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Martine
« on: April 04, 2008 09:40:18 AM »

I'm interested in swapping with other craftsters for items that are made from repurposed "waste" and rescued materials.  The items themselves wouldn't necessarily have to be green-themed (but they could!) but I think it would be neat to have a swap where the materials are limited to be mostly second-hand/reused/found materials.  This means that materials could be trash/recyclables from around the crafter's house, purchased from a thrift store (i.e. rescuing some beautiful fabric from a hideous dress and using it for something else), any items found in nature, or if you happen to dumpster dive, any craft supplies that have been rescued from dumpsters could be used as well.  The main rule would be that you can't purchase any (or at least, very little) new supplies in order to complete the crafts.

Basically in the swap we would make crafts, but we would also get to tell the story of where the materials came from.

Would anyone else be interested in this swap?
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BudgeIsCool
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2008 12:19:50 PM »

I'd certainly be interested. *nods*. Smiley Swaps sort of stress me out, but it's a good idea for one..
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« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2008 07:07:52 AM »

I'd be up for this! Sounds fun.

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« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2008 07:13:03 AM »

this could be a lovely way to help me do some spring cleaning in my craft supplies
it could also help me unravel some thrift store sweaters i have laying around to recycle the yarn

i'd like to see where this could go  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2008 12:04:38 PM »

Sounds fun!  I'm always up for a recycling swap!
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« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2008 03:31:55 PM »

I am interested in this.  I had a blast doing my first swap, but I am broke, so this would be the perfect swap for me.
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« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2008 11:28:11 AM »

Ooh, I'd love to do this!
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Sanity8080
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2008 03:54:54 PM »

I would be interested in this, too
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Martine
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2008 11:24:44 PM »

Here we go!  This is my first time organizing a swap!

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=239115.0
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