Thursday, July 26, 2007

ask crafty: wholesale pillow stuffing, cheap maps, studio equipped with canvas and acrylic paints

Any advice for these ladies in need? If so, please comment on this post.

Also, Haley’s
question re: tear away embroidery stabilizer could use some more ask crafty love.

x I am trying to locate a good source for wholesale ordering of pillow stuffing, all I've been able to find is the horrible synthetic stuff at a Queen West fabric store.
Any suggestions would be much appreciated, natuaral fibres....buckwheat husks ?? - Michelle

x Does anyone have suggestions on where I could pick up different kinds of maps on the cheap side/second hand? I want to use them in some cards. - Kate

x Do you know if there is somewhere in TO where you can drop into a studio and have access to canvas and acrylic paints to make your own art to take home? - Melanie

8 Comments:

Anonymous steph said...

You could get cheap maps from any used bookstore. look in there atlas section, or travel, each book will have multiple pages of maps. - steph.

12:56 PM  
Anonymous Lindsay said...

CAA members can get roadmaps for free! If you dont have a membership ask around to your friends, I'm sure someone does!

1:35 PM  
Blogger krissy said...

i know for sure i've seen maps at value village. i think they were located close to the books. you might also try requesting them from specific provinces/territories by checking the government websites online.

3:42 PM  
Blogger Sweetie Pie said...

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4:49 PM  
Blogger Sweetie Pie said...

i came here to suggest the caa thing, but maps also seem like a very easy thing to request and received via freecycle.

that way you will also be using post-consumer goods.

here's a list of all the groups in canada:
http://freecycle.org/groups/canada/

and a general rundown on what freecycle is and how it works:
http://freecycle.org/

4:51 PM  
Anonymous Kate - painted tree designs said...

Thanks so much! I'll get to searching.

7:36 PM  
Blogger susanroweharrison said...

hi kate
have a bunch of london maps if you are interested.

susan

8:43 PM  
Anonymous Kate -painted tree designs said...

Susan, I would definitely be interested... my email is
painted.tree.designs@hotmail.com

Let me know what would work for you... Thanks so much!

3:55 PM  

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