Needle Felting Mastery Retreat: Basics and Beyond

      Nome, ND 58062, USA

      Nome Schoolhouse
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      24 reviews
      Jun 24 - 28, 2024
      Group size: 5 - 12
      Needle Felting Mastery Retreat: Basics and Beyond
      Nome, ND 58062, USA

      Nome Schoolhouse
      • Email address verified
      24 reviews

      Jun 24 - 28, 2024
      Group size: 5 - 12

      About this trip

      Discover the artistry of needle felting with Teresa Perleberg, celebrated for her realistic and whimsical creations that emphasize intricate details and character personalities. 

      This five-day retreat, taking place from June 24-28th at the Nome Schoolhouse, offers an immersive experience for needle felting enthusiasts eager to get started needle felting or enhance their skills and create a variety of projects.

      Crafting Beyond the Ordinary: Embark on a journey of artistic exploration as Teresa guides you through the creation of unique needle-felted sculptures. From super easy beginner projects to more complex designs, participants will delve into the intricacies of needle felting, focusing on realistic details and infusing characters with distinctive personalities.

      Participants will have the opportunity to unleash their creativity, crafting a variety of small projects that showcase Teresa's signature style of realism and whimsy.

      Benefit from Teresa's expertise as she shares her techniques for achieving lifelike textures and bringing character to your creations. Her hands-on guidance ensures that both beginners and experienced crafters alike can elevate their needle felting skills.

      Exploring Teresa's World: Take breaks to explore Teresa's farm, where you'll gain insights into the process of obtaining wool for your projects (weather conditions permitting). Connect with the source of the materials, fostering a deeper appreciation for the art of needle felting.

      Indulge in retail therapy at Shepherd Industries store, offering a curated selection of fiber art supplies. Additionally, enjoy an insightful tour of the fiber mill, witnessing the fascinating journey from raw materials to finished felt.

      Personalized Instruction: Benefit from Teresa's personalized instruction, providing valuable insights and ample time for you to work independently on your unique projects. Whether you're a novice or an experienced crafter, Teresa's patient teaching style ensures a rewarding and enriching experience.

      All-Inclusive Comfort: This all-inclusive retreat covers every detail for your comfort and enjoyment, including cozy accommodations, delicious meals and drinks, airport pickup, felting supplies, and expert instruction. Focus on honing your craft and find inspiration in the creative community.

      Reserve your spot today and prepare for an unforgettable retreat that goes beyond the ordinary!

      Needle Felting Artist Teresa Perleberg

      Teresa Perleberg is an artist and entrepreneur who specializes in needle felting. She is the founder of Bear Creek Felting, a company that sells needle felting supplies, tutorials, and workshops. Perleberg is well-known for her realistic and detailed needle-felted animal sculptures, particularly her wool sculptures of sheep and other farm animals.

      Perleberg began needle felting in 2009 and started Bear Creek Felting in 2012 to share her passion with others. Her company offers a wide variety of needle felting supplies, such as wool roving, felting needles, and felting foam. She also provides online tutorials and workshops for those who want to learn how to create their own needle-felted designs.

      Perleberg's work has been featured in various publications and media outlets, and she has won several awards for her stunning needle-felted animal sculptures. She continues to create new designs and share her knowledge and skills with the needle felting community through her company and online tutorials.

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      Terms & Agreements

      Your Instructors and the Nome Schoolhouse do much to prepare for your arrival. To honor the work that we put towards your place in the class there is a firm time frame around when and how refunds are given. Tickets may be transferred to another person upon approval by the Nome Schoolhouse.

      You can read our cancelation and policy by clicking here >>

      By making a booking with us, you signify your agreement to adhere to these terms.

      What’s included

      • Airport Pickup
        We will pick you up and return you to the Airport in Fargo.
      • Meals
        All Meals are included during your stay, prepared from scratch by our in house chef.
      • Drinks
        All drinks from our fully stocked bar are included.
      • Lodging
        Enjoy staying in one of our unique and cozy private guest rooms with your own private bathroom.
      • Class
        The price of your class is included. Teresa will guide your entire process of needle felting.
      • All Materials
        All the materials to create your needle felted masterpieces are included as well as the use of any special tools.
      • Optional Activities
        Shopping in our fiber arts store, Fiber Mill Tour, visit to the farm to meet the sheep that provide the wool and an optional massage.

      Available Packages

      Single Room with Private Bath
      Available until June 8, 2024Sold Out

      You can find pictures and more information on each of our guest rooms here -

      If you want to save $100 by prepaying in full at time of registration please add code "save100" in the discount window at checkout. 

      Deposit: $300
      2 guests, 2 beds, 1 private bath
      Available until June 8, 2024Sold Out

       You can find pictures and more information on each of our guest rooms here -

      If you want to save $100 by prepaying in full at time of registration please add code "save100" in the discount window at checkout. 

      Deposit: $600

      Available options


      Day 1 - Monday
      Getting Started!

      Check in 1-3pm - get settled in your room

      3:30 - 5:30 - meet in Dining room to start needle felting your first project.

      6 pm - Supper

      Drinks, get to know each other, tours of school and mill.

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      Nome Schoolhouse
      24 reviews
      The Nome Schoolhouse is a charming and historic retreat center that offers a haven for creativity, relaxation, and unforgettable experiences. Located in Nome, ND. Our beautifully restored schoolhouse boasts private rooms, lush surroundings, and a tranquil atmosphere, making it the perfect setting for workshops, retreats, and classes. Whether you're here to explore your artistic talents, rejuvenate your spirit, or connect with like-minded individuals, Nome Schoolhouse welcomes you.


      Making a sheep was a great project! I enjoyed the time with other people and it was a pleasure working with them!
      By Freda O for Sheep Needle Felting Class with Teresa Perleberg on Jun 03, 2024
      Great place to have a class/retreat. Amazing food and accommodations. Fun Fun Fun.
      By Clementine B for Mystery Makeover Sewing Class on May 13, 2024
      It was a lot of fun! The instructors were very patient with everyone. I do believe that a good time was had by all!
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      We had a great time. Accommodations were wonderful. The food was fabulous! I would recommend this class and I would like to come again!!!
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      Had an amazing time! Karen was the most wonderful teacher! I am confident enough from being in her class to venture into the world of Barn Quilt Painting on my own, although, I may sign up again to get more tips and hone my skills.
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