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 Cowichan Library!

Bring in your donations of good condition 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 new home.

Please bring in your donations between May 8 and 12 and receive a ticket for early access to the swap! Come on back May 18, between 11:00 AM and 7:00 PM for the swap! 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, artist paints (in tubes, acrylic or oil), paint brushes, crayons, pastels, pencils, pens, markers, paper, canvas, sketch books, collage and scrapbooking supplies, stickers, stamps, old postcards, etc.

Craft Supplies

Examples: Pipe cleaners, craft foam, feathers, adhesive, glitter, wine corks, string, twine, plastic canvas, wire, jewelry making supplies ad tools, beads, clay, etc.

Fabric and Fiber Arts

Examples: Fabric, zippers, buttons, threads, sewing needles, ribbon, elastics, yarn, wool, felt, knitting needles, crochet hooks, felting tools, embroidery floss, pins, embroidery hoops.


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

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