Scrap DC: A Home for Unwanted Stash

In looking around for a place to donate unwanted needlework materials, I found Scrap DC. I’ll let them describe themselves:

“SCRAP DC is a project of SCRAP, a 501(c)(3) whose mission is to inspire creative reuse and environmentally sustainable behavior by providing educational programs and affordable materials to the community. You can think of us as a thrift shop for artists, crafters, teachers, parents, DIY-ers, and everyone who loves to create. We do loads of other programming, classes, workshops, drop-ins and now offer memberships!”
Scrap DC accepts donations in the general categories of Paper, Artist’s Mediums, Framing, Office Supplies, Media/Tech, Wood and More. In terms of what’s most relevant to Loudoun Sampler Guild members, Scrap DC is looking for: Fabric and Notions including Fabric (one yard and longer), zippers, buttons, beads, thread, needles, pins, trim, lace, ribbon, Velcro, leather, string and yarn (ball or skein – NO tangles), knitting needles, crochet hooks, patterns.

Donations are accepted Wednesday through Sunday, 12:30pm-5:30pm. If you have a large donation they ask for an email in advance. When you donate you get a tax receipt for decluttering your home or office, keeping stuff out of local waste streams, and getting it to those who otherwise might not have creative supplies. It’s a win-win-win!

For more information about the group, check out their website:



The Loudoun Sampler Guild is a group of sampler enthusiasts based in northern Virginia. We meet monthly for lectures, needlework classes and workshops, and field trips.

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