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1  Slow Cloth/Boro Style Patches - Signups 9/18 - 10/1, Sendouts 10/31/16 in Craft Swaps by playswithneedles on: September 18, 2016 10:39:09 AM

artwork by Linda Marcille

Swap name: Slow Cloth/Boro Style Patches
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: playswithneedles
Sign-up date range: September 18 - October 1, 2016
Date to send item by: October 31, 2016


Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): NO

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO

Additional Age requirement? NO

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
- Is at least 18 years old: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

Details of swap:
Do you love fabric? Like to stitch? Enamored with sashiko, boro or the slow cloth movement? If so, then let's swap patches! Unsure of what this is all about? Here are some links to inspiration:

Boro embroidery

Slow Cloth

What can I do with these patches, you ask? You could use these to patch your jeans, your jacket, collect more and make a purse, or use them as part of a bigger art project!

We will be signing up for one to two partners (new swappers limited to one partner), and you and your partner will agree on the exact number of patches to swap, between 1 and 3 patches of equitable sizes. For example, if partner 1 would like a 4" x 6" patch and their partner wants 3" x 4" patches, partner 1 should be making two 3" x 4" patches for every 4" x 6" patch received. Communication with your partner is key and please make sure your exchanges are fair!


If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old: (YES/NO)
How many partners would you like - one or two?
How many patches would you like per partner?
Preferred size range of patch(es)?
What do you plan on using your patches for?
Do you have a preferred theme?
Preferred colors?
Any colors/themes you don't want?
Are odd shapes acceptable? For example, round or triangular.
Are raw edges okay?
Do you have a pinterest, wist, or website so your partner can learn more about you and your preferences?
Do you have any relevant allergies?
Do you have any allergens in your home?

IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.

Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.


Participants:
playswithneedles
craftylittlemonkey
noodle-bug
loves2experiment
abbeeroad
yofi
ludi
alwaysinmyroom
vkvhawk
JoyfulClover


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2  Re: Journal Cover Swap (Send Out, March 16) in The Swap Gallery by playswithneedles on: March 19, 2015 08:11:31 PM
And here it is! LimeRiot picked up on my love of circles, isn't this the greatest?! Don't you love the circles? And the stitching is so perfect.

Front:


And the back (the flash washed out the colors):


The inside flaps also had cute little circles stitched on. Thanks so much, LimeRiot, I love it and am sure it will get lots of use!!

Thanks for being a great partner and organizer! I hope you lead us in another of these swaps sometime soon. I feel like I didn't have quite enough time to perfect my technique and know that the next one I make will be much better than the first two Grin
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3  Re: Black Apple doll 2 gallery in The Swap Gallery by playswithneedles on: June 08, 2014 04:22:21 PM
yay, I received my awesome doll from mamarose22. I love her dress and mary jane shoes. mamarose made the skin parts of her body out of twill, what a great idea. And she honored my request for blonde hair. And she's a tall girl, standing at 23 inches. What isn't to love?!


Thanks so much mamarose22!
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4  Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd 4 Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by playswithneedles on: May 10, 2014 03:43:39 PM
woohoo, I received two AWESOME flags from flyraeven. What a lovely Mother's Day gift! The tag on the left says "I am one." This has so many meanings for me, and I love the feeling of "ahhhh" I feel when I look at the flag. It reminds me of floating on the water - LOVE IT!! I love trees, and love that she paired them with one of my words "unity." I love this way of making trees (and flowers) out of fabric! And the lace trunks add a nice touch of texture. I am one lucky individual to be the recipient of such lovely flags and to have such a great daughter!! Thank you  Grin


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5  Re: Fabric Art Journal Pages Swap Round 2 GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by playswithneedles on: February 19, 2014 10:59:12 PM
My partner, pioneer9, has received and has asked me to post a photo of what I made for her. Here is the front of her neighborhood page



and here is the back - I like the way the back looks!


I had more crafty fun making this than I have had in a long while! I may have to make myself one  Smiley

I hope its what you had in mind (or better), pioneer9!
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6  Re: Fabric Art Journal Pages Swap Round 2 GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by playswithneedles on: February 07, 2014 08:05:43 PM
Here are my two lovely pages from the generous pioneer9! I wish my photography skills were better, the owl has some nice texture and so does the tree. I love trees (and the color brown too)! Thank you pioneer9, I should be sending yours out on Monday, weather pending!

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7  Re: Fabric Art Journal Pages Swap - Send out December 16 in The Swap Gallery by playswithneedles on: January 08, 2014 08:33:10 PM
I'm so relieved that the pages that alwaysinmyroom made for me arrived and were not lost! I'm so happy with these and am guessing a lot of you will be pinning them (perhaps I should have photographed them separately?)!

I LOVE them, they are perfect for me! The simplicity, the meaning and symbolism and the texture - gorgeous! I feel so fortunate to have had you for a partner  Smiley

The note that alwaysinmyroom enclosed with the pages said that the gingko leaves were dyed with onion skin, hibiscus, tea and then embellished with fabric paint. So lovely and fun to touch!

Thank you so much, what a great swap and I'm looking forward to round 2!

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8  Re: Mini Art Quilt Swap 7 Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by playswithneedles on: October 30, 2013 07:04:30 PM
get ready to be envious, I received the BEST mini art quilt from sloth003 today. I can't even begin to tell you how much I love it. It is a miniature version of a quilt I had favorite on flickr. I love the colors  - a mix of neutral and nature-inspired. Fabric with circles. Abstract ovoids that with a little imagination could be nature related as well. THOSE ARE APPLIQUED, PEOPLE! And to top it off, the quilting is a Buddhist eternal knot (which, unfortunately, is hard to capture on my camera). Between the nature, the eternal knot and the ovoids resembling locks and keys, I believe this little quilt holds the answers of the universe  Grin



Thanks, slothy, you outdid yourself!!
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9  Re: OTT Swap Secret Pal Edition - Gallery! in The Swap Gallery by playswithneedles on: March 02, 2013 03:48:32 PM
I received my OTT from my secret pal _____________________! It is a hand dyed, hand painted, hand beaded (sparkly ones!), hand stitched OCTOPUS! To the right of it is the photo it is based on. And it was wrapped in the green/turquoise fabric and tied with the ribbon. Four gifts in one! Thanks secret pal, I love it - I love all things from the sea. And who doesn't love fabric and ribbons?!

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10  Re: Prayer Flag Swap Rd. 2 GALLERY! in The Swap Gallery by playswithneedles on: January 19, 2013 03:37:15 PM
I received my awesome flag from silentblair today (okay, it's been at the post office most of the week, but I was just able to go retrieve it). I LOVE it! It is so me!



my photography skills do not do it justice. The brown background is a rich chocolate color, the flags on the banner on top are made out of what looks like a book page. There are leaves drawn/painted on them. I love the saying, it is stamped on what feels like linen, framed in what I think might be fabric for cross-stitching. It really adds alot to flag! Adn the big maple leaf in the center is so great - machine stitched.

Thank you so much silentblair, you made my whole three-day weekend!
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