Monthly Archives: February 2010

RVA Craft Swap!

Swap art & craft supplies this Sunday! De-stash, acquire, do good!!

RVA Craft Swap

Admit your craft addiction

The 3rd annual Crafters Anonymous Craft Swap is this Sunday from 2:00 – 5:00 pm at Art Works. The Craft Swap is an opportunity for artists and crafters of all types to get together in a fun, social environment and trade craft supplies. This event is also a benefit to support Art 180 – a Richmond based non-profit organization that creates and provides art-related programs to young people living in challenging circumstances, encouraging personal and community change through self-expression.

Entry into the swap is $6 at the door. If you bring a bag of supplies to swap, the entry fee is $1. Upon entry you will get 1 grocery bag to fill to your hearts content. You are welcome to purchase additional bags for $5 each. If you have your own reusable bags please feel free to bring those to use (fees will still apply). There will be tables set up to hang out and craft so feel free to bring a small project to work on.

So gather up all those unused supplies and come hang out with us this weekend!

Crafters Anonymous Craft Swap
Sunday, February 28th
2:00 pm – 5:00
Art Works
320 Hull Street

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Go Go Gadget, Ruffler!

I’m a big fan of gadgets – cooking, office, craft/sewing, etc.  Especially sewing gadgets.  I have my eye on the bias tape maker as I write this. I just haven’t convinced myself I need it…yet.  :-)

I finally ordered a ruffler sewing foot. I’ve been thinking about a couple of designs that would require a bunch of small pleats.  I already do some things that have a couple of pleats or a little bit of gather, but if you plan on doing lots this will help loads.  Ruffling/pleating isn’t hard to do but time consuming and taxing on patience. Your fingers will thank you.

Test shots:

ruffler foot2

ruffler foot2

ruffler foot

ruffler foot


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