Friday, January 29, 2010

Anybody up for a swap ...

I went to my first Northern Craft Bonanza last night and it was wonderful. Thanks guys for such a great time. So many different people, and all doing such amazing and unique things. I got a ton of new ideas that I may never get to use, but I have them and that's the most important thing.

What I wanted to share was an idea that evolved as I was chatting with Betty Jo(Lino Forest), after we started talking about my recent find of pre-decimal currency knitting patterns.

At that stage Betty Jo made me a really generous offer of her unused and unloved stash of vintage patterns, and I could see from the knitters in the room it would be more than just me interested in looking at that stash.

Which took the conversation down an interesting path ... what would it be like if we all brought something along we weren't using or didn't need, and each of us got to take something new home to love?

It wouldn't matter what we brought ... knitting and crochet patterns, yarn, quilting fabric, storage containers, beads, felt, crochet hooks and knitting needles, cross stitch thread or fabric, paint, vintage sewing patterns. And this is only what I can think of in the last few minutes.

So I thought I'd put this idea out there ... no pressure, nobody has to participate if they don't want to, but something to consider over the next couple of weeks.

PS Betty Jo don't forget to bring your knitting patterns, and I know I have a stash of vintage sewing patterns and some knitting patterns I could bring. Now, where did I put them ...

But if you do, bring whatever you'd like to part with to the next meeting and we can start swapping.


  1. What a great idea Susan, I'm in!

  2. What to bring, what to bring?

    Thanks for organising Susan. Sounds like lots of fun.

  3. That sounds great. I still won't be able to get along to the next one but if this goes well then down the track I can bring stuff for swapping. Or simply destashing!

  4. Sounds good to me. I had a great night.

  5. Sounds fantastic!
    I have a brain like a sieve at the moment so hopefully there will be a reminder post on the Wednesday before to make sue that I pack up some goodies???

  6. I have the pattern books put aside. I may just need a friendly reminder like Miss sieve brain !