There is a store in my town that I have been to countless times in my life but I haven't been there in a while. It's a hardware store mostly but they carry all sorts of other things too. My husband goes there anytime he needs something for a home improvement project etc. So, he had explored the store. He never told me about the back corner where they have an "as is" and used item section!! They had several huge spools of lace for $3 to $4! They also have a large stack of remnant fabrics. If I had more money to spend I would have bought tons of lace and fabric yesterday. We were there looking for cribbage board pegs. They have everything else in the world, but no cribbage board pegs.
Anyway, this is the lace that I bought for $3.50! My rough estimate is about 50 yards. I started counting it but stopped at 17 yards. I guess I have a short attention span. :) I wasn't even 1/2 way through the spool.
The green lace in the pic is a piece that I cut off the spool and colored with my homemade glimmer mist. I have only made one color so far because I don't have any small spray bottles yet. The green and copper color is mixed in a baby food jar. I have to dip whatever I want to color. Once I have spray bottles I will experiment with more colors. I might also try some fabric dye one of these days.
My husband asked what I was going to do with all of that lace. I told him I would probably never use it all. He just shook his head. :) I told him that I will probably sell some, give some, and use some. If I ever use the whole spool I'll use it for an altered spool project.
The other lace they had at the store was cream, pink, and multi-colored. They had tons of great stuff in the cluttered back corner of the store. I love sifting through piles of stuff to find hidden treasures! Ohhhh!...I think I need help. I'm addicted to treasure hunting!