Saturday, January 24, 2009

Free Fabric Haul

Free Fabric Giveway!
I heard the siren call and couldn't resist any longer.

So the stars aligned and I finally attended the semi regular giveaway put on by a couple that really likes to recycle. They travel to San Francisco to get the display samples from interior design companies, spread it out on tables in their house, and then give it away to people who want it. Otherwise it would all get thrown away! Brilliant, eh?
(edited to add the web site for FabMo, check it out if you're in the SF Bay Area)

Can you imagine? All this beautiful silk? In the landfill?

Or all this linen, which I am going to try dyeing and painting and stamping.

A silk curtain, hemmed and everything, perfect size for a spot in my house.

One of the things I wanted to work on this year was trying sheers in some of my work. Here is some.

And then some more.
All silk blends, and all very useable!
Very pleased with what I was able to find, and I've already begun using some of it. Sure it is a bit of a hassle to take tags, and gluey stickers off, but hey, it is free, and it is staying out of the landfill...


suzietee said...

I am so jealous. That is a wonderful idea instead of just throwing it away. Have fun with your new fabrics.

Laume said...

Great haul, glad it didn't end up in the landfill. And if you know an easy way to get the stickers off the back, can you let me know? I got about about a grocery bag full of beautiful samples of upholstery fabrics at the thrift shop last week. If I can use all of each of the samples, I'll end up with two beautiful squares of each print. If I can't get the glue off, I'll end up with only one.

Jaye said...

Gorgeous stuff. I guess the tag and glue removal is good movie watching work?