Thank YOU for being here!
Hi, I'm Kay Petal and I love to take fluffy wool and stab it into the form of people using sharp, barbed felting needles. It's a blast! I also love teaching others the creative joy of needle felting and can't imagine finding anything more fulfilling to do with my life.
I tell my students all the time that you can needle felt nearly anything you can imagine. I imagine all kinds of my favorite characters from pop culture, but I also have some loftier needle felting dreams.
Did you know that you can help me needle felt my dreams?
I figured out a way I could needle felt the studio of my dreams - a place I've imagined since I first started teaching. It's a creative place with plenty of room for friends from near and far to gather called the Felt Alive Fiber Arts Retreat Center. (check out my goals to learn more!)
Needle felting something so big will take some help from my needle felting friends. (You know what they say about a friend in need? :) To join in, all you have to do is become a Felt Alive Needle Felting Friend and sponsor me for as little as $1.00 per new caricature doll I create. I'll make 3 or 4 dolls every month and with enough sponsors, I can literally needle felt my dreams into reality.
Plus you can share in all the fun as I make the dolls to build the dream!
I'm so fortunate to have a community of needle felting friends through my zany dolls and through my video tutorials. I know how much people love giving back and that's why I'm confident we can all needle felt something amazing together.
HOW DOES IT WORK? you ask
Patreon is all set-up to handle your monthly pledge safely and securely. Needle felted doll making takes a bit of time so you can expect to sponsor no more than 4 dolls each month - or you can set your limit for how many you'd like to sponsor. And not that you'd want to, but of course you can cancel your sponsorship at any time. No problem :)
WHAT DO YOU GET? you ask
Of course, Felt Alive Needle Felting Friends will get a VIP pass to visit the Dream studio when it comes true.
Along the way, I'll share the behind-the-scenes fun on my felting pad.
You can help me decide on what caricature to make next and share in my enthusiasm of this fun craft.
I post stuff that only my patrons can see so for my students who are learning how to needle felt with me in my videos, the tips and advice I share as I bring my dolls to life may be invaluable.
THERE'S MORE! Your sponsorship also helps me provide all of my tutorial videos free to the world.
So, how about it? Become a Felt Alive Needle Felting Friend and for just a buck a doll you can sponsor my dream AND help me continue to freely share this fun and amazing art craft with the world.
Per creation pledge? It's a rather new concept but just think of it as crowd-funding. It's brilliant, really, and it may just make the words 'starving' and 'artist' go their separate ways forever. And no worries that I'll go into super-sonic doll-making mode - you can put a cap on how many doll creations you are able to support.
Your support means everything to me and I thank you from the bottom of my heart!
Love and hugs from your friend in needle felting - xoxoxo