Needle Felting Is a Great Craft

| 5/13/2014 12:55:00 PM

Renee-Lucie BenoitI attended a recent arts and crafts faire near our home where there were a lot of local ladies selling their home made crafts. I had my little framed art doodles and I was happy to sell a couple. Across the aisle from me was a young mom, Tracy Whitney, who had a table full of the most charming little objects.



I got curious so we talked, and she told me all about her craft. Later, I went to her house, and, there at the breakfast counter, we went into detail. Only a few people are probably thinking about Christmas at this time of year, but if you’ve got your thinking cap on and you’re thinking ahead with it, needle felting is the perfect craft for when you have a minute here or there. Tracy does her crafting whenever she gets a break from her three young children. And they make great Christmas gifts. Not the kids. The needle felted creations. Whoops!


There’s a little bit of a learning curve with needle felting, but it’s not much, and it doesn’t take a lot of equipment to begin. This is why it’s such a good craft for someone who has little children, who can’t afford expensive equipment and needs to put the work down when they’re interrupted a lot.