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1  Calls for Swap Angels / Swap Angel Archive / needed - angel for subculture 2 swap - FOUND! on: October 24, 2005 05:20:25 AM
Details of swap:
This was inspired by the first (and rather successful) Subculture Swap that gallery can be found here http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=28996.0.  The idea is to make and receive crafts/goods based on a particular subculture or style.  Some examples (but not all!) are: rockabilly, surf, punk, emo, hippie, glam, goth, boho, beatnik, mod, psychobilly, anglophile, burlesque, flapper, etc.  Heres a helpful list of some subs - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_subcultures

You will specify which subculture theme you identify with or would like to receive.  Provide as many details as you wish for your partner. 

Please be sure to send the equivalent of 1 main item and 2 additional items (this can vary you may choose to make several smaller items or put all your effort into one really kick-ass piece).  Use your best judgment and have fun!  The theme can be carried out in any way you see fit, be it clothing, accessories, mix cds, artwork, paper crafts. 

and the recipient:
THE BASICS
Craftster username: beatnik_chik


SWAP SPECIFICS

What subculture(s) are you interested in? "hippie-christian-geek-writer/artist" haha.. yeah, hippie.

Would you prefer crafting for a specific sub? other hippies would be nice, but i'm totally open to crafting for other subcultures, too... it might be fun to see what I can make.

Is there a sub you definitely would not want to craft for? I would be slightly put out by some very hardcore sexual things, but generally, no.

OPTIONAL QUESTIONS (may be helpful for your partner)

Briefly describe what your subculture means to you:
A hippie is a person who takes care of people, and of the earth.  Who eats well, lives well, and tries to be as peaceful and "negative impact-free" as possible.

Who are the icons of your subculture in your opinion?
Anyone who attended Woodstock  ...  influential people, though, were Gandhi, Jean Vanier, the Beatles, Jack Kerouac (I know, a beat writer, but come ON!), Ken Kesey, Bob Marley, Neil Young...

What crafts do you usually do? I knit, crochet, sew, bead, do macrame/hemp stuff.

Is there anything youd specifically like to receive or need?  I would love a dress, but that's a pretty tall order.  I love beads and small accessory things, dangley feathery things, earrings,  hair accessories... ooh!  like those "roach clip" hair barettes with leather cord and feathers on them!  Those are cool!  I have long, thin hair that doesn't like to stay put.

Favorite colors: Autumn colours, and red.

Anything you dislike: People who don't care about the world around them!     I don't like "rhinestone" things...  or anything in powder pink unless it's an ironic statement.

Do you collect anything:  Books.  Poetry books from the beat generation or books by T.S. Eliot.

Shirt size: T-shirts?  uh... in Hanes styles, I'm like a medium, but I have really big boobs, so it depends.  How about I say my chest measurement is 42-46 in.

Skirt/pants size: size 10-11

Wrist: medium size wrist... I can fit bangles from the thrift store with difficulty.

Neck: larger than average?

Ring: BIG... 7 1/4!

Ears pierced? yes

Any allergies?  I can't ingest Citrus. For earrings, I can't have really cheap metals... surgical steel or precious metal is okay.

Any other comments: I'm excited to swap!! Yay!
2  CROCHET / Crochet: Discussion and Questions / newbie question - my scarf keeps getting smaller!!... on: September 14, 2005 09:53:50 AM
ok, dumb question, i'm sure...

- i'm learning to crochet.  i haven't bought a book yet, but i plan to.  i figure you might be able to answer my Q in the meantime.  i started with a chain about 7.5 inches long...and somehow i dropped (?) stiches so now it's about 6 inches long.  i've done about 10 rows i guess.  if i keep this up, my "scarf" will only be big enough to cover my pinkie finger!  what am i doing wrong? 
3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Subculture Swap 2 on: September 09, 2005 05:40:22 AM
for those early birds who are sending out waaay before deadline...


post 'em when you get 'em!
4  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / a different take on the popular bookmark swap... on: September 06, 2005 05:26:59 AM
how about you craft a bookmark inspired by your own favorite book and send to your partner to maybe get them interested in the book as well.  for example, let's say i choose "american psycho" as my fav book, i'll make a bookmark inspired by that book (maybe something gorey like a blood-splattered knife!), and send to my partner with a little description of the book and why i love it so much.  and in return i'd get a bookmark/description of a book that may be completely new to me. 

i suppose you can make as many as you want, for as many books as you want.  you can be inspired by the title, cover art, theme, character, mood, a passage, etc.  and there'd be no need to "match" people up based on anything except usa only or international.

thoughts?
5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / Talk About The Swap Process / organizing my first swap - what's YOUR swap preference? on: August 25, 2005 02:09:08 PM
do you prefer being partnered up in a chain...like...

jane --------> susie
susie -------> martha
martha ----> anne
anne -------> jane

or partners...like...

jane <--------> susie
martha <----> anne


ALSO - do any other organizers feel weird about picking their own partners?  i feel a little weird, hehe.
6  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / to me, knitting seems like rocket science... on: August 24, 2005 12:42:24 PM
i just can't seem to get my head around it.  i've got both SnB books, some yarn, needles...and i'm still a bit lost.  do you have any practical tips?  like...is it easier to start out with bigger or smaller needles (i'm using size 7 i think)...thicker or thinner yarn...an easy pattern...etc.

thanks very much...
7  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Subculture Swap 2! (SIGNUPS CLOSED ; MAIL 10/01/05) on: August 18, 2005 10:03:13 AM
hopefully there's still interest!

Subculture Swap 2! (SIGNUPS  8/18/05 8/29/05 ; MAIL 10/01/05)

Swap name: Subculture Swap 2
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: sleepywalkin
Sign-up date range: 8/18/05 to 8/29/05
Date to send item by: 10/01/05 (this is a Saturday)


Limited to a certain number of people? no sir

Non-U.S. participants allowed? sure

All ages allowed? Or 18+? all ages, if under 16 please get parents permission

Organizer is aware of current list of "suspended traders"
list and will not allow those members to participate: yep

Organizer meets the 4 conditions for swapping and will make sure that every participant meets these conditions: yep

Details of swap:
This was inspired by the first (and rather successful) Subculture Swap that gallery can be found here http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=28996.0.  The idea is to make and receive crafts/goods based on a particular subculture or style.  Some examples (but not all!) are: rockabilly, surf, punk, emo, hippie, glam, goth, boho, beatnik, mod, psychobilly, anglophile, burlesque, flapper, etc.  Heres a helpful list of some subs - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_subcultures

You will specify which subculture theme you identify with or would like to receive.  Provide as many details as you wish for your partner. 

Please be sure to send the equivalent of 1 main item and 2 additional items (this can vary you may choose to make several smaller items or put all your effort into one really kick-ass piece).  Use your best judgment and have fun!  The theme can be carried out in any way you see fit, be it clothing, accessories, mix cds, artwork, paper crafts. 

There is about a month to craft based on the amount of research this might involve.  And as this is my first time organizing, any suggestions are welcome.

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

 
Name of swap: Subculture Swap 2

THE BASICS
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside of the US?:

SWAP SPECIFICS
What subculture(s) are you interested in?
Would you prefer crafting for a specific sub?
Is there a sub you definitely would not want to craft for?

OPTIONAL QUESTIONS (may be helpful for your partner)
Briefly describe what your subculture means to you:
Who are the icons of your subculture in your opinion?
What crafts do you usually do?
Is there anything youd specifically like to receive or need?
Favorite colors:
Anything you dislike:
Do you collect anything:
Shirt size:
Skirt/pants size:
Wrist:
Neck:
Ring:
Ears pierced?
Any allergies?
Any other comments:

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 out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.

AFTER PEOPLE HAVE SIGNED UP AND BEEN APPROVED, LIST THE PARTICIPANTS HERE AND WHO IS SENDING TO WHOM:

green means sent!
orange means sending late - but thanks for letting me know!
red means i have not heard from you, and you should contact me ASAP.  thanks...

Carina -----------------> cyberology
cyberology ----------> munchie
munchie -------------> rock n roll kitty
rock n roll kitty ----> Nabisco
Nabisco --------------> brookenic
brookenic -----------> IchBeisse
IchBeisse ------------> kiwitart
kiwitart ---------------> lespaulguitargirl
lespaulguitargirl ----> yoyowa
yoyowa --------------> jellybones
jellybones -----------> jMi
jMi ---------------------> princessliak
princessliak ----------> FancySchmancy
FancySchmancy ---> sleepywalkin
sleepywalkin --------> broken_11
broken_11 ----------> girlwonder
girlwonder -----------> sumballo
sumballo --------------> redpopsicles
urban_albino --------> beatnikchic
beatnikchic ----------> Melissa85148
Melissa85148 -------> shipleychick
shipleychick ---------> Sharla
Sharla -----------------> surfergrrl311
surfergrrl311 --------> urbanalbino
redpopsicles ---------> AstroZombie
AstroZombie --------> clayfaery
clayfaery --------------> littlenecy
littlenecy -------------> Carina
8  Pennsylvania / Pennsylvania: Southeast / moving back to philly - where to go? on: August 04, 2005 05:57:46 AM
i've gotten away from my philly roots for a bit.  first suburbs for high school, then chester county for college, then NJ for ... who knows, but i'm moving back to south philly this weekend.  sooo...where do you all go?  crafting...wasting time...eating on a budget...happy hour, etc. 

i obviously know of some places - i've been hanging out in philly on weekends and going to shows for years.  but i'm sure i'm missing some of the inside scoop that you can only get by living within the actual city.

i've sort of reached that point in life where you feel like you're starting over from scratch.  college days are gone, friends are starting to move away, and it's time to meet new people and do things that i actually like.  so any help would be appreciated.  thanks!
9  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / Talk About The Swap Process / swap performance anxiety on: July 27, 2005 06:38:56 AM
heh

i've been browsing the swap boards for weeks now and some of the crafts are just so great and professional looking!  i joined a swap and made some things...but now i have anxiety over whether mine will hold a candle to what you brilliant swappers come up with!  i believe practice will make perfect (or better, at least) and the swaps really motivate me to try new crafty things.  in time, i will be a confident crafter!

just wanted to put that out there in case anyone else is feeling a little apprehensive - you aren't the only one!   Tongue 
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / those "teach yourself to knit" kits... on: July 20, 2005 05:55:50 AM
in michaels and ac moore i've seen kits for like $10 - $20 that are supposed to help you teach yourself to knit.  they come with needles and instructions for an easy pattern to make a scarf or little bag, etc.  some come with yarn, some you need to buy your own.

do you have any thoughts on these?  anyone ever used?  i've tried knitting before, but i really don't have anyone around to teach me.  these kits seem like a good idea, but they could be a royal waste of time/money.

your opinions/suggestions would be appreciated!  thanks.
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