Tuesday, August 5, 2014

fat baggies

These are the Quarter Pounders, ready to ship (I left this picture huge, so you can click on it and examine the contents).

FYI - I use Procion MX dyes on all natural fibers, mostly vintage damask and linen.

 What you see here is the same pile of hand dyed vintage damasks, linens and other natural fibers churned three times to give you an idea of the mix I'll be working from to make up the next round of Fat Baggies. There are solid colors, textures and mysteries galore in between those extremes.

These are all vintage which means "tender" and not suitable for use in wash and wear things unless you are into shabby chic, in which case, you'll be thrilled at how these fabrics wear over time.

I've acquired a postal scale and did a little experimenting. A full pound of scraps from this lot fills a gallon ziplock bag to bursting.

1 full pound $100.00  free shipping inside the US

One pound

1/2 pound     $50.00  +  4.00 postage inside the US

Half pound

1/4 pound      $25.00 +  2.00 postage inside the US

 Quarter pound (no cheese)                    

Saturday, July 19, 2014

We have clearance, Clarence.

Dear friends.  . Things change. That is the only thing you can count on anymore. Whoops...the one thing that doesn't change is that textile artists are always looking to acquire more cloth and for that I'm grateful.

In the upcoming weeks I will be selling off most of my hand dyed cloth, private stash and all. I'm going to be a grandma for the first time and have made a full time commitment to be the go-to Nana. Between that and the writing, there will be not enough hours in the day and I just don't want the cloth to languish.

Someone, somewhere will always be stitching. Just not me for a while. And I can always make more when I'm ready.

The easiest way to do this is to continue to offer fat baggies stuffed with scraps, but I'm going to step up from street dealing to moving major weight in the lingo of the sixties.  There will be quarters, halves and full pounds of scraps - I found a lovely postal scale.

I'll be photographing each batch before I start dividing them up so you'll be able to see what to expect.  So, now I'm committed..stand by for updates.