general adventures in craftiness

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Art & Craft Supply Swap

From DIY Alert...

Art & Craft Supply Swap
Sunday, Oct. 7, 2007
Noon-4 p.m.
The 100th Monkey Studio, 110 SE 16th Avenue
Cost: $5

Bring all those arts and craft supplies that you don't use anymore over to The 100th Monkey Studio, and trade them for all kinds of new supplies! What better way to stock up for your holiday crafting? The array of free-for-the-taking goodies at these swaps is truly mind-blowing.

This swap is for yarns, beads, buttons, papers, rubber stamps, fabrics, sewing notions, art/craft books, paints, drawing materials, and anything else that relates directly to making art or crafts.

Please don't bring discarded items that could be "reclaimed" into other projects. We're big fans of reclaimed materials, but they aren't the best items for this kind of swap. (But you might consider donating them to SCRAP instead.)

Fabrics must be at least 1/2 yard. Please do not bring smaller scraps, or finished or half-finished garments.

Your admission goes directly to The 100th Monkey's Art Scholarship program, and leftover supplies will be donated to Outside In and the Portland Children's Museum.


Friday, May 25, 2007

Local Craft Supply Swap on Sunday

From Sister Diane of The Church of Craft...

I hope you're coming by the Craft Supply Swap this weekend!

It's Sunday, May 27th, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. We're at The 100th Monkey Studio, which is at 110 SE 16th Ave. It's the low, green building at the corner of SE 16th and Ankeny. There is plenty of street parking.

Here are some details for you:
*Please bring any art or craft materials that you aren't using anymore. We're open to pretty much everything-paints, fabrics, yarn, beads, buttons, pens and pencils, clay, paper...

The only stuff we're not looking for are those random cast-off things you've been hanging onto in case that perfect project comes along. You know, those paper-towel tubes and the guts of that old transistor radio. :-)

*There is no admission fee for this event. We do ask that you bring something to swap. The 100th Monkey Studio will have a collection jar to take donations for their Art Scholarship fund, in case you'd like to donate a bit.

*You are welcome to take any art or craft materials you can use from the swap. We're not placing limits on what people take, but we hope everyone will respect that this is a community event, and leave plenty for everyone else. We are donating a large portion of the leftover material to Outside In.

*We will have three free craft tables going on during the day, so you can also hang out and make stuff:

From 11 a.m.-1 p.m., we'll be making Fabric Scrap Flower Pins.

From 1-3 p.m., we'll be making Refrigerator Magnets, using all kinds of found objects.

From 3-4 p.m., we'll be making Fused Fabric Greeting Cards.

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