i'm setting up a stash swap at the library where i work, and i'm looking for tips and pointers. i've never done a swap before, so anything you think i need to know in advance is great!
my plan is to have people exchange their stuff for tickets, with a predetermined amount/ticket (like 1 yd of fabric, 1 skein yarn, 3 partial skeins, etc.). then folks can use their tickets to purchase items at the swap. we're also exploring a way for people to purchase additional tickets by making a donation to our friends of the library group.
one major question is what to do with stuff leftover? do the owners get to take it home, even if they've used their tickets for other things? for example, i bring in 5 items, pick up 2, and no one wants my ugly old yarn -- do i get to take those 2 plus all my 5 home? that doesn't really seem fair, but i've never done this before. we'll also give people the opportunity to just donate their leftovers to us for our craft programs.
also, ideas for publicity outside of craft stores and local media outlets/meetup.com/here?
THANKS! any advice/war stories/questions welcome.