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Published on September 22nd, 2008 | by Kelly Rand

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Craft Mutiny Craft Swap

craft supplies While we’ve already covered passed crafting supply swaps like the one in Richmond, VA, we would be remiss if we didn’t tell you about one coming up that if in the Washington, D.C. area – you could participate in!

This coming Sunday, the Craft Mutiny Arts and Crafts Collective is having a Supply Swap at the fifth annual Crafty Bastards, Arts and Crafts Fair in Washington, D.C. The Supply Swap is a great way to reuse and recycle leftover craft supplies.

You can donate your leftover and slightly used craft supplies and trade them in for new-to-you supplies. Tried a craft that didn’t work out? Donate the supplies to the swap. Is your fabric stash threatening to take over your house? This is a great way to cull the herd. The swap will accept all sorts of supplies and materials from yarn to fabric to paint and beads. Things that are not swap-able are house paint, toxic materials and old clothing. You should try to bring supplies someone else would love to use and not that musty old fabric sitting in the garage!

If you don’t have once loved items to swap, you will still be able to take advantage of the swap by enjoying materials at low, low prices. You will also be able to take part in demonstrations of fun arts and crafts at the booth throughout the day. Learn how to crochet, spin yarn, Gocco print and more! You will also have a chance to win handmade items from Craft Mutiny members in an exciting raffle. Select handmade items by Craft Mutiny members will also be for sale at the swap booth (129) including how-to kits and zines.

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About the Author

Kelly covers visual arts in and around Washington, DC for DCist and is editor of Crafting a Green World. Kelly has also been published by Bust Magazine and you can find her byline at Indie Fixx and Etsy’s Storque and has taught in Etsy’s virtual lab on the topic of green crafting. Kelly helps organize Crafty Bastards: Arts and Crafts Fair, one of the largest indie craft fairs on the east coast and has served on the Craft Bastard’s jury since 2007. Kelly is also co-founder of Hello Craft a nonprofit trade association dedicated to the advancement of independent crafters and the handmade movement. Kelly resides in Washington, D.C. and believes that handmade will save the world.



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