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dustyfro
« on: March 04, 2008 11:27:31 PM »

If you live in the Eugene/Lane County area, a great place to get re-usables is at BRING recycling.  It's especially useful if you do industrial style art, because it's mostly building and plumbing materials, old doors, rolls of wire, etc.  I went there to get some corrugated plastic to make a guinea pig cage.  They even have a recycled art gallery on site.
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« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2008 11:32:05 PM »

Oh gosh, I almost forgot the more important place: MECCA.  They're in downtown Eugene and have TONS of every used craft morsel you could ever want.  Paint, crayons, scraps of paper, pieces of glass, sequins up the wazoo, scraps of fabric, old postcards.  It's awesome!  And super cheap too.  They don't have prices on stuff so oftentimes you can go get a bunch of stuff for a few bucks.  They also have paper bag sales every once in a while, I think.
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« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2008 07:47:02 PM »

As someone who does live in Eugene I can attest to both BRING and MECCA being terrific places to pick up a few materials for craft projects. I've found wonderful fabric scraps and crafting books at MECCA, and some very cool garden art materials at BRING. I also lean heavily on Eugene Free Recycle from yahoo groups. I've furnished my basic sewing kit and gathered all kinds of card-making supplies from this wonderful, valuable list. Check them out!
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« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2010 01:57:19 PM »

I went to MECCA yesterday because I knew they had corks that I needed, but I didn't know they had a BARREL full of them.  After I finish this project, I might have to make myself an enormous wine cork bulletin board!  They moved their location to right next to the Amtrak station.
I went during their "fill a bag for a buck" sale this summer and pretty much bought them out of all their ties and corduroy.  I need to make some hippie patchwork things!
I checked out some knitting needles to see if there were any that I needed, but I didn't have anything to check the gauge on the DP needles.  I'll have to get one soon anyways...
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« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2010 09:22:14 PM »

Wish there was something like this for my side of the state!  I'm in the North East corner.  We have a few places, but nothing like the sound of these!  I am green with envy!  Wink
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« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2010 11:34:43 PM »

Those places sound AWESOME!  I love in portland but I like to go to florence every now and again.  Do those places have websites at all??  Would love to stop by next time I'm down that way.
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« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2012 08:41:35 PM »

The website for MECCA is http://materials-exchange.org/
The website for BRING Recycling is http://www.bringrecycling.org/
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