Welcome to our Scrapstore, full of art and craft supplies!
The Scrapstore is an Aladdin’s cave full of art and craft supplies saved from landfill. All the materials are surplus stock, leftovers or preloved items, donated by members of the public and businesses alike. Our stock is always changing, so there is guaranteed to be something new every time!
We have everything from paint, paper and card to fabric and haberdashery, to beads, yarn, leather and glass jars, tiles, corks, and stationery. Plus much, much more!
At Crow Recycling we are passionate about supporting our community. The Scrapstore is intended as a low cost resource, helping make the arts accessible to as many people as possible and providing a hub for crafting socially and bringing people together.
We are a membership store, although you are very welcome to come along and browse before deciding to join. Membership costs £10 for a year, and we welcome group memberships, particularly for community groups, schools and families.
All items in the Scrapstore are very low priced and some items such as elastic bands, small cardboard tubes, plastic punched pockets, bottle tops and assorted tubs are available to members free of charge.
Scrapstore Opening Times
Monday – Thursday 9:30am to 3:00pm
Friday By appointment only on Friday mornings – please ring 02476 552444
Saturday Open Days
We also open on Saturdays approximately once a month, depending on staff and volunteer availability. Planned Saturday opening dates are updated below and on Facebook at ‘Crow Recycling Scrapstore’.
16 December 2023, 10am to 1pm
20 January 2024, 10am to 1pm
24 February 2024, 10am to 1pm
On Saturdays we also hold a drop-in crochet workshop, open to anyone whether you are a complete beginner, want to learn some new techniques or would just like to crochet in company with tea and biscuits. We want the workshop to be accessible to all, so it is run on a ‘pay what you can’ basis, with a suggested donation of £4 per person to cover materials and tuition, although we welcome any donation you are able to make.
We work with some fabulously creative, talented individuals to run half-day craft workshops at the Scrapstore on selected Saturday mornings from 10am to 1pm at £17 per person. Available now to book!
- Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Message us on our Facebook page ‘Crow Recycling Scrapstore’
- Call us on 02476 552444; or
- Pop in to the Scrapstore at Crow Recycling, Sparkbrook Street, Coventry, CV1 5LB
All materials, tuition and refreshments are provided at our workshops. Places are limited, so please get in touch if you are interested in booking a space! Payment is required to confirm your booking, and can be made online via a payment link we send at time of booking, or by cash or card at the Scrapstore.
Coming soon for Winter 2023/24:
Resist felting. Make your own 3D bowl or glasses case.
Quilting for beginners. Have a go and learn a new skill!
Rag Rugs. Make your own beautifully soft rug or mat using old socks!
Sew your own apron or cushion covers.
Woven basket-style storage boxes. Upcycle boxes into beautiful home decor.
The Scrapstore relies entirely on donations, so we are incredibly grateful to anyone who is able to donate clean and serviceable arts and crafts materials to us. We accept donations during our opening hours and can take the following:
Art and craft supplies
Leather and sheepskin/wool
Unfortunately we cannot take the following items:
CDs and DVDs (we have too many already)
Photo frames (we have too many already)
Paint cans over 125ml (tester size)
Large pieces of wood
Hardware & DIY tools
General recycling or rags
For items we are unable to take, please consider contacting the following charities and community groups to see if they are able to take them:
- Clothing Coventry – usable clothes, coats and shoes (Unit 19, Napier Street, Coventry, CV1 5PR)
- Love Coventry – household goods, toys, working electrical items, furniture, large cans of paint (also on Sparkbrook Street, Coventry, CV1 5LB); or
- Bedworth Community Corner (4-6 Congreve Walk, Bedworth, CV12 8LY)