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A Crafters joy

Only a crafter will understand my pure joy. I went to a charity shop and bought £100+ worth of rubber stamps for £6.

What bargains have you found?

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I got an old cribbage box from a second hand shop which is the perfect size for keeping my burrs and drill bits in, and also has holes for the pins on the top that I can stick the bits in while I’m carving. :smirk:

Sam x

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A double-size pure egyptian heavy cotton white duvet cover for £4.99 which contained enough yardage for a complete dress (dyed by bundling with autumn leaves for a unique print), and enough left over for plenty of dyeing experiments!

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A cashmere pashmina for £4 which I turned into a tunic style top. Sooooo soft! Most of my other bargains are antique Chinese and Japanese ceramics…like a 18th century blue and white Chinese export saucer for £2 which now I use as a pin dish :grin:

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Bought a whole Crafers Companion ultimate pro set plus extra boards and a travel bag for £5 in a charity shop. It’s worth over £180. Gave my old one to a friend.

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I got the stand on the left of my stall from a charity shop. Spotted it through the window, dived in, made an offer of £8 and took it home. Nobody knows what it is… fire screen ? Double glazing sample but to me it is the most perfect stained glass display screen.

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Hubby brings home all types of finds from car boot last item was an industrial test tube stand which holds my pendant drill perfectly :slight_smile: I also use a cribbage board for my burrs Smantha :joy:

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I’m always buying wooden objects to pyrograph from charity shops - boxes, frames, bowls and most recently, a large wooden lazy susan turntable!
But I’ve also found loads of art materials over the years - everything from modelling clay and lino print tools to fine quality watercolour paper, paints and brushes.
Favourite find was from a car-boot sale - my beloved table-top fret saw that costs about £150 new (it looked unused) and cost me £15. It’s great!

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I have so many uses for an industrial test tube stand. Such a useful object!

Sam x

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