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Saturday, 26 November 2011

Scrapstores and Recycling Arts Projects

A few months ago, I wrote a post about the hidden gems and amazing craft supplies just waiting to be tapped into, if you were a member of your local Scrapstore, also called Recycling Arts Projects or Scrap Clubs.

To encourage you to go and find your nearest club, here are a few photos from one I visited on Tuesday. There had been a delivery of Crown Paint sample pots, glitter snowflake cut-outs from retail displays and lots of coloured foam.

Remember, as a member you don't pay for anything you take. It is all free and constantly changing. The idea is so simple and it takes a group of volunteers 40 hours (approx) a week to help collect and sort.

Lella Loves... Scrapstores

Huge snowflake templates.

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Thick glitter board.

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Hundreds of Crown Paint sample pots.

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Paper, card, folders and dividers.

Lella Loves... Scrapstores

If you have children who need entertaining on rainy days, why not join a Scrapstore and enjoy the use of clean waste all donated by local business to keep it out of landfills. The photo above shows rolls of coloured foam.

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Pigeon holes filled with pin badges, beads, buckles, pens, cup hooks, screws, key rings and so on.

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Huge 6ft cardboard tubes. They have tubes in various sizes and widths as it comes from local businesses who supply either fabric, paper or carpet. There is something for everyone.

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Rub-offs, foils and stickers.

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Salvaged computer parts, Motherboards, ribbons and cables.

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Perspex, foam board and plastic sheeting.

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If you make dolls or cushions, the kapok and poly batting dump bin is the size of a jacuzzi.

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Plastics and clear film.

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Hundreds of metres of plastic tape.

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Sticky-backed papers and coloured signs with adhesive backing.

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Foam wedges and cushion upholstery trimmings.

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If you were moving house, bubblewrap can be used for the move and then returned to allow someone else to use it. There are bins filled with useful packaging such as poly peanuts, foam, cardboard and much more.

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I said it in August and I will say it again today: look up your local scrapstore and pay them a visit. If you love fabric, buttons, card, foam, paper, trimmings and so on, then do please find your local club and join the hundreds of other members who benefit from being a member of a scrapstore.

Here is the link to my August post explaining how Scrapstores operate:



Here is the link to the list of scrapstores in the the UK.


Visit a scrapstore this week and take some money as you will have to pay a very small, one-off fee for the year but that will allow you access to all their stock. 

*Tip: Try to donate something every time you visit. Please don't just be a 'taker'. Keep the wheels turning and find a few yards of fabric to pass on. A bag of spare buttons, several cotton threads in colours you will never use or that odd ball of wool will be greatly appreciated by someone else.

Please let me know if you went and joined and feel free to post a comment.

Lella  xx

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