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#1 of 128 Old 07-24-2004, 01:47 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I have a ton of stuff around here that I USED to be in to, that I am not really doing anymore... that I know some of you are probably dying to have.

On the other hand, I have just started sewing and would love to have more supplies.

So, maybe there are others like me, who would like to get rid of the "old" crafting or sewing supplies that we won't use, and get some that we could use.

$15 value..dc mandatory
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Sounds like a great idea - my iso list is huge.... I just have to convince myself to let some stuff go...

Should I post my list, or do you want to wait to see who is interested??
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I am definitely interested. My list is continually being added to.

Knitting:
+Bamboo or Birch knitting needles:
**straight needle any size but 8 and 10 (I really need some 9's)
**16” circular size 3, 5, or 7
+Cotton yarn (one skein/ball for dishcloths or enough of one lot for a scarf, shawl etc) neutral colors such as sage, natural, or even eggplant etc.
+Knitting needles for kids (for my 3yo to "knit" too )
+Wool yarn suitable for soakers from Little Turtle Knits, HolySheepYarns, FabriConnection etc in handpainted colors! Enough for soaker shorts or longies please. (dyed by you is fine too)

Fabric:
+Cotton prints (2yd each)(my SIL is going to sew some outfits for dd. I would prefer soft and girly prints like pretty flowers... or we would love some Strawberry Shortcake fabric. If you have other fabrics, PM me because I don't know exactly what I want )

Etc:
+Decorative Edge scissors

Gift Certificates/Cards to use for supplies or books on knitting etc:
Amazon.com
Barnes & Noble/bn.com
Borders/Borders.com
Hobby Lobby
Lowe's
Menard's

I'll add more as I think of things.
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sorry ladies...I am out
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Knitting:
*100% cotton yarn ( I can use balls of solid colors as small as .5 oz )
*100% wool yarn ( any kind but fisherman's I have tons of it - I would love to try a bulky weight yarn for longies)
* sock weight yarn - enough for at least one pr of socks
* Packages of Kool Aid for dying wool
* Knitting needles straight/dual/ circulars (have straight sz 5,7,8,9 and circ. 29" #15)
* Zippered storage case for knitting needles and accessories
* Stitch holders and markers

Sewing:
* Sz 16 snaps from the Snap Source
* Mini hammer from the Snap Source or similar
* Zippers 10" or longer any colors
* Green Bay Packers print cotton or cotton blend fabric or fleece at least 1.5 yrds
* upholstery foam blocks 4"x4"x4"

Scrapbooking and Cardmaking
* Straight paper cutter (guillotine type or fiskars 12" paper trimmer) for scrapbooking and cardmaking
* Acid free glue stick or tape
* 8 ½ x 11 Album
* Blank/Plain note cards with matching envelopes for card making.
* Rubber stamp of a hot air ballon
* Ink pads- please make sure they haven’t dried out. Any colors but Black, Red, Purple and Blue

Dying
* Soda Ash
* Procion Dye- all colors – your leftovers would be great.. I just need enough to dye a few toddler prefolds.
* White short sleeve or long sleeve tee shirts to dye sz 18-24m / 2t / 3t

Decorating
* Black hangable picture frames ( or any with a plain frame that would be spray paintable) 4 x 6, 5 x7 or 8 x 10.

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Books
Any books on making waldorf dolls.
A First Book of Knitting for Children by Bonnie Gosse & Jill Allerton
Toymaking With Children - by Freya Jaffke
Feltmaking Projects For Children: by Anne Vickrey
Books on making toys
Feltcraft by Petra Berger
Any other book that you would recommend re: any of the topics listed below (or others that you think I would love)

Sewing
Waldorf Doll Kit
Terry cloth – white/natural
Solid (preferably white/natural) flannel (or other good material for unpaper towels)
PUL prints – no baby prints
Hemp terry
Serger Thread – esp variegated
Wooly nylon thread
Hemp/organic cotton fabric
Kwik Sew Sewing For Children
Kwik Sew Sewing for Toddlers
fun sewing patterns (pm me)
One of those wooden dowel thingies for thread (one for both sewing machine and serger)
Tulle
I am in desparate need of a washable marking pen.

Knitting/Felting
Wool yarn (any weight, but esp sport; hand dyed is awesome!!)
Wool yarn leftovers (at least ½ oz)
Packages of Kool Aid for dying wool
Wool roving
100% cotton yarn
Hemp yarn
Bamboo yarn
circ knitting needles (I have size 4-16", 6-16", 7-40", 7-16", 8-24", 9-32"?, 9-16", 10-16", 10.5-16")
crochet hooks (I have size d-k, q)
Everlasting WonderSoaker pattern (Original only, please)
LTK Ribby Wrap Pattern (Original only, please)
Fun knitting patterns (copies are ok)
Little Felt People Kit

Misc.
Spool of 20 gauge Brass wire
Spool of thinner than 20-gauge brass wire
Queen size panty-hose- new– no support hose – esp white, sheer, pastels or iridescent
Tie-dye kit from Dharma
Knit/crochet/sewing patterns for toys
Wool batting
stockmar colored pencils
stockmar stick crayons
Vegetable-based glycerin

I want to start doing these things, but know nothing, so any books, supplies, advice would be great!
Embroidery stuff - as in freehand - I'd like to do bugs, plants, flowers, other natural things on clothing
Needle Felting
Basket weaving
Spinning
Knittting/crocheting with wire
gourd art/craft


Gift Certificates
JoAnn Fabric
Michael’s
Weir Dolls
Cool online crafty places
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OK, I came to my senses and realized that with the move I better hold off...
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I would love to be in on this. I already see a couple people I can make packages for! I will post my ISO later.
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My ISO

Fabrics: (at least 2 yards?)

Satin or satin-like material for making princess costumes
would love: pinks, yellows, lavendar, baby blue, silver, etc

Tulle (almost any kind of netting stuff), organza, netting, etc
(in the same colors as above, also white)



Patterns:

Any costume for wizard, renissance, knight, etc.
Any pj's 2T or size 7
Any lounge pants size 5/6/7

Misc

Wooden fairy making pattern
fairy wand making supplies (dow rods, balls, bells, etc..)
ribbon, thin kind, solid colors

Scrapbooking

Creative memories albumn 12X12 (can be other brands too, must be strap hinged, and CM quality)

12X12 scrapbooking pages, NEED at least two of the same. (in these themes: beach, fall, halloween, Summer, Birthday)

Matching stickers with the papers given (no die cuts please, I have enough)

Really cool embellishments to go with the theme paper you choose to send

CM punches: square and heart

ANY- decorative edge maker (have corner rounder)

Clip-on-table-trash-and-drink-holder (don't know its real name)

Letter stickers - with all letters please

Cool punches - any really neat one, leaves, faces, pm with thoughts.

Card stock in colors to match 12X12 papers sent.
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I am open to input on when we close. I don't care.
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Here's my ISO:
fleece fabrics - children's patterns and/or solids.. I'm wanting to make tie blankets, so I need one yard pieces.
My little pony fabric
playsilk blanks (all sizes)


I could make a couple packages of scrapbook magazines if anyone is interested, so please add that to your ISO if you are
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Circular knitting needles of various sizes, big and small
Wool yarn in natural color or blue
Wool Jersey fabric natural color or boyish
Wool Interlock fabric natural color or boyish
pillow panels of any kind
craft panels of any kind
threads of any kind
crochet hooks of all sizes
Ribbon, all colors (need red and green)
Christmas fabrics of 1 yard cuts or bigger (no poly)
Boyish fabrics of 1 yard cut or bigger (no poly)
Craft patterns of any kind
Costume patterns for children
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Ohh, me me, I have tons of stuff that some of you are ISO!

I am ISO:
sherpa
stretch/baby terry
white serger thread
white regular thread
universal serger needles (11-14)
14 in or 22 in zippers (not heavy duty)
solid color PUL
Oil paints
blank canvas
paint brushes
painting how-to books
misc painting supplies
hemp string
batik fabric, any colors, one yard peices
fabric with motorcycles on it
plaster guaze strips
sponge brushes (any size) (those little black/gray ones)
how-to mosaic book
gardening ideas book
kids how to craft book
how to pottery book

Mama to a teen and tween
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Thanks Christina! 've been wanting to set one of these up, but I'v ehad too much stuff going on lately.

My ISO List:
***Any hemp fabrics (hemp terry or hemp jersey, esp.)
Any MM fleece fabrics
* Sherpa fabrics, especially organic
** Velour fabrics, especially organic
* Suedecloth fabrics, especially red
* Wool fabrics - wool flannel or wool jersey, any color, at least 1/2 yard pieces
**Wool fabric scraps - wool flannel or wool jersey, any color, at least 1" square (or can be made into 1" squares)
Microfleece fabrics
YLI wooly Nylon, any colors
Wool yarn, any color
Plastic snaps, any color, size 16 or 20 (compatable w/ KAM pess) - especially size 20 purple caps
Scrapbooking supplies, boyish/baby
Procion dyes, especially purples
Kool aid packets for dying
Tie dye kits
Hand painted, hand dyed wool yarns in any bright colors
Hand painted, hand dyed wool yarns in muted fall colors
Cute woven prints, at least 1/2 yard pieces
**Cute knit prints, at least 1/2 yard pieces
Play silk blanks
Any clothing blanks in size 12m - 5T and adult small or medium (no onsies please)
transfer paper for the injet printer
paint for kids
paint brushes - quality small and/or large ones for me and the kiddos
pottery clay
pottery wheel (the small motarized one that they sell in the toy stores)
white FOE, even a small amount
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Can the value be lowered? (Pretty please!) We could do more packages that way.

Bright or pastel colored 100% wool (the soft stuff, please) sweaters, size L or larger
(please no "warm" tones - DD looks awful in them!)

Spools of colored thread - any color, but please not the really cheap stuff

Shearing scissors (the kind you use to keep fabrics from unraveling)

One of those measuring/ cutting boards

Rolling scissors
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I don't really care, if everyone wants to lower it to $15 we can.

Lets close on Wed, July 28th at 6:00pm central (have your ISO's updated by then please)

VERY IMPORTANT - email me choices ([email protected]) by midnight on the 28th -

I'll try to post choices by the next day, and we can ship by the 2nd of August.

Sound ok?

Ok, anyone want to put in their $.02 on the value?

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$15 is cool with me.
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I would like to be a part of this, but I don't quite understand how it works. Do we choose who we will swap with or do you choose for us?

Here is my ISO list as a start:

wool boucle yarn(yellows, reds, browns, blacks)
cotton chenille yarn (any colors but no creams or naturals)

sewing shears
measuring tools to make patterns with
Pattern making/tracing paper(the stuff with grid lines that you can iron)

size 20 polyaceter snaps and die set

Malden mills fleece 200 weight or higher (any colors)

Plus size (size 16 and higher) maternity patterns, new or used

any stretch/lycra material, especially stretch laces

zippers, any kind and any size above 6 inches

poly braided elastic, any size


Any books on pattern making, draping and embroidery.

Thanks
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I'm interested too.. How does a swap work?

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On the 28th, after 6:00 central, you send me the names of the people that YOU can send to. I will worry about finding someone that can send to you.

If you send me three names, but say you can only send to one...then I will only give you one, but it might not be your first choice. If you send me three names and say you can do three packages, I might give you all three, or maybe two, or maybe just one, it all depends on how the swap works out.

From what I've seen, if you have a bigger, more general ISO, more people want to send to you, so you are usually able to do more packages.

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Hmmmm sounds fun I'm in! So we make a $15 package for one or several different people, and send you their name... right?

I'm ISO all things knitty!

DPNs any size but 5
Bamboo needles
Wool yarn or roving
Other natural fiber yarn, linen, hemp etc
soaker or pants patterns ( I have LTK soaker and longies - would like something else too!)

cotton or linen fabric for tie dye ( a blank apron would be nice )
natural dyes


I'll add more if I can think of it!

I can see that I have tons of stuff to swap.. I made tie blankets last winter, and bought way too much fleece! I also have many sizes of straight knitting needles that I just don't use much since buying my Denise Interchangeable kit!

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Yeah, sort of.... I just look through people's ISO's and find people that I have stuff I can give to. If I have 10 items I could give to person X, then they are #1 on my list, if I have 5 I could give to person Y, they are #2 on my list...so on and so forth.

You just email me telling me who you would like to send to in order of preference and how many packages you would like to send.

OK?
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Got it. Thanks!

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Pulling out of the swap..Have fun guys!!

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Definately join in.... I think that others will add too. I am going to add some scrapbooking stuff to my ISO...but I just haven't yet.

This swap is open to ALL crafts, not just sewing.
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I edited my message when I went back over the ISO's lists..I think I have more stuff than I thought..Funny how supplies accumulate

Thanks!!

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sorry gonna have to back out. just made a big purchase, gotta sell some stuff

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OK, my ISO:
malden mills microfleece (diaper cuts or larger)
Stretch hemp terry (diaper cuts or larger)
soft wool for soakers: preferably natural colors or boyish, not navy or dark green, already have a bunch
size 5 bamboo dpn
wooly nylon, esp variegated
maxi lock thread, neutral light colors or neutral dark colors
water soluable fabric pen
fabric marker for on dark colors
nice fabric scissors
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I've never done a swap before, but I'd love to get in on this! Can I come back and post my ISO in the morning? :yawning:
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I think the $15 value is fine too.
I just won't be able to mail mine until closer to Aug 10 since we'll be moving July 31 and living in a hotel for a week before we get in our new house-so if that's not cool let me know.
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