Here at Krafters Korner we hold classes teaching blind crafters ways to create many different types of crafts. In some of our classes we learn techniques to make these crafts more marketable. Below is a note from one of our students describing some of what she learned in a recent class.
I took the Jelly Bean Jar Class. I learned that you should always embellish your jar lid, by doing so you can earn more money if selling the item. We also learned a technique where you take some item and use it to cover the top of the jar. An example would be if filling the jar with dog bones, take a dog bone or several mini dog bones and glue them to the top but don’t forget to seal the item with Modge Podge or some sealant.
Sources for Affordable yarn
Yarn crafters who make projects to donate to charity are always looking for good sources for affordable yarns to use.
Some ideas for free or inexpensive yarns:
- Community organizations such as the Girl Scouts may be a good source of free yarn. Yarns are donated to these groups, and can often times be more than the organization can use. To find a local Girl Scout council in your area go to: https://www.girlscouts.org/en/about-girl-scouts/join/council-finder.html
- Websites like https://www.freecycle.org/search are sources of free items people are wanting to give away.
- Goodwill and other consignment shops have inexpensive clothing. Sweaters made of wool can be found in these shops for very little cost. Unraveling the sweater and reusing the yarn in the project of your choice is another way to get inexpensive yarn.
What sources can you suggest for acquiring free and inexpensive yarns to use in charity projects?