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Crafts Supplies

Craft Supply Swap Information

-----------Presented by Sew Club Tacoma and Remakery-------------

South Sound Sustainability Expo

Date: Saturday, April 13th

Time: 10am to 3pm PST

Where: UW Tacoma in the Tollefson Plaza and Prarie Line Trail 

More info about the Sustainability Expo can be found here:

Rain or Shine!

What's a Craft Supply Swap?

A chance to pass on unwanted art and craft supplies. AND, a chance to "shop" for new/gently used art and craft supplies.  Free to drop off, free to take! 

Several options for Drop Off

A) Drop off your new or gently used goodies any time during the Sustainability Expo April 13 from 10-3p


B) drop off items at a Sew Club meeting on March 21 or April 4 from 530-730pm at the Tacoma Art Museum. Sew Club takes place on "free Thursday evenings" at the art museum so you do not need to pay the admission fee to drop off items. 

Contact us about other drop off locations and times if you can't make it to any of the above drop off dates. 

Want to donate more than 2 bags or an item bigger than a side table? Please message or email ahead of time with a picture.

What can you bring? 


New or gently used craft supplies are awesome!

Some crafting categories that will be excellent for the swap are: painting, drawing, paper, fabric, sewing machines, yarn, embroidery, beading, scrapbooking, scissors, tools, tape, books, or kits. If you can buy it at an Art or Craft store, it is good to donate. There are some more specific lists and ideas below. 

What NOT to Bring 

If it stinks, don’t bring it. Please don't bring anything moldy, dirty, super heavy, or in need of repair. Leave the hazardous materials behind, including oil-based solvents, house paint, aerosols, or anything that needs batteries.  

Categories of items we will accept: 

MARK MAKING: inks, pencils, paints, brushes, pastels, erasers, chalks, charcoals, markers

FIBER: yarn, fabric, thread, embroidery supplies, knitting needles/crochet hooks, thread, patterns, ribbon, quilting tools, dressmaking, sewing machines, sewing notions

TOOLS: scissors, glue guns, soldering irons, craft knives, hole punches, easels, photo equipment, pottery tools, rulers

SUBSTRATES: canvas, watercolor paper, drawing paper, scratch boards, panels, sketchbooks, construction paper, newsprint

EXPENDIBLES: glue, tape, butcher paper, sandpaper, cotton swabs, toothpicks, popsicle sticks, google eyes,

CRAFTS: beads, jewelry findings, containers of all sorts, artificial flowers, foam, felt, scrapbooking supplies, stamps, ink pads,

BOOKS: art/craft instruction books, art/craft magazines, patterns, and store bought crafting kits

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