February 20th, 2014 by RichmondBargains

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RVA Craft Mafia Craft Swap is this Saturday, February 22, from 1pm-4pm at Art 180 (114 W. Marshall St). The entrance fee is $6; only $1 if you bring your own re-usable bag to fill and a bag of your surplus art or craft supplies to swap!

More details. Thanks Melissa!

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March 4th, 2013 by RichmondBargains

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Crafty types! You should know about this new organization – Stuff Redux: Richmond Creative Reuse Center that just opened last month.

We promote sustainability, creativity, and community engagement by redistributing discarded material to the community for creative and educational projects. Our vision is to help build a community that values the transformation of materials in Richmond…
When people and businesses around Richmond have items they can longer use they bring them to us! We have 800 sq. ft. of space filled with all sorts of materials perfect for your creative endeavor. We have standard office and craft supplies as well as more unique odds and ends.

Basically, the center collects unwanted supplies and reusable items and sells them inexpensively to creative people to turn into new cool stuff!

It was mentioned in the March issue of Richmond Magazine, which focused on Stuff’s partnership with the VCU medical department to find new lives for (non-contaminated but) discarded medical supplies.

stuff redux space

See a sampling of some of the materials available

The store also offers workshops and classes. (They even do birthday parties!)

If you have surplus supplies, check the website for more info about what is needed and how to donate. The project is also seeking crowdsource funding if you’d like to make a monetary donation.

Stuff Redux on Facebook

    1605 Rhoadmiller Street (off Hermitage Road, just behind the Richmond SPCA)
    Richmond, VA 23220

    Open Friday and Saturday: 11 AM – 5 PM
    OR By Appointment

I don’t anticipate visiting anytime soon because I accept I have no will-power to resist stockpiling neat little odds and ends with vague grandiose intentions!

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January 28th, 2013 by RichmondBargains

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The 6th Annual Crafters Annonymous Craft Swap will be held this Sunday, February 3, from 1-4pm at Art Works (320 Hull St).

Do you have a collection of craft store coupons? Do the folks at the art supply store know you by name?

If so it may be time to admit your addiction and we can help…

The Crafters Anonymous Craft Swap is an opportunity for artists and crafters of all types to get together in a fun, social environment and trade craft supplies. This event is also a benefit to support Art 180 – a Richmond based non-profit organization that creates and provides art-related programs to young people living in challenging circumstances, encouraging personal and community change through self-expression.

Bring a reusable grocery bag to fill with supplies and admission is $5 OR bring your bag filled with usable supplies you don’t need and pay only $1 admission.

Thanks Robin L.!

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March 19th, 2012 by RichmondBargains


This Thursday through Saturday, March 22-24, Jo-Ann Fabric & Crafts will be celebrating the grand opening of its (re-located) Merchants Walk location with lots of specials including:

    $10 gift cards for the first 100 customers each day (doors open at 9am)
    -Tote bag giveaway with minimum $25 purchase while supplies last
    -Gift card giveaways of $500, $100 and $50 gift cards – sign up in-store
    -Free kids “Make It-Take It” Saturday 11am-3pm
    -Teachers save 20% on their total purchases on Saturday
    -50% off selected classes when signing up on Saturday (classes open house from 1-3pm when you can meet instructors, see class samples)
    -My Sunday Times-Dispatch contained coupons for 20% off your purchase from 5-8pm, and 50% off one regular-priced item

7504 W Broad St

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February 11th, 2012 by RichmondBargains

Jo-Ann Fabric and Crafts is moving locations at the end of the month. Currently housed in the Big Lots shopping center on West Broad Street, it will be migrating a couple of blocks to the Merchants Walk shopping center next to Food Lion on March 9 (7580 W Broad, Suite 3)

In preparation, the whole store is currently on clearance 25% – 50% off regular prices, with most items 50% off. At a glance, I’d say about one-half to one-third of total store inventory remained. There was lots of fabric. All sales are final, and advertised discounts do not apply.

Thanks Jamie B!

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January 16th, 2012 by RichmondBargains


Michael’s craft store has a printable coupon for 25% off you entire regular-priced purchase, valid today only 1/16, or 40% off one regular-price item.

You can browse this week’s sales, such as 1″ foam brushes for $.04 each.

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March 18th, 2009 by Alison


Tomorrow through Saturday, the new Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft store, located near the intersection of Midlothian and 288, is offering a number of specials and giveaways to celebrate its grand opening.

*Free $5 Jo-Ann gift card and reusable tote bag to the first 100 customers each day. (Store opens at 9am)
*Daily drawings for $500, $100 or $50 gift cards
*Teacher Appreciation Day – 20% off your total purchase with teacher ID on Saturday from 10am to 2pm
*Class Open House – Save 50% on selected classes on Saturday between 1 and 3pm.

125 Perimeter Drive
Midlothian, VA 23113

And while you’re in the neighborhood, take Midlothian back across 288 to shop Ring Around the Rosy consignment sale‘s 50% off weekend – Friday & Saturday 8am to 8pm (and Sunday, 12-5pm).

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