Free Craft Supplies Swap April 30th!
Where: Art a la Carte (Art a la Carte has moved to 2106 NE MLK Blvd.)
When: Thursday April 30th. Please bring your things to lay them out at 7pm so you can look around and see what other people brought- swapping begins at 7:30pm. Please RSVP to Megan McCoy firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a space in the swap.
What is it?: Bring any art or craft supplies you no longer need. We will lay out all the items and when the swap coordinator says “Go,” everyone may take what they will use. It’s all free, no money changes hands.
Who: Kind adults and teens. Please leave younger children at home, but feel free to pick up craft items for themto enjoy.
To keep swaps fun for everyone, there is no “pre-swapping.” Swappers wait until all participants have their stuff laid out and the swap coordinator says it’s time to start. It is important that all items are clean on the outside – no wet paint drips, grimy coating, etc.
You don’t have to take away the same amount that you brought. Bring what you no longer use, and take what you will use, whether that means you bring one craft tool and take away a whole new set of supplies, or unload a huge collection and only find one or two items to take home.
Here’s a few suggestions of items to bring:
Patterns and books for any crafts/home decorating, any craft tools
Fabric, scraps, thread, embroidery hoops, needles, notions, scissors, quilt blocks, fabric dyes
Beads, wire, beading tools, beading organizers, beading needles, beading looms
Roving, drop spindles, cards, combs, distaff, yarn gauge, yarn, knitting needles, crochet hooks, lap looms
Scrapbooking paper, card blanks, photo corners, stickers, eyelets, page refills, origami paper, adhesives, quilling tools, bone folder, awl, bookbinding tape, stamps, ink pads, embossing powder, heat gun
Wire, metal scraps, embossing tools
Wood scraps, useable hardware, carving tools, sandpaper
Leather scraps, leatherworking tools, leather hardware, lacing
Clay tools, air dry clay, polymer clay, friendly plastic
Acrylic paint, watercolor paint, oil paint, craft paint, brushes, canvas, stretchers, watercolor paper
Drawing pencils, colored pencils, charcoals, watercolor pencils, art erasers
Magnets, suction cups
Anything that you would use for art and crafts
It will make setup time go more smoothly if you “presort” your items into groups so you do not have to stand there and sort out a mixed collection before the swap can start.
If you have anything very large you are looking to give away, please do NOT bring it to the swap. Remember most people will be taking items home in a small car or on the bus. You might bring a picture of a large item and/or your contact information. We will have an opportunity for you to announce your item then.
Please note: this is a CRAFT swap. Please do not bring items for other hobbies such as cooking or gardening. Bring them to the Spring Stuff Swap – information here.
Please RSVP to Megan McCoy email@example.com to reserve a space in the swap.