2nd Sunday Sewing: FREE Community Meetup-CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

Join us for a community sewing meetup in our Design Center, hosted by textile artist Christine Ramsey. Bring a new or old project and Christine can help you work through creative and technical blocks. Take the opportunity to sew with tons of fabric, trim and accessories at your fingertips. Free … Continue reading


2016 is the Scrap Exchange’s 25th anniversary year! Come celebrate this exciting milestone at Scrapiversary on December 16th from 6-9 pm. This free event will be held at The Scrap Exchange, 2050 Chapel Hill Road, Durham. What is Scrapiversary? Time Capsule Opening: 50 years ago a time capsule was buried outside of The Center … Continue reading


Have some holiday angst you need to work out?  Don’t feel like joining throngs of rabid shoppers at big box stores on Black Friday?  Need to entertain visiting family and friends the day after Thanksgiving?  Just wanna hang out and throw some breakables against a wall while eating tacos? SMASHFEST … Continue reading

Rags to Riches Theatre: Stone Soup

Join us for our Make N Take Family Series performed by Rags to Riches Theatre for Young Audiences at The Scrap Exchange! You Become Part of the Show! Rags to Riches, a not-for-profit organization founded in 1993, relies on participation – they teach songs and shouts and moves and dances that … Continue reading

Scrappy Crafternoon at The Scrap Exchange: FREE Community Crafting Meetup

Join us for a FREE community crafting meetup in our Design Center! Bring a new or old project in any medium and our teaching artists and community members can help you work through creative and technical blocks. Take the opportunity to learn a new and different skill/craft each month… or … Continue reading

Class: DIY Gift Wrap & Cards w/Handmade Stamps (ages 14+)

Saturday, November 28, 2015 Registration link: https://handmadestamps.eventbrite.com   Give your season’s greetings that personalized sparkle! Make your own stamps for custom notecards, wrapping paper, notebooks, fabric, and more.  We’ll craft these stamps from rubber erasers, corks, and styrofoam trays, with designs ranging from basic shapes to elaborate artworks. Put your imagination … Continue reading

Class: Intermediate Sewing (ages 14+)

Sunday, November 22, 2015 Registration link: https://intermediatesewnovember.eventbrite.com   Extend your basic sewing skills into the fun world of clothing, and focus on creating and recreating your own unique designs. Learn how to select, cut, and stitch commercial sewing patterns. The class will also cover basic zippers, hemming, and other simple alterations. … Continue reading

Class: Basic Sewing Workshop (ages 14+)

Sunday, November 15, 2015 Registration link: https://basicsewnovember.eventbrite.com   Learn how to use a sewing machine with a textile artist and long-time sewing instructor.  Designed for beginners and re-entry sewers, this class covers tools and sewing concepts; machine threading and troubleshooting, straight stitch, zig-zag, and applique stitches. Students will design and sew … Continue reading

Class: Doll Knitting 101 (ages 12+)

Saturday, November 7, 2015 Registration link: https://dollknitting.eventbrite.com   Simple handmade toys have a special magic that allows children to explore their imaginations and enjoy open-ended play! Expand your basic knitting knowledge while learning to create dolls for any age, gender, or occasion. We will cover the pattern structure for the doll, … Continue reading