Visiting the hardware store can be a great prompt to your creativity. There are many wonderful things there that a fibre artist, with a little imagination, can re-purpose. I didn't have long there today but I came home with two finds.
First was something that, I'm told, fits into a vent opening, but I see the perfect device for some Shibori Pole wrapping. Not only is it free standing, but it will also fit nicely into the big plastic pail I use for preparing a dye bath when doing this sort of thing. The tube is about 8" in diameter. I have a much smaller one of PVC pipe, but have always wanted a larger one, as I really don't like having to fold my fabric to much, as it changes the dye pattern.
The second thing I found was another ceiling medallion. This was more of a challenge, as I asked for directions when I first went in and was directed to one side of the big box store, when actually I had to go all the way to the other side. and it took awhile to find someone who could answer my questions, correctly. This isn't a good thing for my poor knees and hips.
This medallion is smaller than the first one, and, because of the depth of the relief, I have a hunch that only a smaller part of it will print well. Since I was looking for a smaller medallion in the first place, I'm happy.
I plan to link this with The Needle and Thread Network, and Nina- Marie Sayre's, Off the Wall Fridays.