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Offcuts amnesty

Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:02 am
by Vicky
Luton museums are preparing for a new textiles exhibition to start next Spring. We are designing some educational activities to run alongside it, both for schools and community involvement, and we're going to need a lot of (small pieces of) fabric.

If anyone is hoarding some offcuts of any type of fabric that they don't really need, we'd be very grateful for them - they would be put to good use.

Anything 6" x 6" or larger is useful to us.

I will be going to TORM and the NLHF and can arrange collection there (or at Luton if anyone is local!).

Thanks!
Vicky

Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:50 am
by Nigel
How much do you want ? :D

will sort you out something

Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 1:01 pm
by mogey
Typical,

After having a large box of such pieces for several years, i finally got rid of it a couple of weeks ago (dragged it up to my sister in Rhyl, as she is a worse hoarder than me for such things). And as i work in Cambridge it would have been easy to drop it off for you!

Chris

Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 1:50 pm
by Vicky
Thanks Nige, I thought you'd already had a clear out, but we'll be happy for whatever is left! The more the merrier (honestly, we need loads!)

Chris - ah well, thanks anyway. If you find any more lurking in unopened cupboards... :wink:

Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 3:29 pm
by seamsmistress
Presumeably, you need wools of all colours and types, linens and silks [damasks, jaquards, brocades and plains? Can have a really good bunch sorted for you if you like - I'm a dreadful hoarder!

Gini

Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 3:39 pm
by Vicky
We need all sorts, so that would be fantastic, thanks Gini. Will you be at one of the markets?

Vicky

Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 3:46 pm
by Nigel
No worries vicky we ahve ahd a clearout BUT work continues and offcutts keep on piling up

Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 3:58 pm
by seamsmistress
I'll be at TORM in early November. Between Tuppence & Nigel and myself, we should have you sorted out for years!

We trade as Chimera Costumes.

Gini

Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 5:16 pm
by Tuppence
Thanks Nige, I thought you'd already had a clear out, but we'll be happy for whatever is left! The more the merrier (honestly, we need loads!)
heh heh - have got through anothe 100m or so of cloth since then....

:lol:

Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 6:09 pm
by Vicky
Thanks both - I'll be coming to TORM on the Friday (at least!).
seamsmistress wrote:Between Tuppence & Nigel and myself, we should have you sorted out for years!
Oh, I wouldn't bank on that, but it would be a good start! :D

Thanks again,
Vicky

Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 8:12 pm
by Nigel
You ahven'rt seen the garage :D

Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:49 pm
by Eric the well read
Nigel wrote:You ahven'rt seen the garage :D
Or our 'Cabbage patch'
Gini could hoard for England.......

Regards
Eric

Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 11:02 am
by Vicky
Well the textiles curator has assured me that there's no such thing as too much, :shock: so keep the offers coming! :D

Thanks again!

Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 11:30 am
by guthrie
I can imagine a 44 tonne lorry turning up outside the museums!

Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 8:44 pm
by she2dd5
maybe you could arrange a bin at TORM for anyone to drop their offcuts into ? With a big notice explaining. That way those that don't know you can find it.

Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 11:28 pm
by frances
I'm arranging another costume chat day at the end of November. If you are still in need of stuff I can ask people to save and bring their bits along. Someone is bound to be going from south London to Luton area in December or early 2008.

Posted: Sun Sep 02, 2007 12:21 am
by Vicky
Thank you Frances, that would be appreciated - the exhibition isn't until March '08, so there's plenty of time! I also go to South London quite often, so I'm sure something could be arranged.
Thanks

Posted: Sun Sep 02, 2007 8:40 pm
by frances
OK I'll let people know. I'll also start saving my bits. 6" x 6" smallest size.

Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2007 4:33 pm
by janes-wardrobe
I must be very mean - I hardly ever have anything that big!

I don't think I'll be over to England before March either but if we do come over we'll be driving North up the A1 - If I have any suitable scraps I'll bring them...

Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2007 4:56 pm
by Vicky
janes-wardrobe wrote:I must be very mean - I hardly ever have anything that big!

I don't think I'll be over to England before March either but if we do come over we'll be driving North up the A1 - If I have any suitable scraps I'll bring them...
Thanks Jane - lovely to see you online. Hope all's well!

Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2007 1:21 pm
by frances
Dear Vicky,

Can you get to the chat day on Sat 17th Nov in Redhill, south of London. Or can you get to me in Croydon before 23rd November. I have a few black bags of stuff to give you. I would like them somewhere else before I go into hospital to have my Achilles Tendons sorted out as I will not be able to do anything for at least one month afterwards.

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 10:51 pm
by frances
Yoo hoo!! Anyone out there. Vicky, where are you?

Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 7:41 pm
by Alice the Huswyf
PM her, Frances - she picks those up - she is a bit busy at work

Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 7:39 pm
by ValTarrant
Excuse me resurrecting this thread but I have been "forced" to clear out my craft cupboard (actually the entire wardrobe in the spare bedroom!) Are you still collecting bits of material? I have decided that there are too many bits and pieces of all sorts of material that I will never use. I would be able to deliver them to Cambridge.

Regards

Val

Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:44 pm
by Vicky
Have Pm'ed you.