“For the last few years, every four months there has been a cashless craft swap,” says Barriere resident Margaret Houben, “These swaps have been a great place to recycle unwanted crafting supplies; like wool, buttons, knitting and crochet needles, paper craft stuff, patterns and pattern books, and all sorts of other crafty things. People would come and bring supplies they no longer wanted, and pick up items they did want. It was lots of fun for those who came out, as you never knew what would show up. No money changes hands at these swaps – everything is given freely.”
Houben tells that usually about now, she would be picking a day in April to hold the next swap. However, due to the COVID-19 crisis, Houben says she will be holding off until either July (if things have calmed down by then), or possibly October.
“In the meantime, if anyone has crafting items they want to get rid of, please don’t throw it out – contact me and I will arrange getting them from you,” says Houben, “Also, if you need crafting items, let me know. If I have some of what you are looking for, I’ll let you know and arrange getting it to you.”
You can contact Margaret Houben on Facebook, or by phone at 250-672-9330.