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Reader's Exchange: Craft materials galore are in need of crafters

It's just about time for spring cleaning, and many REX readers have already begun getting rid of what they don't have a use for anymore. Rhonda Foster, who lives in the Seminole area, is one of those people. Her clearing out has yielded an assortment of craft materials, including needlepoint/frames; fabric painting patterns, paints and more; silk ribbon; and quilting materials. She would prefer to donate these items to one group that will take everything. Rhonda may be reached at (727) 399-8222.

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Anyone needing supplies for a sewing project could hit the jackpot on this one. Barb Mullins has a box of miscellaneous craft supplies and fabric scraps to give away. They include Christmas and everyday fabric scraps, felt, pipe cleaners, shells, marbles, fake fur, buttons, poly-pellets (for bean bags) and batting. Whew! She also has Stretch & Sew and other patterns, and a roll of Do-Sew (for patternmaking). Barb may be reached via e-mail at zumba5058@ hotmail.com, or by phone at (727) 798-9954.

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If you miss out on those goodies, you might be able to get some of Leslie Rudloff's. She has fur collars, leather and other material remnants, as well as several 1-yard pieces of silky pastels. If you're interested, please call Leslie at (727) 725-5453.

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Debbie Joudrey is looking for a dressmaker's form for fitting clothes. If you can help her, please call (813) 746-5150.

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An Oregon snowbird implores any artists out there to donate their leftover art supplies. This snowbird left all her art supplies in Salem, and would appreciate oils, acrylics, watercolors, brushes, etc. If you can help, please call (727) 376-5113.

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Beautiful costumes never go out of style, and can be used for everything from Halloween to prom. Maries Noe of Palm Harbor has an assortment of costumes with accessories, in teen and adult sizes, to give away. After her senior dance group's retirement, she doesn't have any need for them. If you're interested, please call Maries at (727) 786-0970.

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Help a mom make her daughter's 40th birthday a fun and unforgettable event. She is looking for an old West Bend bean pot, working or not. It's a light-sand-colored stoneware pot with 3 or 4 decorative spoons on the front. She used to feed her daughter out of it and wants to give it to her as a joke, as her daughter hated that pot. If you can help her bring some not-so-fond memories to her daughter for a laugh, please call (727) 866-0089, or e-mail hercules3of4@gmail.com.

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With spring around the corner, people are starting to think about all things basket. Years ago, Bonnie McGee knew of a dough recipe that was used to make baskets by cooking it in the oven. The dough basket was painted with a lacquer, then placed on the table as a nice centerpiece. If anyone has that recipe and directions, please contact Bonnie at (727) 367-1167 and leave a message.

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Reader's Exchange: Craft materials galore are in need of crafters 03/06/09 [Last modified: Friday, March 6, 2009 12:36pm]
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