When You’re Ready to Donate
- Elementary schools. Many elementary schools use yarn for arts and crafts projects.
- Assisted living facilities. Many residents at assisted living facilities enjoy knitting and crochet, as well as other arts and crafts activities.
- Thrift/second-hand stores.
- Ravelry groups.
Where can I donate quilting fabric?
- Charitable organizations such as Goodwill and Salvation Army usually accept donations of fabric to sell in thrift shops. The fabric is often in high demand by quilters, sewers and other artisans. Hang large pieces on hangers or fold them neatly.
Choose a charity to which to donate your yarn. Check with local charity shops, such as Goodwill Industries or The Salvation Army, for specifics on yarn donations. Also, check with local nursing homes, churches and schools for yarn donation programs. Step 2
- 1 How do I donate yarn?
- 2 What can you do with old yarn?
- 3 Who needs yarn donations?
- 4 How do I get rid of extra yarn?
- 5 Why is yarn so expensive?
- 6 What can I do with yarn I don’t want?
- 7 What charity can I knit for?
- 8 Where can I sell unused yarn?
- 9 What does savers take for donations?
- 10 Can you sell yarn on Ravelry?
- 11 Can I sell my knitted items?
- 12 What is secondhand yarn?
How do I donate yarn?
Here are Barbara’s Top Ten Tips to get FREE YARN:
- CRAFT/CHURCH GROUPS: Many churches, libraries, and non-profits have knitting/crocheting/craft groups.
- GARAGE SALES: Visit Church and school garage/rummage sales on the very last day.
- TELL YOUR FRIENDS:
- ONLINE FREEBIE GROUPS:
- THRIFT STORES:
- UPCYCLE YARN:
What can you do with old yarn?
34 Adorable Things To Do With Leftover Bits Of Yarn
- Use yarn scraps to wrap your gifts.
- Knit a bookmark.
- Make a collage with tiny rolled-up yarn balls.
- Knit (or crochet!)
- Make tiny bunnies.
- Or even tinier bunnies.
- Crochet a quick and simple doily for an ornament.
- Or crochet smaller ones to make earrings.
Who needs yarn donations?
11 Charities for Yarn Crafters to Support
- Knitted Knockers. Breast cancer has certainly touched all of our lives in one form or another.
- Project Linus. Project Linus may be a crafting charity that you have heard of.
- Snuggles Project. Speaking of blankets, have you heard of the Snuggles Project?
How do I get rid of extra yarn?
You could also try to sell it on Ravelry, ebay, etsy or anywhere else you like. Or donate it via your local Freecycle group or swap group. Or just post on Facebook that you have some yarn that’s looking for a good home — if you’ve got crafty friends that ought to do it!
Why is yarn so expensive?
You know that the amount of yarn depends on the size of your sweater, needles, and weight of your yarn. The bulkier your yarn the more expensive they get. This is because most chunky and bulky yarns have short yardage per skein. But if you knit projects like blankets and scarves, you may use more affordable yarns.
What can I do with yarn I don’t want?
Donating. If you don’t want to deal with the hassle of selling your yarn, you should seriously consider donating your yarn to a worthy cause or charity. Donating your yarn stash will get it out of your house quickly, that’s for sure.
What charity can I knit for?
Sewing and knitting for charity
- Cats Protection. Cats Protection are looking for mice and blankets to help the thousands of cats in their care.
- Teddies for Tragedies.
- Francis House Children’s Hospice.
- Knit for Syria.
- Dress a Girl Around the World.
- Little Dresses for Africa.
- Project Linus.
- Bonnie Babies.
Where can I sell unused yarn?
Try selling your yarn online at places like ebay, yarnfind.com, Ravelry, and Etsy. To keep things simple, you can also sell it in a garage or yard sale, though you probably won’t be able to get as much money for it.
What does savers take for donations?
What items can I donate? We accept the folllowing items: Clothing and fashion accessories: shirts, dresses, shorts, coats, jackets, jumpers, pants, socks, sunglasses, shoes, scarves, ties and bowties, belts, bags, suitcases – literally any clothing items including women’s, men’s and children’s.
Can you sell yarn on Ravelry?
How can I buy or find yarn on Ravelry? Ravelry has a yarn database, but do not sell yarn directly. When you are on a yarn page, there is often a buying options tab. You can click that tab to see any local and online buying options that are available through Ravelry advertisers.
Can I sell my knitted items?
If you design your own knits, consider writing out the patterns for other knitters. You can often sell these in local yarn shops or on online marketplaces like Etsy or Ravelry. With a little promotion, you could potentially make a passive income to support your yarn addiction.
What is secondhand yarn?
Secondhand yarn: unused yarn acquired from secondhand sources. Buying someone else’s stash yarn, finding unused yarn at a creative reuse shop, or skeins found at a thrift store. Can be acquired in whole or partial skeins, cones, balls, or cakes.