Craft Swap! - clear out your stash, go home with new goodies!

  • October 20, 2012 · 1:00 PM
  • Elly's house

Do you ever want to raid someone else's craft stash? Do you have too much craft clutter in your house? Well, we do too!

Come along to the CREATE London Craft Swap and you could be going home with brand new craft materials for yourself; the more you bring, the more you could be going home with. Swaps can be carried out between 2 or more people and the better the quality items you bring, the more likely you are to successfully bargain for the items you're after.

What we have so far -

  • Scrapbooking: 12x12 papers, other decorative papers, photo tape, double-sided tape, glues etc (all items unused)
  • Stamping: selection of rubber stamps, ink pads, stamping techniques book.
  • Craft hardware: decorative edge scissors (in 9 different styles), regular scissors (still in packet), craft scalpels (still in packets)
  • Jewellery-making: glass beads, seed beads, findings, tools, coloured tigertail, coloured wire, organza ribbon
  • Polymer Clay: bead roller, extruder, completed jewellery
  • Storage: collapsible containers, plastic/cardboard storage boxes
  • Needlework: cross stitch magazines, embroidery thread
  • Sewing: fabric, thick and thin cord, elastic, Kath Kidston sewing book.
  • Papercraft: card-making paper, decoupage materials etc.
  • Knitting/Crochet: yarn, vintage knitting needles, crochet magazine
  • Baking: colourful metal cookie cutters (dinosaurs, animals, hearts, flowers etc), mini cutters (star-shaped), wooden rolling pins (great for kids)
  • General Craft: glitter, Martha Stewart decorative shapes (12 bottles), silk flowers, ribbons, ribbons and more ribbons!
  • Books & Magazines: on topics such as sewing, cross stitch, scrapbooking and jewellery-making

This list will be added to as more people sign up so keep an eye on it.

The swap will take place at Elly's house in pretty Kew Village and afternoon tea will be provided (though, as with all of our events, more food is always welcome!). If you'd like to make a day of it then Kew Gardens is just a 5 minute walk away.

If anybody has a large amount of stuff please contact Elly to arrange to drop off your items in advance. We have a nice, dry garage (and no car) so there's no need to worry about storage.

As this is a not-for-profit group, all proceeds will go towards paying the group's meetup.com fees (this costs us $72.00USD every 6 months).

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  • Brenda W.

    Fantastic time and it was great to get rid of some of my stuff! I have already used one of the things on a scrapbook page that I got from the swap yesterday. We have to do is again! Ask for hosting Elly!

    October 21, 2012

  • Holly

    It was like Christmas!! :D

    October 21, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great afternoon! Thank you Elly for organising it I had a lovely time and it was really nice to meet you all... On top of that I am inspired to create new stuff with my new goodies :)

    October 20, 2012

  • Elly

    Thank you ladies! I had a really great time and now have some new craft gear to play with. It was also really nice to see some new faces.

    October 20, 2012

  • Geneviève G.

    I was surpirsed about all the stuff there was! Wow!

    October 20, 2012

  • Elly

    Hi everyone,

    Just to clarify - I haven't heard from Sharon so we'll just stick with the 1pm start time. If anyone has trouble finding my house, you can contact me on[masked] 456. See you all soon!

    October 20, 2012

    • Sharon C.

      Hi Elly, have come back with a cold and am still in bed..... Sorry xx

      October 20, 2012

    • Elly

      Hi Sharon, sorry to hear you're unwell, hope your cold didn't spoil your trip. Get well soon!

      October 20, 2012

  • Geneviève G.

    HI Elly! Sorry to bother you! But I need your address by mail because I live quite far from West London and I have to wake up early to plan my journey! Can't wait to see you and the others!

    Genny

    October 19, 2012

  • Sharon C.

    I have loads of stuff to swap with, but not getting back from France until the night of 19th, so might be a bit of a push to make 1pm, can I RSVP closer to the day please Elly?

    September 28, 2012

    • Elly

      Sure Sharon, happy to save a spot for you :-) If you'd like us to run the event a little later we can do that. I'm pretty sure the first hour or two will be spent waiting for people to arrive and eating/chatting anyway.

      October 1, 2012

    • Elly

      Hi Sharon, we're happy to start a little later for you. Let me know if you'd still like to come along. I suspect we will have lots and lots of stuff to be swapped so it would be great if you can still make it.

      October 16, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to seeing you all :)

    October 14, 2012

    • Elly

      Hello, it's been so long since we've seen you! Looking forward to Saturday!

      October 16, 2012

  • Geneviève G.

    Hi! I would like so much to join you on this activity but I'vre just moved to London and left all my stuff at home..Can I come with some whool stuff? I am not a professionnal in creating! Do you accept beginners with full motivation? Good evening!

    October 16, 2012

    • Elly

      Hi Geneviève, you're most welcome to come along! It doesn't matter if you don't have much to swap, we're always happy to meet new members. Please join us for a chat, cake, and to meet some of the girls. Our group members have a huge range of talents and skill levels. We are all beginners at something as there is so much out there to learn :-)

      October 16, 2012

  • Brenda W.

    Sorry I put this in the wrong place! I will be brining scrapbooking magazines as well with me. Both from the US and the UK.

    September 28, 2012

  • Dolly S.

    Awesome meetup! I so want to attend this, however, i am travelling out by end of october and will be back just before christmas.. So will probably be busy packing up a whole lot of stuff and buying up gifts :) .. Will rsvp closer to the event depending upon my busy-ness.. I hope there'll be space abailable then..

    September 27, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      I have lots of wool and knitting needles I am happy to donate x

      September 28, 2012

    • Brenda W.

      I also have magazines- scrapbooking from US and UK that I think I will be brining with me as well.

      September 28, 2012

7 went

  • Elly
    Jewellery Making, Millinery, Photography, Sewing, Co-Organizer
    Event Host
  • Holly
    Jewellery Making
    Event Host
  • Brenda W.
    Scrapbooking
  • A former member
  • A former member
  • A former member

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