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Austin Craft Mafia

(read all about our trip to Austin, TX on the lotus events blog!)

If you happen to be in Austin, don't forget to check out Swap and Sew + Sweets: A Clothing and Craft Supply Swap + Yummy Bake Sale + Hang Out and Craft Session hosted by the Austin Craft Mafia.

Clean out your closets and your craft supply drawers and come participate in a community swap! Bring any unwanted clothes - both adult and kids clothes welcome, and crafting supplies like fabric, thread, yarn, notions, buttons, etc. etc. Get rid of stuff you don't want and go home with new stuff that you love. Any suits or professional clothing and accessories left over at the end of the day will be donated to Dress for Success, a non-profit organization that helps disadvantaged women get dressed up for job interviews. Any crafty supplies left over will be donated to the after school teen sewing program at the Austin Public Library. Everything else will be donated to a local charity shop. If you want, you can also bring your sewing machine or knitting needles or embroidery hoops or whatever and spend the afternoon hanging out with other crafty types fixing up your swap finds, having fun and sharing ideas. It is also a great way to recycle and upcycle! In case you get hungry, we will have an assortment of amazing treats available for you to buy and snack on. Donate a can of food and your treat is free! We will use part of the $5 suggested donation and bake sale proceeds to help buy sewing machines for the after-school program.

WHEN: Saturday, September 5th, 12pm-6pm WHERE: Space 12 - 3121 e. 12th St. 78702 ( WHY: Have fun, get crafty and support the Space 12 Community Center and the Austin Public Library Youth Services sewing program. HOW MUCH: $5 suggested donation

(via the Austin Craft Mafia blog)

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