Swap name: Yarn Swap for Rapunzel Scarf Round 5
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: myklia
co-organizing this swap: foreversandals
Sign-up date range: October 18th through November 1st (partner list November 2nd)
Date to send item by: November 29th 2008
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): no
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
Age requirement? 13+
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 (foreversandals is co-organizer and meets all the same requirements)
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 13 years old: YESHOW IT WORKS:
The idea is to swap different bits of yarn (and ribbon and strips of fabric) out of your stash around to multiple people, and in the end we will all have enough to make Rapunzel scarves.
Here is a link to the famous Rapunzel Scarf:
The basic scarf is made from 30 pieces of ten foot yarn. (ribbons, strips of fabric, etc.)
To participate in this swap, you will need to send 6 pieces of ten-foot lengths of yarn (etc) to five partners. (Total = 30 pieces).
Remember to include your craftster user name in your swap package so that your partner knows who it's from.
HERE ARE THE LINKS TO ROUND 1,2,3&4 THREADS:
HERE ARE THE LINKS TO ROUND 1,2,3&4 GALLERIES:
Depending on the number of people who sign up, this number may need to be tweaked a bit, so please remain flexible on the matter. You may need to send a little more or less to make everything fair and even.
Depending on the number of participants, we may get to express a few preferences. (I will try to match up people with preferences, but it may not be possible)
This swap is a little different from other swaps in that you will be shipping to multiple partners. The good news is that your yarn (etc.) can fit in an envelope and will weigh very little.
A DC number is required if shipping from the USA. If shipping from another country, do what is appropriate for that country for tracking/saving the receipt. If there are any problems, PM me. If you are shipping from the USA to outside the country, save your receipt where it will have the customs number and the country being shipped to on it. You don't need to scan or take a picture of the receipt when you ship, it is needed only if the package goes missing in the mail, so it is extremely important to hold onto it until the receivers received their threads. This will be the only way you can prove you shipped if anything goes wrong with the mail. If you cannot produce a scan or copy of this receipt if your package goes missing, you will need to resend or you will get negative feedback.
Apparently post offices in other countries don't play nice with shipping charges when shipping outside their countries, even for lightweight yarn. This is an issue for some. When I add participants, I will also put what country they are from. I encourage all to sign up and I will try to match up with geographic regions as much as possible, though this means there may not be a good match in color choices. If this is a problem, let me know when you send in your questionnaire.
If you want to participate, PM the information to the organizer:
QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Yarn Swap for Rapunzel Scarf Rd 5
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 13 years old (yes/no)
What can you send?
novelty/exotic yarn: yes/no
other yarn: yes/no
What would you prefer to receive?
novelty/exotic yarn: yes/no
other yarn: yes/no
What colors/colours would you like to receive?
What colors would you prefer not to receive?
Would you rather have everything be the same color/colorway, or would you like a variety of different colors?
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:
1. myklia (organizer) - USA
2. foreversandals (co organizer) - Canada
3. Velvet Rose - Australia
4. tcha345 - USA
5. imafundork - USA
6. Skellerz - USA
7. UntouchableFace - USA
8. RhymeswOrange - USA
9. CRE8V - USA ***FIRST SWAP***
10. ThatsWhatSheSaid - USA
11. macreede - USA
12. Linda P - USA
13. kartiana - USA
14. pinupmommy - USA
15. Elensule - USA
16. VeganPickles - USA
17. wiseowl - USA
18. kstaron - USA
This is one I just did:http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=275357.0
The worsted weight one I was partly inspired by:http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=275205.0
There are a ton more, just do a search for "rapunzel" on the main page.
List from antarcticraft:The most important thing you need to know to have a successful swap...
...has nothing to do with your crafting ability, how to get ideas, or best places to buy supplies.
Communicate! That's it! It's that simple. Smiley
Communicate your needs on your questionnaire.
Communicate with your partner about whether you feel uncomfortable with them wanting to add extras when you don't have the time, money, or interest.
Communicate ideas and progress in the swap forum and share sources of inspiration with your fellow swappers.
Communicate your progress to your partner AND the organizer.
Communicate BEFORE you send out that you'll be sending on time, or late (with an estimated sending time).
Communicate WHEN you to your partner AND the organizer with a DC (if available).
Communicate when you receive (to your partner AND the organizer).
Communicate to your organizer or partner if you haven't heard from your partner in a while and have concerns.
Communicate with your fellow swappers when you post your package in the gallery, and comment on all the lovely things your fellow swappers have made!
If you do those things, I guarantee you'll have a much better swap experience! And it only takes a couple of minutes, unlike that frogged scarf or your resin disaster, or the search for the perfect fabric. Smiley