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« on: February 13, 2010 10:19:16 AM »

Hey there! How about a Gypsy themed swap?


Crafted items could be anything ranging from folkloric/belly dancing items to costume pieces, fortune telling things,painted tambourines, veils, jewelry or mysterious items that look like they come from distant lands...

Also, there are nomadic peoples hailing from many different countries and ethnic backgrounds that one could use for inspiration. There are the Irish travelers, the Ghawazee of Egypt, the Banjara of India, The Kuchi, Kutch, and Turkoman of the Middle east and Asia and also the well-known Roma. How interesting would it be to craft gypsy things that hail from your partner's country of heritage? Though it doesn't have to limited to just that idea.

I would allow for a longer crafting period and the average 1 large, 1 medium, and two smalls package requirements.

So what do you think?  Wink



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« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2010 10:41:21 AM »

Oh I would jump into this like I was on fire and this swap was the only water for miles around.  Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2010 10:55:41 AM »

Oh I would jump into this like I was on fire and this swap was the only water for miles around.  Cheesy

Lol, awesome MadGypsy! It'll be great to have you again in this swap. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2010 11:07:23 AM »

oooo this sounds like wonderful fun Smiley I would be all over some Tarot card art Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2010 11:08:18 AM »

oh wow!  very interesting.  i supposedly have Rroma ancestors, actually, so i always wonder about them and how their lives were like ... and how one of them ended up hooking up with one of my Jewish ancestors LOL
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« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2010 11:13:18 AM »

this sounds amazing, i'd love some painted percussion instruments or some carnival-style art  Smiley i posted this link in the steampunk circus swap, but take a look at the gyspy caravan-themed hotel room i stayed in in whitby-

 http://www.larosa.co.uk/

(i also stayed in the burlesque-themed caravan, but that doesn't really fit the theme so much!)
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« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2010 11:30:55 AM »

Hmmm... I've got a Gypsy crafts book I haven't made anything out of. Maybe this is what it's been waiting for.

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« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2010 11:35:17 AM »

this sounds amazing, i'd love some painted percussion instruments or some carnival-style art  Smiley i posted this link in the steampunk circus swap, but take a look at the gyspy caravan-themed hotel room i stayed in in whitby-


Very cool! I did this room not to long ago: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332453.0
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« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2010 11:59:06 AM »

Oo, this sounds interesting. I can think of a whole bunch of beautiful things I could crochet...
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« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2010 08:32:28 PM »

Oh my goodness. This sounds so tempting!
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