Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Fat Baggy bargain time

All this time I was running a huge sale and didn't know it!

My Quarter-pounder (no cheese) Fat Baggies were going for 27$ including postage (US only) and just recently I noticed that the little buggers were consistently tipping the scales at the post office at a full pound plus! The batteries in my own scale died and I was too lazy to figure out how to change them, so I was filling bubblewrap mailers as full as possible and still be able to seal them properly! Bargain Time.

and I still have tubs full of shreds and scraps of hand dyed, mostly vintage fabric - damasks of all grades, gauzy cottons, broadcloth, linens - all natural fibers that have been through the Lawrenceville Frankenstein school of Color Transformation!   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.

So what was once a good deal has been revealed to be the bargain of the century.  I've raised the price One measly dollar to cover that postage.

I'm picking from baskets full of cloth like this. Scraps run from mouse-sized to paperback sized with all manner of strips and shreds in between.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

the Thread-- sold out!


Here's the first batch of hand dyed DMC 6 strand cotton floss. I measured these out to 13 yards because 8 is never enough.

I was hoping for multiples but there is enough variation from one to the next that it can't be counted on. The subtle difference might be enough to make you unhappy so keep that in mind. Open the image in a new tab for a closer look.

Each hank is $4.00 including postage inside the US.

Every time I have a dye day, there will be another dozen or so of these.

Let me know which one(s) you want and I'll send a PP invoice.

4,5...3,8,10,,,SOLD out

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)