Exchange unwanted craft and art supplies

Cashless Craft Swap in Barriere on Oct. 26, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the North Thompson Volunteer and Information Centre

With all the craft fairs coming up in the next few months, it’s about time to have another Cashless Craft Swap in Barriere.  This one will be on Oct. 26, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the North Thompson Volunteer and Information Centre (NTVIC) in the Ridge.

For those of you who have not been to a cashless craft swap before – here’s how it works:

• Bring any craft related items that you no longer want.   Specifically, craft supplies – bring items such as paper ephemera, scissors, balls of wool or cotton, knitting needles, material, how-to craft books, crafting magazines, patterns, spools of thread, rubber stamps, quilting templates, buttons, needles, paper clips, embroidery hoops, ribbons, paper (or leather) punches, paint brushes, etc.; basically anything even remotely related to any form of art or craft which you want to get rid of. (If you have old tubes of paint, bring them as well, just make sure they are still liquid… we want usable stuff.)

• Put the items you no longer want on the tables for others to see and browse through.

• Browse the tables yourself for items you may like to have; take home any that are of interest to you.

As stated above, this is a “cashless” event.  No money exchanges hands.  Everyone is welcome to drop by, and you don’t have to bring something to participate.  We always end up with a number of items left over, and any leftover items will either be kept for the next swap or donated to the local thrift store.

This event is hosted by the North Thompson Arts Council (NTAC).  NTAC’s next general meeting will be on Oct. 27, at 2 p.m. at the NTVIC here in Barriere. For more information about either the craft swap or NTAC, call Margaret Houben at 250-672-9330 (evenings).