Cheap Wool Fabric
It turns out that the skirt aisle at the thrift shop really *is* a good place to go fabric shopping. I got some lovely wool (tons of teal, and some lovely grey nearly-felt) for $5!
That's what I get for going to the thrift store looking to see what they had for buttons. It turned out they had a giant pail full, and sold them for $1 per teacup-full. Since I thought they would have a baggie or two fro $1, the selection overwhelmed me, and I left without.
Not wanting to waste the opportunity, I checked the skirt aisle, since someone had recommended that as being a good source for wool fabric. It was indeed. Most of the wool skirts contained a normal amount of fabric and were either navy or black. There was also one plaid kilt, plus the teal skirt that contains *tons* of fabric, and the handmade grey skirt made of gorgeous wool. Since the black and navy skirts were in abundance I left them for when I needed them. The teal and grey? Well, thrift shops just aren't your regular fabric shop.