Going Gnome began quite by accident in 2008. Sisters Jennifer and Melissa VanSant had been running their bead and scrapbook store since 2005 and frequently spent time needle felting in the shop. They began needle felting gnomes and their woodland friends. Customers in the
store were constantly asking: “How do you make them?” “What is needle felting?” This prompted the sisters to begin teaching felting classes and producing their own felting kits to allow people to start creating their own villages of gnomes, and to take a stab at needle
Over the past 15 years, what began with a gnome and 2 felting kits has expanded to a line of 30 needle felting kits including: several limited edition kits each year and an annual mystery kit club.
Going Gnome has continued to grow and evolve over the years to include retail trade shows, wholesale sales, extensive teaching, and endless creative opportunity to make their tiny (and not so tiny) wooly friends.
Jennifer and Melissa take each step in this amazing business with gratitude that people far and wide are embracing their artwork and vision of this gentle, though sometimes scary place called Going Gnome.