Diannalynn at Dielle Designs emailed in the following tip:
I love making things by sewing, knitting, crocheting, etc. Yarn and fabric can be very expensive though, especially if you want nice quality, natural fibers.
I like to shop at thrift stores for wool sweaters or skirts of nice fabric. Then, I take apart the clothing for fabric and I unravel the sweaters for the yarn. I’m often able to get probably eight skeins of yarn (that would cost me $10 each at the yarn shop) out of a sweater that was $6 at Goodwill. And if I’m lucky and catch a sale, I get it for about $3.
I did that last week, and for less than $15, I got five sweaters of gorgeous 100% lamb’s wool, which would easily have cost me well over a couple hundred dollars if I’d bought the yarn new in a yarn shop. -Diannalynn