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« on: October 18, 2005 01:07:47 PM »

I'm new to needle felting, and i wanted to know if anyones got any old/used books or patterns they would be interested in selling.

I'm having a hard time finding some of the books i want in stock at some places, so i'm interested in getting books of any condition on needle felting.

I can always paypal you some cash to buy them off ya or to help with shipping.

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« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2005 01:19:50 AM »

Heh, if anyone has seen a felting book in english I'd be interested to know too Cheesy
I think after scouring the libraries and all the major book shops in my area I've only managed to find 2 and they were about wet felting.

I'm new to needle felting too (as in I only recieved my needles 2 months ago) and I haven't found the need for patterns as yet. Just go with your imagination and poke poke poke!

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« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2005 04:35:17 AM »

He he, I was going to suggest trying the library.... but if Jane Doe cannot locate needle felting books well...

There are several and more being offered all the time as needle felting takes off.  The intro tutorial to needle felting I posted on this board lists a couple.  To be truthful I have never used a pattern, did start with some general instructions but then went my own way.  It is the ease and  freedom to create originals that draws me to needle felting.

For starter ideas check out things posted here and ask for tutorials perhaps.  Google for fiber stores and see what books they have.  Many such as Mielke's Fiber Farm have online tutes too as well as books and kits..  Ebay often has fiber kits - with supplies and directions.

What have you tried so far?  What books are you looking for that you cannot find?
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« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2005 02:24:59 PM »

He he, I was going to suggest trying the library.... but if Jane Doe cannot locate needle felting books well...


Try the library, ignore me.  Wink
Remember I come from a backwards little country called Australia.
Although wool was originally central to our ecconomy since forever until around the 70's, it seems to be forgotten now.
Felting isn't fashionable here, so there's less likely to be any resources.
The crafty ventures that seem to be fashionable here are bag making, knitting, beading, and needlepoint.

I totally echo GraceOblivious and say just give it a go.
We'll help if something horrible happens  Wink
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« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2005 07:17:05 AM »

poke poke poke!

that's the best needle felting advice i've heard. i'm just starting too and i just grab some wool and poke it until it looks like something and... voila! so far, so good.
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« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2005 01:33:28 PM »

I got started in needle felting by buying a kit from black sheep designs- you should be able to google them.  The kit included wool, felting needles and instructions- 1 stop shopping.  There's always kits for sale on Ebay for teddy bears and such.  I've also gotten Ayala Talpia's book on needle felting.  You can buy it directly from her for $20 on her website
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