Craftcare Wellness Series
Needle Felting: Succulent Garden

Dates and Time
Sundays at 4pm EDT,
October 2 – October 23
Craftcare Time
4x 1-hour weekly class
15 min daily independent practice
Final Project
Four or more needle felted succulents
Skill Level
Absolute beginner


In this beginner Craftcare Wellness Workshop Series, we will guide you through the fundamentals of needle felting while practicing The Five Elements of Craftcare. Creating 3D objects by needle felting is a great way to work with your hands to de-escalate anxiety, feel positive, and practice strengthening your focusing capabilities. 

You will learn the fundamentals of needle felting, working with wool and barbed needles, and creating 3D objects. Each 1-hour session will allow attendees to learn techniques and ask questions while giving them the freedom to complete tasks at their own pace. With regular practice and check-in between the classes, expect to complete  four needle felted structures, socialize, and develop wellness skills that last a lifetime.

Enjoyment to create in a friendly, low-pressure setting. Learn new techniques or build on earlier skills and feel confident. It’s about the process, not perfection!

Please note that this is a “camera-on” workshop so participants can see each other. If you prefer to keep your camera off we recommend you watch the recorded on-demand video after the class and use our private Slack channel for assistance. To keep the collaborative spirit, we cannot make any exceptions.

The one-time flat-fee includes:

  • A series of four virtual live sessions, meeting synchronously
  • Mental wellness monitoring (self-report tracking)
  • Private Slack group with students and JamMaster (teacher)
  • Plant photo reference and guide
  • How-to instructions
  • Access to recordings of virtual sessions for asynchronous learning

Supply Kit:

  • 12 Colors of Wool Roving – colors will vary based on availability
  • White Core Wool Batting
  • 2x Triangle Felting Needles #38
  • 4×4″ Foam Block
  • 4x Terracotta Pots (3″)
  • 1 Reusable CraftJam Canvas Pouch
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Our Method

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Feeling social?

Ask questions, share your project and get help if you’re stuck.

We offer four live stream sessions with your JamMaster, which allows for conversation and questions. You will see the JamMaster, a closeup of their hands, and the other attendees.

We also offer regular 15 minute practice sessions where you can needle felt and get your regular brain exercise with your peers.

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Prefer working alone?

Or missed a session? Learn asynchronously.

Watch recorded sessions and check out technique videos and illustrations. All anytime, on-demand.

Every attendee will have access to a private Slack channel to ask questions and share progress or inspirations asynchronously.

Craftcare Wellness Tracking: Before and after each session we’ll send an automated message asking you to rate how you’re feeling. We help you to track the positive impact crafting can have on you.

Meet your
JamMaster Sarah

About Sarah

Sarah Messina is a queer freelance multidisciplinary artist, designer, teacher, and event coordinator living and working in Philadelphia, PA. Sarah has spent 15 years working on print and web projects, including illustration, graphic design, social media management, and event production. 

Sarah owns an online shop that includes one-of-a-kind items such as hand-built and painted ceramics, prints, stickers, hand-painted tote bags, hand-sewn art journals, pins, and much more. As a little girl, boxes of beads, sequins, fabric, handmade paper, wreaths, and puffy paint filled her childhood afternoons. Sarah feels sharing that creativity with others in her community is priceless.

Needle Felting Series Timeline

October 2 Session # 1

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Create Ball Shapes:

  • Use your wool and needle felting supplies.
  • Shape and stab the wool into a ball shape. 
  • Cover your wool with colored wool and add additional details.


  • Practice creating ball shapes.

October 9 Session # 2

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Create Triangle Shapes:

  • Work with your wool by creating long flat 3D shapes.
  • Add color and details to these pieces. 
  • Connect these long shapes into a bundle of leaves for a snake plant look. 


  • Practice long triangle-shaped leaves.

October 16 Session # 3

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Create Oval Shapes:

  • Work with your wool by creating flat, curved 3D shapes.
  • Create larger and smaller sizes of these shapes. 
  • Add a gradient of colors onto the round edges of shapes. 


  • Practice oval-shaped leaves.

October 23 Session # 4

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Multi Shape Structure with attachments 

  • Work with your wool by creating larger prickly pear-shaped individual pieces. 
  • Style them and connect them to create a prickly pear-like structure for your pot.
  • Put dotted details on the 3D shapes after covering them with colored wool. 
  • Build flowers and connect them to the structure for added detail. 
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Who should attend this workshop?

This workshop is for absolute beginners or anyone who wants to learn the fundementals for felting and is curious about exercising self-care and socializing through crafting.

What is the time commitment for this series?

We recommend spending about 2 hours per week: one-hour attending and one-hour practicing.

I can not attend all the synchronous workshops. Can I still take this series?

 If you’re missing a live-stream session, watch the recordings to keep up.  

Do I need to buy any materials for this series?

No. You have the option to purchase a craft kit with your workshop ticket. The kit includes all the necessary tools and materials to complete your project.

How do I get feedback and support if I’m having trouble?

You can ask your JamMaster (instructor) during the live-stream class, your peers during check-in sessions, or text us asynchronously in our private Slack channel.

How long after the series will I have access to the video content?

You will have access to the series for a month after the workshop ended. 

What’s included in the price?

  • A series of four 1-hour virtual live-stream Workshop sessions, meeting synchronously.
  • Optional practice/meetup sessions among Jammers, virtual or in-person, depending on location.
  • Mental wellness monitoring (self-reported)
  • Private Slack group with students and JamMaster (teacher)
  • PDF pattern
  • How-to instructions
  • Access to recordings of virtual sessions for asynchronous learning
  • Option to buy: A complete Craft Supply Kit + US shipping (international pricing upon request)

Craft Supply Kit (free US shipping):

  • 12 Colors of Wool Roving – colors will vary based on availability
  • White Core Wool Batting
  • #38 Triangle Felting Needles
  • 4×4″ Foam Block
  • Needle Felting Instructions
  • 3” terra cotta pots (4)

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