Calling All Crafters: time to swap your goods

Zero Waste Sooke sponsors project

Calling All Crafters: time to swap your goods

What can you do with leftover supplies once your crafts projects are finished? Stash them in your storage closet, and watch them accumulate dust? Throw them away?

There’s a better idea – a craft materials swap.

Zero Waste Sooke, a project of Transition Sooke, hosts its first swap on Oct. 16, from from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Sooke public library (2065 Anna Marie Rd.).

Participants can bring their craft supplies (beads, fabric, yarn, paint, etc.) to the swap, and take home only the ones they want to use. Zero Waste Sooke will even find a good home for the leftover materials.

“It’s always fun to get new supplies to make crafts. But what to do with materials from an old hobby? People have been talking about sharing craft supplies they no longer need,” said Paula Johanson, Zero Waste Sooke member and the organizer of the Craft Materials Swap.

For more information, please check out Zero Waste Sooke online at

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