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Stitchery to Hold Craft Supply Swap to Celebrate 3rd Anniversary

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — In honor of its 3rd anniversary, Stitchery will host their second annual free craft supply swap.

The event will be held on Saturday, Feb. 29, from 1-4 p.m. However, members of the community are welcome to drop off their unwanted, but in good condition craft supplies anytime from now until Feb. 28.

Then, on Saturday, Feb. 29, from 1-4, all are welcome to help themselves to anything they would like to take for free.

A donation jar will also be available with proceeds going to the Portsmouth Free Public Library.

“Give us any usable craft supplies that you no longer need, and we will open our doors to the community on the 29th,” said Karen Katin. “Take anything you like for free! If you don’t feel right taking items for free, we will also have a donation jar whose proceeds will go directly to the Portsmouth library.”

“This event was so successful last year that we are excited to host again this year. Bring us yarn, scrapbooking paper, fabric, thread, knitting needles —anything that’s unbroken that is just collecting dust in your basement,” said Traci Vaspol.

Drop off items whenever the studio is open for classes (check the website for hours). Not sure if an item is acceptable? Email thestitcheryri@gmail.com to ask.

Katin added, “Admit that you’re never going to get around to making the curtain from fabric you bought 15 years ago. Maybe someone else attending the swap will be inspired to sew the perfect pillow with it.”

Stitchery: A needle arts studio offering sewing classes for children and adults taught by Karen Katin of Dancing Threads RI, and knitting classes, taught by Traci Vaspol of Britstitchery.

Traci and Karen are proud to have offered classes in their community for three years, and look forward to many more to come!

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