Sunday, 11 February 2018

Re:Craft at The Hidden Lane



Hello. We often visit the Finneston area in Glasgow. There's quirky shops, great eateries and, most importantly, a brilliant selection of independant coffee places. Just off the main drag is The Hidden Lane. Up to now this meant, for us, a visit to the vintage tea room! But now there is the added bonus of Re:Craft.
Re:Craft is a Community Organisation and you can read all about what that means on their FaceBook page here but basically it's an arts and crafts materials reuse and recycling shop. They accept donations of second hand, part used arts and crafts materials. They also take items such as wine corks, cardboard tubes, tin cans etc. which they resell at reasonable prices. They are an Aladdin's cave of goodies such as beads, fabric and yarn, paint, card, buttons and thread, anything and everything crafty! They even take items you might not expect such as used postage stamps, used train tickets, empty jars and bottles, damaged books, used magazines and newspapers, bottle tops (both metal and plastic!), bubble wrap and old jiffy bags. 

After a good old rummage around I bought this little lot...


...a stamp set, chalk ink pads, buttons, stickers and tags made from train tickets! Next time I will be taking a bag of crafty stuff I'm finished with because the lovely lady at Re:Craft said we could negotiate a swap, and that sounds like fun!


5 comments:

Dotty Jo x said...

Sounds brilliant - what a pity it's such a long way from Birmingham! Jo x

Kath said...

Sounds a fabulous place to visit - just the sort of place I could spend time browsing and swapping!
Kath x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

What a great idea, would love a rummage there

Carole said...

What a brilliant idea! We could do with more of these around the country and then we could all swap those unloved items or at least know they would be put to good use. XX

Cara said...

What a brilliant idea, love the train ticket tags! Think I need to move up north!