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Topic: Magic Roving Ball Swap ( Signups Closed)  (Read 5559 times)
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« on: May 24, 2007 03:50:20 PM »

Swap name: Magic Roving Ball Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Maiziemama
Sign-up date range: 5/24-6/8
Date to send item by: 7/4

Limited to a certain number of people?: no

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? no
If so, which country?

All ages allowed? yes

Additional Rules:
1. You must use a DC number if shipping in the same country
2. You need to post pictures, if you cant inform your partner to take pictures before they send out.
3. If your sending a little late thats cool but you need to communicate with me always.
4. Feedback will be given when your partner receives your package, and will be given on if you were great swapper, good/bad communication, didnt post pictures, etc.

Details of swap:

This is the 1st Magic Roving Ball Swap!!  Weve all heard of the ever popular Magic Yarn Ball swaps, right?  This is the same idea, but for spinners and felters and all lovers of fiber! This means that you wind the roving into a ball yourself, hiding little trinkets and treats inside the ball as you go.  Some ideas already suggested include tiny toys; candy; crafting supplies; jewelry; hairthings. Since this swap is geared towards spinners and felters, it would be nice to include little goodies that are aimed towards these craftssome ideas might be: beads and threads that could be spun into designer yarns, handspun yarn, felting needles etc.  Get creative! 

There is a great thread about great online sources for roving on the spinning board http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=70992.0

Since we're all crafty people, it goes without saying that we should craft some of the treats ourselves. I suggest, as a guideline, 10-15 things in the yarn ball and 2-3 of them be small crafts made by yourself. Feel free to exceed these guidelines (though, as with all swaps, don't go too overboard), and check out the Magic Yarn Ball galleries for inspiration. If you spend more money or time on some things, they might count for a little more, but since the point of this swap is to have lots and lots of tiny items for itty-bitty doses of joy, it's more in keeping with the spirit of the swap to make things small and have more of them.

We will be swapping a minimum of 4 oz of roving. However, there is a question on the sign-up questionnaire about whether you are willing or interested in swapping for more. If this interests you, give a range of how much roving you want to swap. and I'll do my best to match people up by that.

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

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?
Are you a spinner, felter, or other crafter that uses roving?
If you spin, do you use a spindle or a wheel or both?
Are you interested in negotiating for a more than 4 oz of roving? About how much?:
Favorite colors:
Preferred fiber types (e.g. wool, silk, mohair etc):
Any fiber (or other) allergies?:
Any cats or other common allergens in your home?:
Things you can make to go in the magic roving ball (this question will be edited out before sending to partners):
Things you would like to receive in the magic roving ball:
Anything else you want your partner to know:


Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.

sending late with communication
Done with feedback

1) maiziemama --> Snowberrylime
2)Star217--> Balletfreak
3) Nicolassa --> LUBEE
4) Awynkoop--> Goldfishgirl
5) Tarewyn --> Velvet Rose

« Last Edit: July 20, 2007 09:03:12 PM by maiziemama » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2007 04:32:52 PM »

Glad to see this swap is going ahead!

I know it's a little premature, but I'm looking forward to the gallery already  Roll Eyes

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« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2007 05:56:55 AM »

sounds great, now I'll just have to fill it out Smiley

« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2007 08:02:37 AM »

I submitted my info!!  Cheesy

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« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2007 08:55:22 AM »

Me too!!!  I'm up to my eyeballs in swaps, but this is one I absolutely cannot miss!!   Grin

I have no idea what you're talking about, so here's me with some yarn on my head.

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« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2007 09:03:36 AM »

sounds like fun!

I would like to swap my knits (or amigurumi stuffies) for your handmade journal...pm me!

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« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2007 01:05:44 PM »

I can't wait til this one gets going!

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I'm always up for Personal Swaps! I can knit and sew. What can you do? Let's trade!
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« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2007 02:35:41 PM »

Oh, i really really wanna do this!  I'll have to see what things look like closer to the end of  sign ups...

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« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2007 03:57:57 PM »

ohh, c'mon Superhooker, it would be great to have you along... Smiley

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« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2007 04:41:32 PM »

Well, I would, but we just put in a bid for a new house, and so we might be moving this month.  I want to make sure that i'll have enough time and money to send a good package....

(The house we are trying to buy is just down the street from a yarn/spinning shop...and so it is heaven....)

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