Tuesday, August 17, 2010

What a Yard Sale!

I went to an “art/studio” yard sale and got the most amazing things. I’m absolutely thrilled with my purchases. I’m fairly new to the art-quilt/art-fiber arena and don’t have all the supplies I’d like to have, but I got lots of those (and more). I even took pictures of my “booty.”

I got fabric and thread/quilting supplies…
  • a bolt of 60” wide black 100% cotton fabric (I’m thinking I’ll try discharge, and I use a lot of black in my art quilts.)
  • a bolt of unbleached muslin
  • 2 yds of black/white fabric (purchased at Barney’s of New York; the tag was still on it)
  • 3 ½ yds of off-white linen
  • 1 yard white linen
  • 3 ½ yds striped fabric (also purchased at Barney’s)
  • some nice size pieces of white linen
  • an 18” wide roll of black cloth
  • a bag of leather scraps
  • 24 almost full spools of Star thread in all colors
  • 3 spools of Star thread still in the wrapper
  • 12 ½” X 12 ½” Omnigrid ruler
  • a roll of Golden Threads paper
  • a circle template
  • over 400 colors of embroidery floss organized in storage boxes
  • 40 miscellaneous embroidery threads
  • 11 skeins of linen thread
  • 10 colors of silk thread


I got tools…
  • a cute little metal hammer
  • 4 Exacto tools with multiple blades
  • 3 scrapers
  • a brayer
  • a metal whisk
  • long-handled tweezers
  • 2 awls
  • a Speedball linoleum cutter with 5 blades
  • 4 film canisters of tiny nails
  • Artograph Design Projector (needs repair)
I got art supplies…
  • two quart-size baggies of foam brushes of all sizes
  • 15 nice brushes
  • a baggie of miscellaneous inks and paints
  • dip pen
  • 5” X 7” artist canvas
  • wooden-handled box of “Gallery” colors (I think they may be oil bars/sticks.)
  • 1 plastic bag full of oil bars
  • 50 PrismaColor pencils
  • 20 PrismaColor art brushes
  • 34 PrismaColor dual-ended markers
  • 12 more oil bars
  • 3 boxes of square pastels
  • 24 watercolor pencils
  • 24 colored charcoal pencils
  • 28 Prang colored pencils
  • 6 Prang washable brush pens
  • 8 small jars of textile paint and 1-16 oz. jar of extender
  • hand-made paper


This is the "wooden box" I was talking about. You can see it opened up in the top picture in this section. If anyone can tell me exactly what kind of colors sticks these are, please let me know.

I got miscellaneous…
  • 2 pipettes
  • 3 bags of beads
  • 18” X 24” sheet of stainless steel
  • 2 big, brand new sponges
  • 5 stainless containers
  • 5 lb coil of braided picture wire
  • letter and number stencils
  • copper wire form wire

...and a friend of mine hit a different yard sale for me and picked up this nifty little electric skillet for melting soy wax...I LOVE that it is round--too cute!
...now, to get it all put away...



10 comments:

Beverly said...

That is one AMAZING haul- have fun playing with it all!

Ruth Anne Olson said...

How nice is that! You got quite a haul.

Laura said...

How wonderful that you found all of this great stuff at a yard sale--amazing! Wish I could find a haul like that!

Anonymous said...

Good Grief, what a haul. If you need to get rid of tradional quilting stuff to make room, just call!!! Hope to see a lot of arty stuff in the near future. maz

Karoda said...

Hi Beth was this at the yard sale hosted by the family of a LAFTA member? If so, I just knew it was going to be one mighty awesome sale but if you got this, my imagination says it was waaayyy more than even I could ever imagine :)

Quilter Beth said...

Yes, the yard sale was the one put on by the family of a LAFTA member. Believe it or not, I actually did leave some goodies for others. If I had had a truck, though, there wouldn't have been much!

robinww said...

WOW! That is a heckofa lot of cool stuff. If you run out of room - I do have that storage building and it isn't quite full. Hah!

K. Crane: Big Fat Art Cloth said...

well yeee-haw little lady. I almost went to that. I'm not sure if it's a good thing or a bad thing that I didn't!

Approachable Art said...

Oh. My. You lucky, lucky lady, you!!

Quilt or Dye said...

Hmmm....this is bordering on bragging! What a haul!