Design Center

The Design Center at The Scrap Exchange is a 400 square foot room within The Scrap Exchange that has been set up specifically for artists and crafters to use as working studio space.

Inside the Design Center you’ll find…

  • sewing machines
  • a serger
  • an industrial sewing machine
  • a die-cut machine
  • a button-making machine
  • t-shirt hot press
  • a reference library with books on art and craft topics
    (including books in languages other than English).

All supplies are labeled in both English and Spanish.

Programming in the Design Center includes…

Creative Classes
Take a creative reuse class at The Scrap Exchange! Check out our classes page for a list of upcoming classes. You can register online for any class at

Open Studio
For only $5 per person per hour you can use our Design Center to create projects. You can bring your own materials or buy materials from our store. Some equipment may require training before use. Please call the store at 919-688-6960 for more information or to schedule a time.

Art Parties
Teens and adults can celebrate birthdays and other life events or host community gatherings with an Art Party in the Design Center! Find out more information on our Parties page.

For more information about the Design Center, please contact Lindsey Miller in the Program office at 919-213-1278 or by email at events [at].


Support for setting up the Design Center was provided by the Community Care Fund of the Doing Good in the Neighborhood Campaign, coordinated by Duke University’s Office of Durham & Regional Affairs.

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Thank you, Doing Good in the Neighborhood!

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