My office echoes like crazy, so I had been meaning to make some fabric wall hangings or something to try to absorb some of the sound. Kelly told me that cork is great for sound insulation, so I decided to use cork and mount fabric to it. I also needed some bulletin boards, so voila, use cork!
For the wall hanging dealies I got small squares of cork (they came four to a pack) and covered them with some of my favorite fabrics.
Frontal assault view:
I’m quite happy with how these turned out. They were easy to make, too. I fused the fabric onto the cork using double-sided fusible stuff called Steam-a-Seam:
A couple people have asked about our pink tree. It’s not vintage or anything (remember, I’m trashy and unsophisticated), but it’s cute. We got it on sale at Michael’s. It’s only 4 feet tall. It’d be fun to have a really huge one. Anyway, here is a shot with the lights on and one with the lights off:
Well, I’m off to San Francisco for the day with some friends, so if you see a bunch of loud women clad in polarfleece, you might want to run the other way.