Saturday, January 26, 2013




Whew, ok. Of late, I've been trolling Ebay and etsy hard for some atomic theme barkcloth, either enough to make a skirt, or enough to make a few pillows, but that stuff sells for astronimical amounts on ebay and its been out of my reach.


We have a local fabric shop here in Reno, called Mill End (there is a location in Carson City as well) and the store is divided into two sections, apparel and decorator fabric. I usually dont troll the decorator side, but figured hey why not? Mill End tends to have pretty random old school kinds of fabric, mostly 80's but a few gems now and then.

I was just about to call it quits when low and behold...


Out of print, Robert Kaufman atomic barkcloth for $4 a yard. You bet your ass I bought the whole bolt. I'm going to keep enough for me, and sell the rest on ebay.



  1. Wow. That's awesome. I'm going to have to hit the one up in Carson. Where is it?

    1. Its on Stewart Street behind the Carson Nugget, or if you're coming from the east side of the valley, on Roop St across from the Smiths. Its a little strip mall with a dance studio. I already sold one of the pieces (three yards) for a major profit. I'm putting it in my Riot and Viva find. You have to be willing to take your time and dig, but I've always had luck finding SOMETHING. The reno store is bigger than Carson, but the Carson one tends to have a better selection of what I like. The Reno store is on Kietzkie at Kuenzlie next to the habitat for humanity store and the Tribal health center.

    2. Cool thanks. Now to convince my husband to take me there.