Grow2gather Exchange

Artist's Development Program Expands 

Lakota Hope is continuing in its effort to serve the Lakota people through economic development programs. Our Grow2gather program is well underway: our online store at is continuing to expand and our micro-lending program is ready to launch its first round of loans for events, allowing artists to buy booth spaces, raw materials, cover related food/lodging costs, etc. for local and regional events such as fairs, art shows, and pow wows.

We will soon be launching a new part of our Grow2gather program: The Grow2gather Exchange. The Exchange will buy raw materials for artists at wholesale prices, and hopefully, take in some materials as donations. Participating artists and crafters can then buy materials with ‘points’ earned through involvement in various aspects of the program. The Grow2gather Exchange will help give our artists yet another tool to rise into self-sufficiency.

We asked the artists what materials they wanted in the store: Here is a comprehensive list of items we can use. If you would like to help us stock these items, send them (or a designated monetary gift) to Lakota Hope at:

P.O. Box 55,
Whiteclay, NE 69365.

Or you can send a designated donation through Paypal

Supplies Needed:


  • Glass seed beads (on shanks) sizes #10, #11, #12, #13 especially blues, yellows, black, red, white.
  • Pony Beads (glass is best plastic works too) all colors
  • Beading needle multipacks: sizes #10, #12, #13, #16
  • Beading thread: large and small spools
  • Brass cones
  • Brass beads
  • Bone hairpipe beads and spacers


  • Needles: All sizes
  • Thread: All colors
  • Batting
  • Bias: All colors
  • Satin material: All Colors
  • Broadcloth/backing
  • Rotary cutters
  • Large cutting boards


  • Leather any colors (Used leather coats, vests etc. are a great source for leather)
  • Leather needles
  • Awls
  • Sinew large and small spools’
  • Hides

2-Dimensional Art

  • Paintbrushes
  • Acrylic paints all colors
  • Watercolor paints all colors
  • Watercolor Paper
  • Pastels
  • Fixative spray
  • Wood-burning tools


  • Deer antlers
  • Wire Hoops: 3-4” diameter
  • Wire clothes hangers
  • Wooden dowels 1/2” to 3/4”
  • Wine Corks (used by beaders to make key chains)