We are a family run business. Elizabeth found needle felting when our oldest daughter started at a Waldorf school in 2011 and the rest grew from there. She started selling wool on Etsy in 2012 from her first shop and Felted Sky was launched on Etsy in late 2013. After a stint selling lots of wool and wool photo props to newborn photographers from our sister shop Oh So Fleeting, Elizabeth is back to focusing all of her energy on Felted Sky.
With needle felting starting to trend and because of our big plans for expanding the product line, Joshua started working in the business in 2017. We added three part time employees in 2019 and another two in 2020 who work from home rolling wool and prepping kit components. Elizabeth’s mom and dad and our daughters also help out when we get really busy. We were excited to add a bunch of wholesale customers in 2019 and are always happy when new shops find us and want to carry our products.
We love sparking creativity in others and helping them to felt something beautiful. It warms our hearts when we get pictures back from our customers of what they’ve been making. With needle felting being so therapeutic and stress-relieving, we also like to think that we’re having a positive impact on the world in general. The best days are when a customer tells us that our shop (and needle felting) has changed their life for the better. We think that needle felting is going to keep growing for years to come as more people find it and try it and we’re excited to be part of that growth.