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Wobble Family Art Collective + The Resource Exchange

Dirk and Tim of The Wobble Family Art Collective stopped by the store to pick up some lumber for their “Cargo Drops.” These Cargo Drops  are “boxes of fun” that fall on festivals and fairs.  The boxes open up to be surprise puppet stages. Wobble Family is using the lumber from the re to build cargo boxes in hopes of dropping them on Burning Man 2013!  You can find out more about their project and read about their visit to the The Resource Exchange on their blog!    

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Arden’s At The Old Place

At The Old Place, playing at The Arden Theatre Company from July 18th  until July 28th as part of their new Writer’s Room Series, has set pieces made from materials from the resource Exchange. Here is Chris Haig’s original design for what he calls “remnant trees.”  The goal was to make these trees out of reclaimed and repurposed materials.  Haig says, “The ‘leaves’ are made out of various pieces of burnt velvet procured at the Resource Exchange. The ‘trunk’ is made out of various found scraps of lumber. It all hangs from the grid off the stage floor giving it … Continue reading

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Just Finished: Crocheted Slippers!

In my search to find a pair of shoes that was neither petroleum based nor made from animal products I decided to try to make a pair: The slippers are crocheted with twine and yarn from the resource exchange. I’m sure they will be the first of many. We’ve got so many materials at the shop that could be used to make some reclaimed footwear that it will be be hard to stop myself from making a little series. What’s nice about making moccasins, slippers, or shoes is that it takes very little material. It’s a good way to make … Continue reading

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