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#1 of 5 Old 03-24-2010, 03:31 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Is anybody willing to share there secrets on finding the deals? Looking for all different kinds from felted wool to make little people as well as roving. I would like to know a decent price per weight??
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Well, I get a great deal on my wool b/c I'm dear friends with the momma who dyes & combs it. But a good price is probably anywhere from $4-$6 an ounce depending on what kind.

You're probably best looking for a small local shop with local fibers as opposed to online. When I was just getting started at felting, my local yarn shop carried "ends bags" from the woman I now get all my wool from. It was all the leftover bits & pieces from spinning and dying. A big bag of great variety of color & fibers ran me about $35.

For wool felt, your local Jo Anns might carry some wool blend felt that's not too expensive. Mine has some 70/30 and 80/20. 100% is a special order. I like to get mine from Wiers. Sometimes they have cheap scrap bags that give you a good selection of colors for little projects. Good luck!
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I'm new to it too... so I look forward to seeing everyones replies. I have been getting mine from Handpaintedyarn.com but they are slow slow slow to ship
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The best price on wool batting is from West Earl Woolen Mill. Last time I checked it was $6.40/lb. the phone number is 1-717-859-2241 There is no website, that I know of. It's a small family run business, so please be nice!

I'm not sure if West Earl sells roving, since I don't use it, myself but you could ask. They are uber helpful on the phone.
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The best price on wool batting is from West Earl Woolen Mill. Last time I checked it was $6.40/lb. the phone number is 1-717-859-2241 There is no website, that I know of. It's a small family run business, so please be nice!

I'm not sure if West Earl sells roving, since I don't use it, myself but you could ask. They are uber helpful on the phone.
They do! I believe last time I ordered it was $1.40/generous oz. Awesome stuff too. And shipping is actual ups rates.

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