Sunday, September 03, 2006

supplies: free materials

summarized from:

Alteration Shops: fabric scraps, spools

Appliance Stores: styrofoam packing material, cardboard boxes

Beaches: shells, rocks

Building Contractors: floor samples, tile samples, paneling samples, wood scraps, knobs

Carpet & Floor Stores: carpet samples / remnants, tile / tile samples

Copy Shops: Computer paper, Colored and white scrap paper, Misprinted paper, Ends of paper rolls

Department Stores,: display material, discarded stationery, boxes, catalogs

Fabric Store / Yarn Shops: samples of yarn and fabric, colour samples, buttons, spools, catalogs, remnants, broken packages of yarn

Flower Shops / nurseries: discarded cellophane, coloured aluminum foil, etc. dried plants and flowers

Framing stores: matte board scraps

Paint and Wallpaper Stores : wallpaper samples, colour swatches, books

Photography Stores: Empty film canisters, matte board scraps

Schools: old textbooks and workbooks to cut up

Supermarkets: boxes, paper bags, containers, fruit boxes

Around the Home:

Tubes from paper towels and toilet paper, catalogs magazines and newspapers, fabric scraps, empty food containers, shoe boxes

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