I think it's a wonderful idea! I volunteer for a resale craft shop up in Sebastopol, CA called The Legacy. It operates through the local senior center. It got it's start in the mid 90's when a woman, who was a life long crafter, passed away and her family donated her supplies to the senior centers day program. Pretty soon, volunteers were organized and set up a store front to receive more donations to raise money. It's a wonderful, self sustaining community shop that is mostly volunteer run (the only paid employees are the manager and assistant manager, through the senior center), relies on estate donations (a lot of excellent condition vintage goods), does consignment of finished crafts (I think it's a 60/40 split between crafter and senior center), and holds classes. Have you thought about operating through a senior or community center? I would love to hear how your idea evolves! I hope this helps...keep me posted!