A while back we started revisiting some Classic factions and reviewing how they can be leveled in Cataclysm. I recently found myself working on my reputation with the Timbermaw Hold to pick up some new leather recipes for a twink druid. In the process I noticed some significant changes, so I thought I'd share my findings with you guys. This will mostly be of interest to completionists who want to chase down as many recipes for their professions as they can find.
The quests for this group are largely the same, but as with so many things they've been reset. So you can redo the Timbermaw quests you may have already completed. In addition, the reputation rewards have been boosted dramatically. This helps the process go really fast on a high level toon. Most of the quests are available in Felwood, so the easiest way to get started is to head to the Emerald Sanctuary. This will let you follow the natural progression of the quest chains, which eventually takes you out to Winterspring.
The first quest you pick up is called A Talking Totem and just that breadcrumb quest gives 300 reputation. Every furbolg you kill gives another 20 reputation and rares/named furbies give 40-100 reputation. Completing the quests at Emerald Sanctuary should bring you through most of the Unfriendly portion of the grind. It also unlocks the repeatable turn-in for Deadwood Headdress Feathers (x5). Once you finish the small number of quests for Grazle you can fly north to Timbermaw Hold.
Nafien and the wee Ferli have quests to offer you up north, so pick those up and head for the Deadwood Village. You'll have to kill another 15 furbies here - be sure you loot a Deadwood Ritual Totem to activate an extra Timbermaw quest. Also, make a point to kill the Chieftain each time he pops up as he's worth 60 rep per kill. Completing the quests for Nafien will unlock the repeatable turn-in for him (the same items as Grazle) and a new quest to meet Salfa in Winterspring. By the time you leave Felwood you should be nearly halfway to Honored. This whole process takes 20-30 minutes. If you managed to pick up enough Deadwood feathers you can give them to Nafien and receive another 2000 reputation before you leave.
Head through the Timbermaw Hold tunnel and give your Deadwood totem to Kernda for 1400 rep and pick up the Runecloth quest from Meilosh. Then head east over the wooden ramp to Winterspring to meet Salfa. She'll give you a quest and send you to Donova Snowden, who'll keep you busy with a handful of quests. Make sure you complete every quest she has, but you can safely ignore her Witch Doctor friend. You should also be sure to loot the High Chief when she sends you to kill him, as he drops an item for another quest. While you're in the furbie camps, go ahead and kill enough of them to collect the Winterfall Spirit Beads quest from Salfa - you'll need the rep to finish off this grind.
Completing the bulk of the quest chain from Felwood to Winterspring should take you to Revered with Timbermaw Hold. You'll only need to do each repeatable turn-in once. If you want to press on to Exalted for achievement purposes, the repeatable quests in both zones are now unlocked. But all recipes are available at Revered, so there's no reason to keep going for recipe collection purposes. The entire process can be done in less than 2 hours, possibly closer to one hour if you're incredibly efficient. This is an easy grind that can be knocked out in no time. For Leatherworkers it's truly worthwhile as it gets you the recipes for the Warbear gear, an excellent set of items for leveling players as well as transmoggers.
For those who are interested in going for Exalted, there are a couple of additional quests at the furbie camp directly east of Everlook which give another 2400 rep. Tailors have a special quest they can do for Meilosh which will enable them to learn the recipe for Mooncloth Boots and grants an extra 1000 reputation.