BearCreekDesign

Needle Felted Art and DIY Needle Felting Kits

North Dakota, United States · 6460 Sales

BearCreekDesign

Needle Felted Art and DIY Needle Felting Kits

North Dakota, United States 6460 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(2060)

Announcement   Quality Needle Felted Art and DIY needle felting kits designed by Teresa Perleberg using the wool from her flock of sheep.

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Last updated on Jun 29, 2016

Quality Needle Felted Art and DIY needle felting kits designed by Teresa Perleberg using the wool from her flock of sheep.

Teresa Perleberg

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Teresa Perleberg

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5 out of 5 stars
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Debbie Federlein

Debbie Federlein on Jul 26, 2016

4 out of 5 stars

so sweet, started and love the wool.. only situation no black for the face/nose.. had some of my own so not a problem thank you

Leah

Leah on Jul 23, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Love this snowman, it's so cute and extremely well made.

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Making snowmen.

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My first peacock.

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Needle felting a Jacob Sheep out of Jacob wool.

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About

A Work of Wool

It all started when my daughter asked for a lamb for her 8th birthday. This wasn't such an odd request. We do live on a cattle farm and I had grown up with sheep on my family farm. We had also recently found knitting and had thoughts of spinning our own yarn floating around in our minds. My husband and I decided to get her two lambs and while we were at it we threw in two for me as well. We fell in love with the Romney breed of sheep for their wonderful wool, calm disposition and overall cuteness! We have recently added Blue Faced Leicester and Wensleydale sheep to our flock for a wonderful variety of wool. Over the years our flock has grown to 65 well loved ewes.

My interest in learning to spin the wool into yarn led me in a round about way to the art of Needle Felting which would end up changing my life! My daughter and I joined a local spinning guild and while I was toiling over the spinning wheel trying my hardest to learn to spin my daughter was given some felting needles and taught how to needle felt. That evening when my daughter went to bed, I snatched up her felting needles and started playing around. I ended up staying up until 3am "Playing" with needle felting and finished my first needle felted sheep. Of course this led to more sheep and eventually many needle felted sculptures.

I found Etsy and what a blessing it has been. My needle felting passion has grown into a full fledged business. After teaching needle felting locally I decided to design needle felting kits to help others learn this amazing craft. Each kit has been designed with every effort to make it easy for beginner needle felters. The kits have everything needed to complete a project including wool from our flock of sheep.

There is much done behind the scenes of my Etsy shop. My family is very supportive and helpful. Taking care of the sheep is one of our biggest responsibilities. The shearing and processing of the wool is also an important part of the business. The kits are all assembled by myself with the help of my family. We assemble kits and process the packaging in our basement.

Our favorite time of year on the farm is Spring. We love all the babies and caring for them and their mommies. Spring is a very inspirational time of year as well. Spending time with the animals is what inspires me in my felting.

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  • Teresa Perleberg

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Photography

    Needle Felting Artist with her own flock of sheep who loves to spin, felt, knit and take pictures.

  • Libbie Perleberg

    Knitting

    Libbie has been knitting since she was 7 years old. Most of her hand knit items are made with handspun wool from our sheep.

  • Jeff Perleberg

    Shipper

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Last updated on Jul 2, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

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 try to notify the person that has made the request when I make that particular animal. I post all my new works on my Facebook page, plus I send out an email newsletter.

Gift wrapping and packaging

I would be happy to gift wrap and add a note to your package.

Wholesale availability

My wholesale prices are what you find in my shop.

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 kit
3. Pumpkin Kit
4. Penguin Kit
5. Bear Kit
6. Chicken Kit (Advanced Beginner)
7. Turkey Kit
8. Dragon Kit
9. Mouse Kit
10. 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.
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 kit
3. Pumpkin Kit
4. Penguin Kit
5. Bear Kit
6. Chicken Kit (Advanced Beginner)
7. Turkey Kit
8. Dragon Kit
9. Mouse Kit
10. Bunny Kit

Do you send out an email newsletter?

Yes, you can sign up for my email newsletter here:
http://bearcreekfelting.com/newsletter/

Your Bear Creek Bunnies sell so fast, how can I find out when you list a new bunny?

I send out a Bunny Alert email every time I list a new Bear Creek Bunny. You can sign up for the Bunny Alert email here:
http://eepurl.com/1Losj