Craft Swap Sell

How to SELL

Applications for our October meet are now open!

To become a seller at our next event please complete the application form here.

To find out more about our seller criteria please have a look at the details below.

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN!

Craft Swap Meet

A virtual event for Australian crafters and makers 

Sunday
October 18th
9am - 1pm AEDT

Next Meet: Sunday October 18th

We’re proud to announce our next Craft Swap Meet will be part of the Sydney Craft Week program presented by Australian Design Centre.

Taking place on Sunday October 18th from 9am to 1pm applications to sell or swap are now open!

Applications close midnight Monday 5th October

Join the Craft Swap community and connect with Australian makers for a dynamic online meet!

Craft Swap Meet brings together the maker community of Australia in this special event; a virtual event for makers to buy, swap and sell craft supplies!

Founding Members

Be an integral part of a sustainable online platform that supports the Australian maker community.

Sustainable Selling

Declutter your studio and make some cash or trade your supplies for something else that you’re seeking.

Education and Support

With their unique combination of industry and mentoring experience, Angela and Renee support sellers with resources and advice.

Seller Selection Criteria

❋ You must have an online store or a means to process transactions online

❋ You must be located in Australia

❋ You must have a stash of craft supplies for makers, designers and artists that is in useable condition and viable for another maker to purchase or swap with you

❋ These craft supplies must not be rubbish, this is not a garbage collection

❋ You will need to include details about the products you intend to sell, as well as images in your seller application

❋ You will also need to include contact information and social media handles if you have them

❋ Your items must fit into one of the categories which you can see below

NB: Not all applications will be approved. Inclusion in the event is at the discretion of the event curators. If you are not accepted into this event, please keep trying, as we will be hosting more events and seeking a variety of participants with different craft supplies.

How does Craft Swap Meet work?

If you’re keen to participate in our Craft Swap Meet events online, they work like this.

As an approved seller, your task will be to set up a category in your own web store, Etsy shop, eBay store or your other online selling solution called “Craft Swap” or “Craft Swap Meet” and fill it with all the goodies you have for sale!

Craft Swap will create a profile about you on our dedicated Craft Swap Meet Event page, which goes live on the day of the event right here on craftswap.com.au.

That profile page will feature images of your craft supplies for sale, and the all important link to your online Craft Swap sale.

Shoppers will find you via the Craft Swap Meet event page and buy and swap from your directly through your online sale in a focused day of all around crafty goodness.  Read more about shopping at Craft Swap Meet here.

Applications now open!

Craft Swap Meet

A virtual event for Australian crafters and makers 

Sunday
October 18th
9am - 1pm AEDT

Craft Swap Seller Profile

Your Craft Swap Meet Profile

Your Craft Swap Meet profile will go LIVE at 9am on the scheduled meet day, ready to direct keen buyers to peruse the craft supplies on your shop.

NB: Mock up only, actual result may vary

What's in it for Sellers?

If your application is approved, your participation costs just $49 inc GST and covers:

❋ Your profile listing for participation in the event on craftswap.com.au which links directly to your online store. No additional transaction fees or commissions are charged by Craft Swap.

❋ Extensive marketing, advertising and PR campaign by Craft Swap to ensure the highest amount of traffic possible clicks through to your website on the day

❋ Inclusion in the Sydney Craft Week program, hosted by the Australian Design Centre, the leading centre for contemporary craft and design in Australia.

❋ Possible feature in the Craft Swap social media feed. NB: this will come down to the strength of your product photography, your web presence and your participation in the social media marketing campaign in the lead up to the event itself

❋ Potential live event coverage on the day eg. interviews, whip arounds, etc

❋ A free 30 min webinar hosted by Angela and Renee for sellers on making the most of event participation

Craft Swap Categories

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Jewellery Making & Beading
Hat Making & Hair Crafts

Nail Art
Soap Making & Bath
Makeup & Face Painting
Tattooing

Collage
Dyeing & Batik
Printing & Printmaking
Drawing & Drafting
Painting
Photography
Calligraphy

Ceramics & Pottery
Molding & Casting
Carving & Whittling
Mosaic Making
Metalworking
Glass Art
Enameling

Papercraft
Washi Tape
Party & Gifting

Doll & Model Making
Floral & Garden Crafts
Food & Fermenting
Woodworking & Carpentry
Framing
Candle Making

Sewing & Needlecraft
Crochet
Knitting
Macrame
Upholstery
Weaving & Tapestry
Patterns & Pattern Making
Leatherworking
Shoemaking
Rug Making
Spinning

Circuitry
Robotics
3D printing

“I loved being involved in Craft Swap Meet and can't wait for the next one!"

After participation in the inaugural Craft Swap Meet Melbourne illustrator Tegan Iversen said 

“As an artist, crafter (and collector), I have many things sitting in my studio that simply don’t get the attention they deserve.”

“Craft Swap Meet allowed me to sell and trade these items to other crafters in an easy and fun way. Receiving items from swaps has been very exciting during all this time at home, plus I even made some money from the event too!” says Iversen.

Frequently Asked Questions

Thanks for asking!
If you’re keen to participate in our Craft Swap Meet events online, they work like this.

Approved sellers will need to set up a category in their web store, Etsy shop, eBay store or your other online selling solution called “Craft Swap” or “Craft Swap Meet”.

Before the day of the event, Craft Swap will have created a profile about you on our Event page on craftswap.com.au which features you, outlines your categories of craft supplies and a link to your store (preferably the category, but shop home will work too!).

Buyers will then peruse your online store for the craft supplies you’re selling and swapping in a focused day of all around crafty goodness.

Easy! You specify in your own product listing that the item is not for sale, but for swap. You can be clear about the value in dollar terms on the listing or better still be super specific about what it is you’re looking for that you feel is of equal value to the item for a swap.

As part of Sydney Craft Week, we are proud to announce our next Craft Swap Meet will be taking place on Sunday, October 18th from 9am—1pm.

Applications open
Monday September 14th

Applications close
Midnight Monday October 5th

Applicants will complete a form that will be made available right here on this page.

Subscribe to the Craft Swap newsletter below to stay up-to-date with application news for future events.

Jewellery
Jewellery Making & Beading
Hat Making & Hair Crafts

Self-care
Nail Art
Soap Making & Bath
Makeup & Face Painting
Tattooing

Paper and Party
Papercraft
Washi Tape
Party & Gifting

Sewing and Fibre
Sewing & Needlecraft
Crochet
Knitting
Macrame
Upholstery
Weaving & Tapestry
Patterns & Pattern Making
Leatherworking
Shoemaking
Rug Making
Spinning

Visual Arts
Collage
Dyeing & Batik
Printing & Printmaking
Drawing & Drafting
Painting
Photography
Calligraphy

Home and Hobby
Doll & Model Making
Floral & Garden Crafts
Food & Fermenting
Woodworking & Carpentry
Framing
Candle Making

Sculpting and Forming
Ceramics & Pottery
Molding & Casting
Carving & Whittling
Mosaic Making
Metalworking
Glass Art
Enameling

Electronics
Circuitry
Robotics
3D printing

Are we missing something?  Get in touch.

If your application is approved, your participation costs just $49 inc GST.

No additional transaction fees or commission is charged by Craft Swap.

Maybe you spent lockdown decluttering your studio and you don’t know what to do with all of that fabric, those buttons, the paints, the packaging, the leftover thread.

Perhaps you’ve changed your artistic medium and you have ample goodies that are sitting there unused, maybe you’re making jewellery now but you used to rock the canvas with acrylics.

Could be that you just have too many things that you’ve accumulated over the years that you keep thinking you’ll get to but maybe they just make you feel guilty about unstarted or unfinished projects, like that embroidery hoop collection or there’s some earring findings needing a new life.

In a post covid world as a maker you could be in need of a little cash flow and you would prefer to get some room in your studio for new products.

You’re looking for a sustainable way to clean out your craft stash without having the goods end up in landfill.

Because you’re a good citizen and you’re keen to support the next wave of crafters that have discovered a new way to enjoy mindful making during lockdown.

Terms and Conditions

If you are accepted to participate as a seller in a Craft Swap Meet event, an agreement will be emailed to you with your invoice. Agreements must be accepted and invoices must be paid prior to the event in order for your profile to be published and your participation to be included in the event.