ARE YOU SITTING COMFORTABLY?
THEN I SHALL BEGIN.
I am really quite excited about this post.
I've been planning it for really quite a while now.
But the day job just kept getting in the way.
But now I would like to introduce you to my new and quite frankly generous project.
TALES FROM THE SCRAP HEAP
As you probably know Flaming Nora is not my day job.
By day I make costumes for theatre and film.
So I get through a fairly huge amount of fabric.
Often quite odd, weird and interesting fabrics.
I try and recycle as much waste as I possibly can, the thought of adding to landfill always fills me with dread.
But there are some bits that are too small or just plain odd shaped to be reused.
They live in an ever growing series of checkie bags taking up room and getting under my feet.
Now some may say I'm a hoarder.
Some may say I have a problem with throwing things away.
Some may say in 20 yrs time I may be one of those mad old ladies who only have a 2 ft square area left in my house where I can eat, sleep and drink.
I say Phah! to all these doubters.
See look I'm giving the whole thundering lot away.
Yes thats right folks I'm giving it all away.
All this fabric is fab for small scale projects and children's crafts.
A very large amount of it is brightly coloured silk dupion.
I will be bagging it up and giving it all away as of now.
(well may be that is an exaggeration, its 9.45 on the friday evening of a weekend when the Hippy has gone a galavanting, lets say Monday)
I can't say exactly what you will be getting, every bag will be different.
The only thing I ask is that you take photos of your finished works of beauty
and send them to the flicker group.
I am happy to send the first 15 or so bags out for free to any where, then I will be putting them on etsy.
There will be no charge for the fabrics, just a small and fair charge to cover the postage and paypall fees.
Leave me a comment at the end of this post leaving me a way of contacting you and I'll get on with it.
In the mean time I thought I would share some pictures of things I have made from the scrap heap.
You saw a hint of this yesterday.
A machine embroidered and appliqué picture for my Kiwi friend Sally.
You can see it here with the stamp I took the design from.
Thankfully Sally recognised it at once as a Kowhai and not just the jumble of threads and fabrics that it really is!
An embarrassingly late birthday present.
And this one you may have seen earlier in the summer as it was part of a swap and I blogged about it here.
I am really taken with making these roses and am going to do a how to later in the week.
Well that was quite a long post!
Hope you are all felling inspired!
OK FOLKS THE RESPONSE TO THIS HAS BEEN SOME WHAT OVER WHELMING!
I AM AMAZED AND DELIGHTED AT HOW MANY OF YOU WANT TO SAVE THESE FABRICS FROM LAND FILL!
BUT I HAVE NOW REACHED BEYOND THE LIMIT OF WHAT I CAN AFFORD TO SEND OUT FOR FREE.
SO PLEASE FOLLOW THE LINK TO MY FOLKSY SHOP ON THE SIDE BAR WHERE YOU CAN BUY THEM.
THE COST IN THE UK IS £2.50
FOR EVERY WHERE ELSE IT IS £4.00
THIS LITERALLY JUST COVERS THE COST OF SENDING IT, NOTHING ELSE.
Love Nora xxx