Welcome to Val's Art Studio

and the home of Hello Felt - the e-course!


Hello! I'm Val Hebert, and I create handmade needle felted goodness that's intended to delight and inspire. A painter at heart, and an inventive seamstress, I needle felt to calm my mind, organize my thoughts and offset the difficulties and celebrations that come with supporting a child with health challenges.  In 2007, I quit my job so I could be an advocate for my child. Not one to sit idly, I happened upon the craft of needle felting. This charming art medium allows all my artistic sensibilities; painting, sewing & designing to be brought together on the canvas of repurposed wool, that I needle felt to my heart’s content. Needle felting allows my hands to stay busy while my brain works through challenges for my child in the name of lawsuits with the school district, insurance parity violation, and simply keeping my child safe, alive, and my family intact. Needle felting allows me to create charming and darling things that make me SMILE, continually bringing light and hope into my life during dark and challenging times.  I aim to bring a whimsical charm to each creation, offering up handmade keepsakes for future generations, while keeping my heart calm and focused.* 

Please scroll down to see a fantastic stop-motion video that shows my entire creative process in a fast few minutes!

I am thrilled to have been named a "Star of San Diego" by San Diego Home Garden Lifestyles magazine. Please visit my blog to find out more, and read the wonderful article (published January 2016).

To access the Hello Felt e-course, please visit this page, and imagine yourself creating your very own needle felted magic in the privacy of your own home. All the classes are self-paced, immediately accessible, and many people are already enjoying the amazing craft of needle felting. There are several classes to choose from! Hooray!

If you are in the San Diego area and are interested in taking a Needle Felting class from me, please visit this page for a listing of my upcoming classes. I normally have time to teach in the Spring and the early Fall months. I am happy to work with you to design a custom class for you or for your artistic group. Please connect with me so we can start planning this special event today!

Allow my creations to bring a ray of sunshine into your life! Visit my etsy shop today.

*Please note: a portion of all sales proceeds from my shop goes to support struggling youth, men and women dealing with mental health issues, and co-occuring disorders. 

I am so glad that you are here!




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