working on Felt Wee Folk – 2nd edition

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I really can’t believe that 10 years have gone by since  Felt Wee Folk: Enchanting Projects was published! I’m grateful that it has had such a good run and is still in print. I’ve said repeatedly that I won’t be writing another how-to book and that I want to focus on exploring my art form. I still want to continue on that path, but the practical side of me has decided to take some time this year to update Felt Wee Folk. I want to do what I can to keep the book in print for at least another 10 years.

In the 2nd edition, the popular projects, like the fairies and dolls will remain and the non-doll felt projects will be replaced with new varieties of wee folk characters and more doll-making tips. This all doll version will have a new cover and about 30 more pages than the first edition. The second edition will feature many new projects for seasoned wee folk makers as well as yet-to-be converts, who are just beginning to learn how to wrap pipe-cleaner limbs. We don’t have a definite date for publication, but with the work I still have to do, combined with C&T’s production time, the book should be on the shelves sometime in 2015. And because the information is propitiatory,  I won’t be able to show the new projects I’m designing until the book comes out. Sorry, but that’s how these things work.

For now, Amazon is selling print-on-demand copies of Felt Wee Folk. They don’t mention that it’s print-on-demand, but it is. They also have a  Kindle version. The book’s publisher, C&T sells an e-book version, too. Downloading the book may be the easiest way for people from around the world to obtain the information without paying for overseas postage

feltweefolksI have a limited number of the high quality original edition in my Etsy Shop and will switch over to selling the print-on-demand version when those run out. Don’t worry, the felt purses, pins, etc. will not disappear – they’ll be available separately as downloads from C&T’s Pattern Spot, when the new edition is published. So, please be patient and enjoy the first edition for another couple of years!

Debbie from A Child’s Dream Come True just sent some beautiful wool felt samples for me to use in the new projects. This is going to be fun!

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Have you seen my new prints, which feature projects from Felt Wee Folk? “Humankind” and “Adopt the pace of nature” are available in my Etsy Shop.

10 thoughts on “working on Felt Wee Folk – 2nd edition

  1. That’s awesome Salley, good luck with putting it together. I have the first one and have made about 20 dolls, but I crochet the hats and cloths for them…..it’s addicting and fun!
    can’t wait to visit your studio again hopefully sometime in the future and I can show you some of the crochet hats and skirts i make for them….maybe when your book is finished you can have a book signing!!!!! hint hint……

  2. This is really wonderful news, Salley. To everything there is a season, even to returning to an old friend. I will wait, patiently or not, for the second edition.

  3. So excited Salley!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yeah, can’t wait for 2015. I might be over the top, but your work makes me so happy and inspired! : ) Please keep us posted! Hugs

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