So today I brought home 5 more fabric books from the office that would otherwise have ended up in el trash can. In theory, I'm trying to go ahead & use these smaller fabric pieces since they don't yield many flowers. Also, I can determine what's actually salvageable right away & save precious space.
For those of you that don't have easy access to a design library...you might talk to a local Joann's or Hancocks that carries special order fabric/wall coverings to see what they do with their discontinued books/samples. My son's teacher loves to get some fabric scraps. I've completely overwhelmed them in the past beyond their capacity & that's when I started to accumulate so many at home...& why so much of my jewelry involves fabric!
Anywho...here's my great stress reliever. If you try this at home...be cautious. The staples that hold the fabric books together can cause some real damage. I've learned the hard way...
Typical fabric book
1st round of mega-staples
& more mega-staples
Then there's paper that may or may not come off
Fun stuff, huh?