vintage fabric give away

vintage fabric

I’m doing a major “getting rid of ” here and starting with my big old trunk of vintage fabric, there’s all sorts of stuff in there – I don’t  even  know exactly what any more  but for optimum productivity and mental health  some of it has to go. There are a few big pieces but it’s mostly smallish scraps, it’s all vintage and some bits I’ve had my entire life;  if you would like some just leave a comment to this post that you would like to be included in the drawing. I’ll pick 3 names this Friday, September 18th and email the winners for their addresses.   Also on the subject of free stuff for you I’ll be posting a tiny tophat pattern/ tutorial  later this week.

* Comments are closed, names have been drawn and winners emailed. Thanks for participating everybody! *


  1. The words scrap and vintage had me flying over here from TWITTER. I’ve got my own little problem with them, but I can’t help myself. I’d be happy to take very good care of your special bits.

  2. I would love some scraps! I make art quilts and art dolls, so any vintage fabric would have a great home with me. And I can’t wait for the tiny tophat tutorial. I made one the other day for a monster I made and I’m sure there is probably an easier way to do it then what I did. Thanks for sharing your great tips and tutorials.

  3. Vintage scraps of fabric sound wonderful – I’d love some! Thanks for your inspiring designs… and for such a generous giveaway like this.

  4. Original Nancy

    I would give you bits and scraps a new life. I adore old things, like myself. I collage and make dolls. I enjoy your work so very much

  5. Pick me, pick me, I love vintage fabric!! there’s something so special about them as if they have their own little voice and a story to tell 🙂

  6. Donna Mears

    Putting my name in the hat for the scrap fabrics….no plans for it as of yet…I too am inspired visually…the feather today …..absolutely wonderful…i wish I had words like to poet…..

    thank you for sharing and inspiring others…

  7. My daughter has just started a fashion & textiles course and would love some of your vintage fabric. On holiday in France recently we stumbled across some vintage mother of pearl buttons and she’s itching to put them to some sort of use.

  8. i’d love to go into the hat, i am thinking about starting a patchwork something to keep my hands busy this coming winter.

  9. meadow mcbride

    I’d love to win some vintage scraps!! The thought of the inspiration and projects a new pile of scrap fabrics might bring has me buzzing! I discovered your amazing work and blog just recently and am a new but very big fan 🙂

  10. Fantastic! I would love to be included in the drawing. It would be wonderful to have some new material to work into my collages. (On a side note, Ann – I adore your work. You are such an inspiration!)

  11. Thank you for such a generous present!
    Pick ME!;o) I can show how to do beautiful things with old fabric. I love to do for my readers, trying to inspire them to do the same — recycle. Brazilians are very crafty.
    My blog is about how we live in America giving ideas like that to people (I write in portuguese but you can read in 41 languages).
    Visit me at: (my husband is translating my post for english)

  12. Sounds like a good start for my kindergartner’s future trunk of scraps… or at least for some projects we can embark on together!

  13. What a wonderful giveaway!!! I am so inspired by your work and would love to have some of your vintage scraps to add to my ever-growing collection!!

  14. What an amazing Giveaway! Thank you so much 🙂
    I’d love to win as there is so much I’d love to do with them all.

  15. Oh I can’t believe that you’re giving away some of your gorgeous vintage fabric scraps. They always look so beautiful in your flying Dutchman ships and those adorable bird couples. If I’m lucky enough to be one of the winners, they’ll become part of the dolls that I make. Cheers!

  16. Oh, yes, please sign me up! I have visions of collages to be dancing in my head!

  17. Please enter me into your scrap fabric giveaway. One woman’s scrap is another’s treasure!


  18. You can never have enough vintage scraps – I would use them for the dolls and animals that I make.
    What a great giveaway 🙂

  19. oooh the uses they would have here. some of those bits flowing out of that trunk would get sewn right on to a scrap of antique quilt i found in an attic long ago….
    this is quite a dream giveaway!

  20. Kristina Heyes

    I would love to have some vintage scraps! Please enter me in your giveaway!! Thank you so much!

  21. Vintage yummy! I could use soem scraps for my latest secret project!

  22. YES Please! I would love to be included in the drawing. Thanks for doing this!

  23. Please include me…! (I´m a helplessly addicted vintage-fabric-hunter – just today I bought a plastic bag full of old lace, what a pleasure… – but sometimes one has to get rid of things, too…)

  24. oooh oooh OOOH (waving hand wildly)! if any of my dearest friends who helped me MOVE recently knew i was doing this, they would surely slap me ;n)

  25. I would also love to join the giveaway. I love seeing your work – thanks for sharing.

  26. Yes, I would love to be included in your drawing for your vintage
    fabric giveaway! Your work greatly inspires me and I have just made significant changes in my life in order to devote more time to my hand made work.

    Thank-you! This is an exciting opportunity!

  27. Did you say vintage scraps? Bits and pieces? My favorite things, to be sure. Ever so fun to play with!

  28. oh yes!! this is a beautiful giveaway!
    im getting married.
    everything is vintage.
    & would LOVE to use the scraps to make a backdrop for my guests pictures 🙂 & then a blanket in my new house!
    wouldnt that just be lovely? 🙂


  29. l´m far away!!but count with me,pleasssseee!!!!
    a big kiss for you!!!!!!!from bs as!!

  30. I wish I wish I wish for a bit vintage for my soul that creats!
    I wish I wish I wish for “Rosh Hashana” the beginning of the year here for something……

  31. I would love the scraps! I’m making a double wedding ring quilt and I need some variety!!

  32. It’s like Christmas morning! I would love to be added to drawing. Thanks!

  33. I can not even begin to imagine what amazing treats are in there! Please put my name in as I would love the opportunity to bring something to life out of them. Fantastic.

  34. I never win these things, but why not try, right? Consider my name tossed in the hat, so to speak! And thanks for sharing, I always like getting rid of stagnant craft supplies.

  35. Yes please! My mind is already conjuring up ideas of what to do with it… Please add me to the drawing!

  36. Oh yes, I hope I win!
    I have learned to make Kanzashi flowers and the material wourl be great for thta purpose.
    Please add my name to the drawing.

  37. OOHH!! Those look so amazing… I’d love to have some for myself! 🙂

  38. I love your creativity! Most of the time I just look at the pictures and wish. Add me to the list please.

  39. Oh please pick me! I am working on getting in touch with my crafty side and this would most certainly help in a fun way!

  40. Ooooo! Pick me! Pick me! – I have been looking for some new scraps for my repurposed necklaces 🙂
    Thank you!

  41. please oh please pick me…i am totally excited by the possibilites

  42. Even though I already own more fabrics than I should, I’m so fascinated with your work that I can only ask you to please add me too.

  43. dream come true! i’d love some vintage bits! can’t wait for the tutorial…

  44. How wonderful and generous! Please include me in the drawing. I’ve always loved your scraps, and what you do with them!

  45. Ohhh…I would love anything you could part with…I adore vintage fabric and make minature quilts with it.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

  46. Deanna Zimmer

    I have a vintage quilt that my Grandmother and Great Grandmother pieced and quilted. There are squares of fabric falling apart. I would love to have some to help in replacing those areas.

  47. Pick me! Pick me! I am a lover of vintage fabrics, and would love to be included in your draw! How nice!

  48. Oh please include me in the drawing…I would love to receive some of your old goodies!

  49. barbara stevens

    I love the photo! Yes, please, include me in the drawing! I love your work so much!

  50. what a great giveaway – i’d love a chance to win! i’ve been stalking your blog for a while – i love your work!

  51. I love vintage fabric. Please include me.

  52. carole bridgman

    I would love to be included in the drawing. Thank you for thinking of us little people out here in the sticks (of St. Louis.) When I see your work, and that apartment, and especially that recent menacing owl, I am happy that someone is making a living as an artist and I’m glad it’s you.

  53. I’d be happy to contribute to your mental health! Please include me in the drawing!

  54. ooo, i bet there are some treasures in there. count me in, please! 🙂

  55. Ohhhhhh! Please pick me!!! I would love to endulge in some new old fabric. Erika

  56. Oh! a give-away – thank you! I would love to be in with a chance, that sort of fabric makes my mouth water! Lovely!

  57. I’d be crazy not to enter your drawing considering the beautiful things you use for your wonderful creations………

  58. I can`t resist it.. vintage fabric scraps! I`d love to see, touch and have them! I`m sure that a great doll could come in that box…
    I`ll cross all my fingers until Friday.
    I can`t imagine a better give away, really. So kind of you, I know that it`s so hard to say goodbye to some fabrics…

  59. thank you so much for sharing! I’d like to be entered in your drawing please

  60. Oh my, who wouldn’t want to have their own very special piece of Ann Wood inspiration! Count me in!

  61. Me me me. I have so many projects and could really use some vintage fabrics.Thank you for the giveaway

  62. that sounds like a lovely prize! please count me into your competition

  63. Yes Please ~ Me Please! Oh dear, I’m delirious at the thought of it. I promise I would give them a home with ever so much love and care. How sweetly wonderful of you to share ~ and best wishes to the winner!

  64. Vintage scraps Oh Me! Please enter me in your contest. Thanks every so much.

  65. I make mixed media pieces with canvas I’ve painted and cut, fabrics and beads. These scraps would be fabulous! 🙂

  66. Hello. Throw my name in the pot! I’ve seen your little birds in person at Cog and Pearl and just love them. Thanks.

  67. Howdy. I’m getting into fabric and paper collage (as well as some paper mache/fabric mixed-media stuff)and would love to inherit some of your fabric. I am so inspired by your website–I was in a huge artistic funk until I saw your painted cardboard horses, and since then I’ve started using your templates to make some horses, and have gradually gotten back in to creating whimsical things because of them (and you!). So thank you.

    Anyhoo, if you would enter me into the drawing, I would be thrilled.

  68. I’m addicted to fabric and scraps. I’m excited for Friday! Thanks

  69. Please include me in your give away. Thank you for thinking of “us”

  70. I came upon your blog last week and was so inspired by all your beautiful projects. I immediately made a mushroom, and would have been on to a ship but I couldn’t find the wire, and then it was time for after school pick-up. Soon, though. I would love to be included in your drawing. Thanks for sharing your work with the world!

  71. I have so many projects up my sleeve and these fabrics would be absolutely wonderful, thank you for your generosity Ann.

  72. I would love to be included in this! I absolutely love reusing vintage fabrics. I am a firm believer in recycling/renewing! Thank you! 🙂

  73. Oh I would really love to be entered! So many project possibilities!

  74. What a nice idea, i would love to be included in the chance of receiving some beautiful bits and bobs for my magpie’s nest! oh and what a lovely looking treasure chest you keep your fabric in…and love the look of the lacey curtains in the photo too.

  75. ohmygosh! I would just love some vintage fabric! I’m always on the lookout!

  76. Molly Amanda

    I would love to have something that at one time inspired you!

  77. Oooh, you sure know how to make a girl drool! I would love to be entered in your fabric drawing. And thank you for the top-hat tutorial–so adorable.

  78. Heather Taylor

    How about I trade you some of mine for some of yours – I could use a few new bits.

  79. have a soft spot for finger puppets, dying of cuteness over the tophat tutorial & it’s presentation.

  80. Oh! Just the thing for a poor fabric junkie like me! Please add me to the drawing!

  81. Please enter me in the raffle. I have been working on an altered book of all fabric scraps and would love ann wood pieces to include in the book.

    And, hats off to the tiny top hat! I was married in a tiny bespoke top hat and received a REAL antique top hat for my 5oth birthday that COLLASPES! Makes me feel snappy when I pop it up into place!


  82. Christine Kelly

    Hello, am I too late? You can never have too much vintage fabric- so I would love to have a chance to win your giveaway!

  83. I hope I am still on time for your amazing giveaway ???
    so pick me, me, meee, meeeeeeeeeeeeeee, MEEEE, did I say Me ????

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