Do you have art or craft related materials laying around that you know you’re never going to use–but you don’t want to just throw them away? Are you looking to try a new hobby, but don’t want to spend money until you’re sure it’s for you?

We have good news: we are hosting a Craft and Art Supplies Swap at the Sooke Library! Presented in Partnership with Zero Waste Sooke.

Bring in your donations of good condition art and craft supplies to help them find a new home Pick up some new-to-you items for free. Take home only the ones you want to use. We will even take away leftover craft materials and make sure they find a good home.

Please bring in your donations starting at 12 pm. You do not have to donate items to browse and take home items–all are welcome!

What types of things can you bring in?

Any clean, good-condition art and craft related items that can be used to create! Including…

Art Supplies

Examples: Watercolors, artists paints (in tubes acrylic or oil), chalk paint, paint brushes, crayons, pastels, chalk, pencils, pens, markers, erasers, blenders, paper, stretched canvas, art board, rulers, sketch books, easels, collage supplies, scrapbooking supplies, paper, stickers, stamps and stamp pads, punches, embellishments, adhesives, photo albums, adhesive vinyl, maps, graph paper, large format paper, old photos and postcards.

Craft Supplies

Examples: Pipe cleaners, craft foam, feathers, adhesives, glitter, wine corks, string, twine, plastic canvas, wire, jewelry making supplies and tools, beads, clay (polymer clay and air hardening clay), clay tools, frames, mat board, gift wrap
Fabric, zippers, buttons, thread, patterns, sewing needls, pins, trim, ribbon, elastic, closures, velcro, yarn, wool, felt, knitting needles, crochet hooks, felting tools, embroidery floss, embroidery hoops

Fabric and Fibre Arts

Examples: Fabric, zippers, buttons, thread, patterns, sewing needls, pins, trim, ribbon, elastic, closures, velcro, yarn, wool, felt, knitting needles, crochet hooks, felting tools, embroidery floss, embroidery hoops

Containers
Examples: Mason jars, decorative tins, coffee tins, Altoids tins, cigar boxes, beakers