needle felting inspiration. Additionally, explore other avenues we provide to boost your motivation and improve your felting skills.
Are interested in selling or teaching needle felting:
Benefit from Teresa’s extensive experience in selling needle felted art online and at art shows, as well as teaching needle felting since 2008. She’s here to guide you on your journey.
What Our Students Say
I have known about Bear Creek for several years now and purchased a single class online to make a bunny. She was fun and I enjoyed the class very much. When I saw Teresa’s work I was completely taken with it, and I wanted to know more about her methods. I had done some needle felting projects and even taught some classes at the local community college, but this was beyond what I felt my skills were at that point.
When the Needle Felting Academy became available, I was very excited to sign up! I purchased six or more kits and began felting with excitement!!! I loved the Academy so much that I have now signed up for an annual membership. You might say I am hooked. I can pose a question or send an email and I get a response very quickly. I am in love with the materials, and want more. If you want a wonderful experience with no pressure and lots of fun learning, this is a great place to be!!! Online learning with a personal touch. I love it!!!
“Teresa, I have just finished your Elephant course. I can’t tell you how much I have learned watching and listening to you in your videos. Prior to joining your Needle Felting Academy, I was felting simple animals such as penguins and bears that looked more like children’s toys. Being able to rewind and replay the videos has allowed me to felt to such an incredible anatomical detail that my elephant looks like a statue! I can’t wait to start my next project with you! I am so glad I found your website!”
“I am so excited to be part of the Academy!! Being able to watch the videos over and over again is priceless! And the forums are a HUGE help!.”
The Romney wool I’ve bought from Bear Creek is easier to use than the wool bought from a couple of other places.”
Frequently Asked Questions
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 designed to offer flexibility and convenience to our members. They consist of videos that you can access at any time during your membership. You have the freedom to pause, review, and continue these videos as you work through them. Furthermore, you’ll have ongoing access to any future courses that are added to the Academy, ensuring continuous learning opportunities.
Is a yearly membership for a calendar year, or for twelve months from the time I enroll?
The yearly membership remains active for twelve months from the moment you enroll. It does not adhere to a calendar year but rather follows a rolling twelve-month duration starting from your enrollment date.
Does the membership allow members to communicate with each other?
Absolutely, the membership offers versatility by allowing members to communicate with each other both through the dedicated app and on their computer. You can access the forum, engage in discussions, share photos, exchange files, and more, whether you prefer to use the app or access it on your computer. I am also present in the forums on both platforms to assist with your questions and offer feedback on your work.
Are the materials for the courses provided with the membership?
No, the materials for the courses are not included with the membership. However, we do provide a comprehensive materials list for each course, specifying the required quantity and colors of wool, as well as any other necessary supplies. You have the flexibility to source your materials independently, utilize what you already possess, or opt to purchase a convenient course kit from Bear Creek Felting.
I would like to become a member of the Felting Academy, but.. I'm from another country, Is this possible? .
Absolutely! The Felting Academy operates entirely online, making our courses and forum accessible from anywhere in the world. Please note that the content is primarily in English. While we do offer course supplies for your convenience, it’s not mandatory to purchase them from us, and we offer worldwide shipping for those who choose to do so. Alternatively, you have the flexibility to source the materials locally, whatever suits your preferences and needs best.