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Re: Fiber fill story...medium long


From: Susan Bennett (sbennett_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon Oct 30 2000 - 15:35:47 PST

The only people who would be this crazy with collecting free stuff would be
art teachers. Music teachers get pretty good at it also. Good find!
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From: Maggie White <>
To: ArtsEdNet Talk <>
Date: Sunday, October 29, 2000 2:53 PM
Subject: Re: Fiber fill story...medium long

>Bunki Kramer wrote:
>> <snip>
>> Long story short...we found a place (factory) in South San Francisco that
>> made this polyester fiber fill so we drove down in my big Dodge fan to
>> some. We wound up with a van-sized load of fiber fill that COMPLETELY
>> the inside of the van for $1. Yep. A dollar. No PACKAGING, mind
>> fiber fill. It was like this giant CLOUD sticking to everything in the
>> We laughed all the way home...couldn't see much out of the windows.
>> <snip>
>> Moral of the story...check in the YELLOW PAGES for anything if you're
near a
>> big city. You'll be surprised at what you find! We found tons of material
>> cheap too at a material-making mill...or whatever you call it. Had to buy
>> the whole bolt of 300 yards but each bolt was $1. We had alot of teddy
>> that looked alike...ha!
>Reatha might be able to relate to my big score of canvas while I was in
>college: in Columbia, SC there's a cotton mill where I'd go to buy "mill
>ends" of cotton canvas and duck. Some had interesting flaws that I'd
>incorporate into my paintings. You'd buy it by the pound, and if you
>were a young female in a halter top you could get a REALLY good deal
>;). I _still_ have pieces of that stuff (but alas, not the halter top).
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