Does each kit contain everything I need?
Absolutely! Each kit is a complete starter kit and so, contains everything you need including detailed instructions, lots of colour photographs, an actual size template as your size guide, quality wool (mostly British), high quality foam block for felting onto, 2 felting needles, beads and whiskers (where required) for eyes and nose and a smart little sewing kit (to sew on the eyes).
Open the box and get started…
All you need to add is a little patience and enthusiasm
Are the needle felting kits suitable for beginners?
Yes! I have designed 16 kits suitable for absolute beginners and improvers and 2 kits (grey horse and Shetland pony) for intermediate level.
Can I sell the animals I make from the kit?
Yes. Once you have made your animal it is yours to do with as you wish however, you may not copy and sell/promote the kit and instructions as your own. This would be viewed as copyright infringement.
Do you support local and ethical business?
Absolutely! My wool – of which 99% is from British breeds – are sourced locally from a family run business.
The small amount of Merino wool I use is ethically sourced from South America by my British suppliers and, wherever possible, I use recycled materials and packaging. I have assurances and accreditation from all my suppliers that any Merino is from non mulesed sheep. If it’s not then I don’t buy it. Ever!
Do you make/produce everything yourself?
Yes! Every item and needle felting kit is produced, designed, made and put together by me at my home studio. I weigh, I bag, I print, I stick, I drink Yorkshire tea… You get the idea; no outsourcing whatsoever.
All kits and wool bundles come in sturdy A4 recycled, reusable and recyclable boxes. All ready to purchase items are delivered in the same manner.
Cellophane bags for wool:
Re-usable and 100% recyclable through council refuse collection facilities linked to managed recycling programmes. You can add the cello bag to their plastic recycling bins. However, I am currently investigating 100% biodegradable ‘cellulose’ bags which I hope to be changing over to very soon.
Although the foam used in my kits does not contain any plastic, and is fully re-usable, I am in the process of changing my current foam to an felting foam with a reduced carbon footprint.
All mailing bags are recycled and recyclable.
Do you sell organic wool and kits?
Yes. I sell an organic Winter hare needle felting kit as well as white organic wool. The kit contains GOTS certified Merino wool and black wild Tussah silk – The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is recognised as the world’s leading processing standard for textiles made from organic fibers. It defines high-level environmental criteria along the entire organic textiles supply chain and requires compliance with social criteria as well. The wool is also IMO certified.