October 2011
In This Issue
Teacher GiveAways
Volunteers Needed!
October Board Report
Still Flyin' at SCRAP
New! Drop-In Jewelry-making
Oct 22 - Improv Bookmaking
Oct 29 - Halloween Fascinators
Nov 19 - Coming Unglued
Fall City Studio Class
Coming in December


October 29th & 31st  

Dracula Bunny

October is upon us bringing with it the tidings of the season.  There's the changing leaves, the cooling of the weather, the smell of fresh pumpkin pie, and of course all the mischief of Halloween.


Join us this year as we pay tribute to that most hallowed holiday the only way we know how:

A Haunted House, costume contest, tricks, treating, and candy eating.


Festivities begin Saturday, Oct 29th and continue Halloween day Oct 31st from 9am-5pm.


Customers Beware! You're in for a Scare! 




SCRAP Monthly 

Materials GiveAways  

for San Francisco Teachers

First Saturdays 1-4pm   

November 5th

December 3rd

January 7th
SCRAP Fabric
SCRAP needs help rolling fabric donations!

Please drop-in and volunteer Tuesdays between 2 and 5pm.  

October Board Report 

Did you hear about SCRAP Sunday?? What an incredible day; great people, music, and food. Plus a crazy warehouse full of incredible stuff. Thanks to the staff and Board for all your hard work in bringing fresh new energy to SCRAP. It's awesome, check out the photos on Facebook. 

Please join me in welcoming our five new Board members -- 


Becky Barton: An HR professional at McGladrey, she looks forward to bringing her expertise to the SCRAP Board. 


Jocelyn Berl: A teacher in the Palo Alto school district, a member of Hacker Dojo and the NAEYC with a passion for coordinating eco-friendly businesses and services 


Michael Bongiorni: Material Donations Manager at Goodwill Industries. Michael wants to help move this much loved grassroots organization to a dynamic social enterprise. 


Jeanna Chavetta: Teacher in the SFSUD. She loves the idea of setting up pantries in schools, and doing the outreach to teachers and the Spanish-speaking community 


Cathy Huang: a principal at Lindquist, von Husen & Joyce LLP, has expressed an eagerness to bring her financial and audit expertise to SCRAP. 


Feel free to contact board members at boardinfo@scrap-sf.org and visit us at SCRAP. 
--  Dianne Platner SCRAP President, Board of Directors

Still Flyin' at SCRAP
Still Flyin'
A big SCRAPPY thank you
to all the members of local band Still Flyin' who made it out to play at our SCRAPPY Sunday celebration.
Also big thank you to Monica Lee and Susan Solstice for their crafty ways in the workshop!
Happy Birthday Kristen!
Kristen at SCRAP

Quick Links



September sure was busy at SCRAP! We had two amazing workshops, a large clean up, a couple of great outreach events, our first monthly Teacher Give-away of the year, our SFAI City Studio class started and SCRAPPY Sunday, our friend- and fund-raiser was a big hit. We've started taking credit cards, our outreach coordinator just started, we hired ourselves a new Warehouse Coordinator, and five amazing new members were voted into SCRAP's Board of Directors.


October is looking to be just as great! We already hosted our October Teacher Give-away (by the way, if you know any San Francisco teachers, please tell them to come to SCRAP on the first Saturdays of each month from 1PM to 4PM for all kinds of materials!). We have a couple of fun outreach events planned, two great workshops, several group volunteering events, our SFUSD field trips are beginning and our board is having a retreat.


We're also going to try two new programs: fabric rolling volunteer team (come by SCRAP Tuesday afternoons to roll fabric with other amazing volunteers) and drop in jewelry making with Susan Solstice (just come by SCRAP sometime between noon and 2PM on Mondays to learn how to repurpose materials to make jewelry). Plus, don't forget, Halloween is on a Monday this year, so come to SCRAP for some tricks or treats along with great costume ideas and materials this year! 


We're trying to move more of our inventory, like us on Facebook for updates on sales and freebies (today, zippers and National Geographics are free, outside tiles are $1). 


Hope to see you at SCRAP soon, 

Shuai Chen

Interim Executive Director of SCRAP


(415) 647-1746


New! Weekly Drop-In Jewelry-making at SCRAP

Mondays 12 - 2pm starting October 17th

Susan Solstice

Join Susan Solstice for a weekly drop-in jewelry-making session.

She will be on hand in the SCRAP workshop to teach various techniques for making bracelets, rings and other pieces out of materials found at SCRAP. Or bring in favorite jewelry that has seen better days like single earrings from a lost pair or a broken necklace and create something new! (suggested donation $5)  


About SusanSCRAPJwlryMkg

Susan Solstice has taken metal work and jewelry classes at Santa Rosa Junior College and SF State and has sold her work in Bay Area stores.  She enjoys working with found objects to make unique and personal pieces of jewelry, and she would like to help you get started on  your jewelry-making adventure.

SCRAP Workshop -

Improv Bookmaking: Upcycling SCRAP Finds Into Handmade Kid's Books presented by Cathy Miranker 

Saturday, October 22nd,  11am-4pm     fee: $45

(note this is a 5-hour workshop) 


Making books by hand gives kids a chance to be authors and Cathy Miranker Books with Kidsillustrators, editors and designers, to completely invest themselves in their work. And making books from recycled materials-from stuff that's not usually part of a book-invites them to be inventors, too!


Cathy is back by popular demand with more projects for the classroom. Participants will start by learning some basic, kid-friendly book Cathy Miranker Books with Kidsstructures. Then she will take the class into the SCRAP aisles, exploring, talking about how different materials might be used in book projects and collecting intriguing items as they go. Back in the workshop, participants will conjure books from their finds. These improv books are great projects whenever you've got a large group-during rainy-day recess, PTA meetings, family literacy nights and more. This workshop is best for adults working with kids in Grades 1-8.  


About Cathy

Cathy discovered bookmaking about 15 years ago and since then has been both a voracious student and a busy teacher. Ten years ago she pioneered the Youth Programs for the San Francisco Center for the Book and secured funding to bring book arts to thousands of students in the San Francisco public schools. Now she is an independent instructor and when not blogging and working with kids and teachers, she experiments with historical bindings and contemporary book forms, and makes boxes and protective enclosures to house antiquarian books and ephemera.


 To register for SCRAP workshops click here! 

SCRAP Workshop -

Halloween Fascinators w/ Aiko Lanier Cuneo

Saturday, October 29th,  1-4pm     fee: $25

 Aiko Fascinators

Just in time for All Hallows' Eve, once again Aiko is here to teach participants how to design and construct their own fascinators with a SCRAP twist!  Need an idea for Halloween or a festive fall wedding? How about a new hat or fascinator made from SCRAP's infinite supply of re-usable materials! Join us and learn how to make simple hat forms that will be covered and decorated to make original wearable hats. Cruise the aisles at SCRAP to find the Aiko Fascinatorsperfect art parts that will inspire your designs. How outrageous can you be?!


About Aiko
Aiko has been an artist in schools for over 30 years, encouraging students to experiment, solve problems, and work collaboratively. She teaches family art workshops, classes for the Osher Life long Learning Institute, and Ruth's Table at Bethany Center.  "I want Aiko Fascinatorsmy students to know that making art gives them another way to express themselves and the freedom to make choices as they use new mediums and learn different techniques.  I want them to be inspired by the challenge of repurposing and reusing materials in new ways. From paper to pine cones, the variety and ever changing materials found at SCRAP ask "What can you do with a material like me?"


 To register for SCRAP workshops click here! 

SCRAP Workshop -  

COMING UNGLUED: Learn How to Rivet and Screw   

presented by Harriete Estel Berman  Harriete Estelle Berman

November 19th, 2-5pm   fee: $40 


Join us in welcoming Harriete Estel Berman as she expands our horizons into a world of creating without glue!  

Harriete will show participants how to attach layers of diverse materials together using simple riveting methods  and small screws. Paper,fabric, buttons, cardboard, plastic, metal,  charms, and trinkets can all be made into fabulous brooches (or anything Harriete Estelle Bermanelse).     


Participants will gather a range of materials from Scrap and are welcome to bring their own mementos to incorporate into their creations. No previous experience is needed.


About Harriete 
For the past twenty-three years Harriete has been using recycled materials to construct artwork ranging from jewelry and teacups to entire lawns of social commentary. Her work is included in over 35 books and the permanent collections of 15 museums Her work has been shown throughout the United States, in Europe and Africa.
Harriete Estelle Berman


Harriete lives in California where she fills many roles as a mother, daughter, wife, gardener, former taxi driver (for her children), exercise instructor, indentured servant to many volunteer activities and domestic goddess (just kidding).

She is currently writing an ongoing series
of Professional Guidelines for artists to promote understanding, checklists, and practical solutions for recurring issues in the art and craft community.  The Professional Guidelines are available at: 
Also, check out her blog ASK Harriete for practical art/craft business advice. 

To register for SCRAP workshops click here!

SFAI City Studio at SCRAP

SFAI City Studio at SCRAP

Fall classes


Wednesdays 4:00 - 5:30pm  

For teens ages 13 and up.

To register click here.  

For more info check out the SFAI City Studio website here. 

Coming in December..   

Megumi tproll wrap


SCRAP WRAP is Back! 

w/Megumi Inouye & Monica Lee 




SCRAP - 801 Toland Street (Entrance on Newcomb) - San Francisco, CA 94124
(415)647-1746 - www.scrap-sf.org - scrap@scrap-sf.org