Sunday, 9 November 2008

Scrounging Rules

Rule #1 - Never pass an op shop without checking what is inside....

Rule #2 - Use your imagination when assessing potential treasure....
What can it be used for?
Can it be fixed?
What would it be worth if.......?
Do I need it? Not really but it is too good to leave behind.


Rule #3 - Patience and perseverance pays dividends.......(not much else does at the moment!)

Two hours of television watching, and some gentle unravelling produces this - 30 skeins of 6 yards each of Bunka yarn - rayon knitted crepe thread made in Japan, and initially part of a needlepunch kit. Obviously the person who owned it previously got fed up with the tedium of needlepunching and threw it all out - fabric, yarns, two bent needlepunch tools and the frame to which the design had been pinned. The yarn is fairly thick, shiny and slippery, so in fact was quite easy to separate. Not sure how it will be used, but I'm sure I shall find a use.

5 comments:

Marcie said...

Especially rule 1 - and ditto for garage sales! That's a nice collection you scored, I'm sure they'll come in handy...

Doreen G said...

Looks great Sue but how much was it?

Jane said...

Wow, what a mess of threads to begin! But theres a certain kind of accomplishment felt when you take op stuff and turn it into those lovely usable cards. Quite relaxing to do while watching TV too. PS. Love the purple in last post !

averyclaire said...

Love your yarn and your patience in unraveling it. Beautiful colors. Great find!

virtualquilter said...

I usually break any rules sent my way, but not these! You have added something to your collection, which one day may even be used, if not, nice to own them.