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« on: August 30, 2008 03:40:46 AM »

I was browsing through the yarn aisle at Walmart a couple of days ago when much to my surprise, I stumbled upon a small display of needle felting supplies! (I can't remember the last time I went to Walmart, so I don't know how long they've carried this stuff.) They were selling a small kit with needles, a piece of foam, a paper template of a flower, and some instructions. Plus small packages of roving, with 2 similar colours per pack (almost enough to fill a juice glass, for around $3.00 Canadian).  They also had pre-made flower brooches and handbags on the same display, made to look like they've been needle felted by hand.

I can't say I fell in love with the products themselves. I do, however, like the thought of making felting supplies more accessible to people who'd like to try needle felting for the first time. I know there's nowhere else around here that sells them, and buying online can feel overwhelming. I wouldn't buy all my supplies there, but I definitely would have bought my first starter kit, if they had been available at the time. It seems like an unlikely place, but keep your eyes peeled at Wal-Mart if you're having trouble finding needles and roving.
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« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2008 07:44:18 PM »

I've seen supplies at Hobby Lobby and Hancock fabrics. I was really surprised!

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« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2008 10:33:57 AM »

id love to find even a tiny bit of roving at my local walmart.   it something id like to play with, but not put so much money and effort into it, having to order it online.

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