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Material DonationS Committee

Donate Textile Art Materials 

The Material Donations Committee is a group of volunteers from HGB that pitches in to collect, sort, clean, fix up, and, if needed, sell textile art materials that have been donated to HGB. Some materials might be used directly in the HGB rental equipment or library. Proceeds from the sales of donated materials are used to support HGB's rental equipment and library funds.

Please see the guidelines below for the kinds of materials we can accept, and send an email with description/photos, location, and quantity of items to donations@handweaversofboulder.org. Someone from the Materials Donation Committee will get in touch to discuss and make arrangements as needed. 

Handweavers Guild of Boulder generally accepts donations from Boulder County, Broomfield City and County, and Westminster. If you are outside of these areas and a guild closer to you is unable to help, email us and we can discuss further.


Accepted Materials

  • Basketry tools and supplies
  • Crochet hooks, knitting needles & misc. tools
  • Dress forms: antique & contemporary
  • Dyeing materials: must be min. half-full, labelled, viable & non-toxic ONLY
  • Fiber
    • Raw scoured & clean ONLY 
    • Processed (Roving and batts)
  • Lace-making / tatting bobbins, pillows, stands
  • Needlepoint / embroidery canvas and floss
  • Needlepoint / embroidery / quilting stands, hoops, frames
  • Weaving bobbins, shuttles, misc. tools
  • Spinning tools
  • Spinning wheels
  • Looms
  • Rug-hooking yarns & supplies
  • Textile art books / magazines
  • Yarns: natural and acrylic fibers: clean ONLY
  • Unfinished quilts / knitting / weaving / felting projects
  • Unfinished textile art craft kits
DONATIONS SHOULD BE CLEAN, non-toxic, free of infestations (like wool moths), and reusable.
Please organize like items (like embroidery flosses or yarns) into clear ziplock bags.

We do NOT Accept

  • Fabrics of any kind
  • Batting/fiber fill stuffing
  • Fabric sample books
  • Doll-making supplies
  • Sewing machines or sergers
  • Antique linens of any kind
  • Macrame cord / rope
  • Lace / trim / tassels
  • Pillow forms
  • Buttons / sequins
  • Real or faux fur
  • Leather / suede
  • Sewing patterns / supplies
  • Beads / jewelry-making supplies
  • Craft felt
  • Fabric paints

NO TOXIC OR BIOHARZARDOUS WASTE OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING FIBER STORED WITH MOTH BALLS

The Handweavers Guild of Boulder reserves the right to accept or decline any donation.

Have a question about an item not on this list?
Contact the Material Donations Committee at donations@handweaversofboulder.org

How To Donate Materials to HGB

Contact the Material Donations Committee at donations@handweaversofboulder.org with a brief description of items and quantity to be donated, photo(s), your full contact information, including location of donation, daytime phone number. 

HGB focuses on members and their families within Boulder County, Westminster and Broomfield County Area.
Please contact the local guild in your area. If they are unable to take your donations

If you have textile art items that HGB doesn't accept, please check Additional Resources below for more information.


Additional Resources 

Handweavers Guild of Boulder - Material Donations Committee

Additional Resources for Donations Not Accepted by HGB

HGB focuses on members and their families within Boulder County, Broomfield County and Westminster. If you are outside of this our area, please contact the local guild in your area. If they are unable to take your donations the following is a partial list of potential agencies/programs that may be interested


Classified Ads - HGB Newsletter

Learn about taking out a classified ad starting at $5 for nonmembers in the Handweavers Guild of Boulder newsletter.

Front Range Weaving Guilds

Rocky Mountain Weavers Guild

PO Box 22687

Denver, CO 80222-0687

https://www.rmwg.org/


Northern Colorado Weavers Guild (NCWG)

P.O. Box 2404

Fort Collins, CO 80522

www.nocoweaversguild.org


Pikes Peak Weavers Guild

PO Box 8104

Colorado Springs, CO 80933-8104

pikespeakweavers.org


Handweavers Guild of Pueblo

Fellowship of the Rockies

3892 W Northern Ave

Pueblo, CO 81005

https://www.facebook.com/HandweaversGuildofPueblo/

Creative reuse centers within Boulder County

Art Parts Creative Reuse Center

3080 Valmont Road

Boulder, CO

https://www.artpartsboulder.org/


The Hidden Treasure 2

2330 Main St, Unit D

Longmont, CO

https://www.thehiddentreasure2.com/

Facebook and Craigslist

Disclaimer: The Handweavers Guild of Boulder does not endorse these sites. Many people have found the information helpful and HGB offers this information as a public service. 

The Handweavers Guild of Boulder is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization focused on textile and fiber arts education.

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