Saturday, March 07, 2009

SCORE!

Just got back from OHCO in Covington, GA where I rescued these poor fibers for a mere $1.50 per yard. I had to wait in line for a parking space! Once I started figuring out how much fabric I could buy based on the money I brought with me, I had to stop and recalculate based on how much I could actually carry. The piece on top was unmarked so I only gambled 10 yards worth.A burn test since I got home confirms it's 100% cotton. The rest have 2 to 3 yards on each bolt. I have dyed these in the past and they Love the Color! Although dingy around the edges, everything was dry and mildew free but I will be taking the whole lot to the commercial lavanderia up the street rather than give my tired old Maytag a breakdown.

There was an entire aircraft hangar sized building where it looked like someone had used a bulldozer to push piles of fabric into long rows. That stuff was being sold by the pound (1.50 per) and I got about 40 feet of 300 count, king sized sheeting, white, printed with a .50x 1.50 beige grid...BACKING fabric for the straight-line challenged! There was also a huge piece of sanded cotton duck and another damask tablecloth.

I'm especially excited about the giagunda dimensions of some of these pieces. Big things in the works.

I dreamed that I was working on a piece that was very large - feet by feet large - and someone was telling me that I was committing Fiber Art Career Suicide by working that big. My reply "What career?"

6 comments:

susan said...

$1.50/yd...i am jealous!!!! good for you! dont you just love deals. i have decided i will have to search on my own since i cannot find anyone who wants to go with me...i want to find an old big butt rocking chair. a nice heavy oak model. i dont want an "antique" althou it probably will be, i just want a good heavy duty rocker to sit it when i read, embroider and knit. will be a good way to discover parts of da UP on my own. my car was just tuned up and given a 100% rating so i am good to go. its about time i got a bit adventurous on my own here. i love the little babu coconut.

Vicki W said...

You scored for sure! what a bargain!

Karoda said...

what is ohco and how can i get one? :)

i'm thrilled for you finding such a bargain!!!!

ANNA said...

Lucky Lucky you - why can't I ever find anything this lucky in UK!!

tiedyejudy said...

What a fabulous deal! And Spring is just around the corner, so drag out the dyes!
You lucky girl...

Anonymous said...

In the words of Dorothy Caldwell Bigger is Better!!!
Go for it, I made qn 8foot tall portrait of my mother who has been juried into Quilted Surface V
Mary Ann