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Topic: Aussie Alchemy - Swap crafting media, craft, send back (signups 4th-12th July)  (Read 5423 times)
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« on: July 03, 2006 04:06:01 PM »

Swap name: Aussie Alchemy

Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Jane Doe
Sign-up date range: 4 July - 12 July
Date to send item by:
crafting media sent by 15th July,
finished wonders sent back by 15th August 2006


Limited to a certain number of people? nope
Non-Au. participants allowed? THIS SWAP IS ONLY FOR AUSSIES
All ages allowed? Or 18+? Any age
Organizer is aware of current list of "suspended traders" ist and will not allow those members to participate: YES
Organizer meets the 4 conditions for swapping and will make sure that every participant meets these conditions: YES




Details of swap:

The idea is, you send all those crafting materials you've been hoarding to your partner.
Your partner uses them to craft something to your taste, and then sends the items back.
It's a fabulous type of swap because:

-it's cheap (only costs you postage and we're all Australian)
-It's a creative challenge to try create for someone else using their media.
-it uses up that crafting media you love but don't know what to do with
-you get to be surprised by what someone else managed to turn your media into
Put together a pack of crafty items, send it out and your partner will make you something from the contents of the pack and send it back.
This way you get something
a) you know you'll like, cos you picked the colours and materials
b) you never would have made yourself

This swap is open to all kinds of crafting materials, as long as we can find someone willing to use your bits. They may use them in a totally different way to you, but that's what makes it fun! eg. Jewellry makers make fabric beads and 'soft' jewellry out of buttons; Sewers stitch and create out of paper; knitters make textiles from wire etc

Specifics for this swap

-After recieving your partner's info, send an amount of crafting media (maximim 400grams) to your partner
-Using the media you recieve, craft one large (or detailed) piece and two small (or simple) pieces.
Anything else you make is up to you and your partner Smiley
-When you've finished crafting, send your partner what you've made and the extra media you didn't use. You may only keep unused crafting media if you have discussed it with your partner first

*note* There are 2 send out dates for this swap
15th July - send a maximim of 400grams of crafting media 
15th August - send finished wonders and the unused crafting media back to your partner




If you want to participate, fill out and send this questionaire to Jane Doe

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap   Aussie Alchemy
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address
What kinds of crafting media do you hope to send?
--the following 2 questions are just a guide to help me partner people. It doesn't mean you'll recieve what you list---
What crafts can you do or be willing to try? (don't be shy)
What kind of media do you enjoy working with?
Are you a smoker, have pets, or anything else that might cause allergies?
Do you have allergies?
Is there anything you particularly DON'T want your bits made into?
Anything else to add?



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 (especially if you're new to swapping) to find out details about participating in a swap.
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=6553.0
If you have any questions about this, do ask Smiley



After much brain pain, these are the partners for the swap.
You're all such diverse people!

Ralph <---> ecrameri
Tanza <---> Jehnaier
Jane Doe <---> jane feebles
pocketlint <---> Pinkstars69

Please send your packages using express post satchels.
The main reason, is that with express post satchels you recieve a tracking code.
For the weight of the packages we're sending, the cost difference is minimal (a dollar or two)

When you recieve your partners materials, your name will turn red. When you send their package, your name will turn green, and when your partner recieves, your name will turn blue.
« Last Edit: August 27, 2006 03:13:58 AM by Jane Doe » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2006 04:55:07 PM »

are we having a limit on the weight we send?
I wanna get some things together now so that I am ready.
can't wait to get started
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« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2006 05:23:31 PM »

I've reviewed the swap info and included a weight limit  Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2006 05:57:36 PM »

I just sent my info!!!

Can't wait! I love Aussie Swaps and have some cool items I can't wait to see transformed!

-Ralph
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« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2006 09:18:20 PM »

Signing up now! The weight limit is a good idea, cos I sent nearly 2 kilos of stuff, and my poor partner couldn't get through half of it.
And now I can send the stuff that wasn't used- hurrah!

And here's the link to the first round gallery, so you can see how it worked the first time http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=93347.0  The results were unreal, I can't wait to see what comes out of this round!!
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« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2006 03:05:52 AM »

Sent in my info! I'm so excited. I just looked at the gallery from the last swap and the stuff people made looks great!
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« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2006 04:02:18 PM »

Sent in my info! I'm so excited. I just looked at the gallery from the last swap and the stuff people made looks great!

Yeah - I found the whole process really inspiring last time.
You really get a chance to see how creative + flexible people are when they're forced to use a certain media. Also it's so exciting to see what your stuff has been made into!

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« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2006 04:49:44 PM »

Sent in my info! I'm so excited. I just looked at the gallery from the last swap and the stuff people made looks great!
Also it's so exciting to see what your stuff has been made into!

I had my little ba ready to go but this morning I pulled some stuff out and put other stuff in.

as an aside I have a friend who has some rovings she is sending me so I am gonna try some felting next week, wooopeee can't wait, sorry I know useless info but I am excited, I am going to learn how to crochet today, well re aquaint myself with it an knitting anyway, see how this swap has inspired me  Grin

roll on I can't wait.
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« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2006 12:55:39 AM »

You're making it sound so good....

I'm considering joining again... but my July is pretty busy...  Tongue
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« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2006 01:22:14 AM »


C'mon guys, you KNOW it's going to be fun

*tempt tempt*

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