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« on: June 23, 2014 10:24:26 AM »

Would anyone be interested in a swap where you start a hoopla and then send it to your partner to finish? For example, you make the branches of a tree and let your partner finish it with button leaves or a bird nest or whatever they like.

This would have the added benefit that you wouldn't have to send the frame through the mail, which is what always seems to make the package expensive.

On the other hand,  the person starting the hoop might do too much or not enough of the design, so there could be lopsided efforts.

What do you think?
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« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2014 12:36:30 PM »

This actually sounds really fun, but I don't have any input on it.
ETA: Would the hoop returned to the original partner or would it be for keeps? I think it would be fun to make the 1/2, send it, and get it back with their interpretation.
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« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2014 09:36:26 PM »

I have not participated in any of the hoopla swaps yet, but this idea sounds really appealing!
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« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2014 02:22:02 PM »

I hadn't even thought of sending the hoops back after the 2nd half, but that sounds like even more fun. Good idea!
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« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2014 04:39:15 PM »

In poetry and drawing this creative technique is called "Exquisite Corpse." http://www.exquisitecorpse.com/definition/About.html

I think it could be a fascinating project!  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2014 08:19:56 PM »

Sounds interesting......
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« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2014 01:05:46 AM »

In poetry and drawing this creative technique is called "Exquisite Corpse." http://www.exquisitecorpse.com/definition/About.html

I think it could be a fascinating project!  Smiley

I love exquisite corpse projects! I did one once in a fiber class in groups of three. It was kind of crazy, but a blast!

* I like the idea of it being returned to the original artist. One thing with exercises of this nature is it is meant to get you out of your comfort zone. Often times people get so attached to their work that they aren't willing to change it or let it go. You've got to be able to let it go and accept potential change to do some serious growing. It could be a really great experience to open your piece and it look completely different than you had envisioned in your mind.
On my first day in a figure sculpture class we spent the entire 3 1/2 hour lab sculpting a copy of a plaster head.
I was really proud of my first ever head sculpt. It wasn't until the end of class however that the teacher informed us that we would not be keeping these projects and they were to be tossed back into the clay bucket. I was devastated! But, I grew a little bit that day (and she wasn't being an a$$, she was an awesome teacher.) Grin

Food for thought... and... it's late, so I'm rambling.  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2014 04:44:17 AM »

I concur with the original crafter receiving the hoop they started back.
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« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2014 05:36:03 AM »

I concur with the original crafter receiving the hoop they started back.

Me too!   Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2014 01:34:58 PM »

I love his idea. Going to keep am eye on this one  Grin
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« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2014 05:52:26 PM »

Let us know when you are thinking of hosting this one so we can put it in our calenders!
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« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2014 02:44:27 PM »

Love this idea!
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« Reply #12 on: June 30, 2014 02:04:09 PM »

I have never hosted a swap before, so would anyone be willing to co-organize with me?

I actually don't have anything on my swap horizon in the near term, except the ATC I have to send out by Thursday. Smiley So, I would like to try to do this pretty soon.  

We shouldn't need a long crafting time, since we're going halfsies, right? Maybe
-  signups in July,  say 7/7-7/21
- Phase 1 (make your base) must be mailed by 8/4 (2 weeks)
- Phase 2 (finish your partner's hoop) must be mailed back by 8/21 (2 weeks +3 days for Phase 1 mailing time), or 17 days after your partner sends if they are late.

Is that too soon for everyone?

I don't think a point value makes sense for this swap. Do you think it would work to just ask people's Phase 2 to match or exceed the effort that went into the base?
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« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2014 09:39:04 AM »

I would love to but am wrapped up in too many cool swaps at the moment. I might also suggest limiting this to the United States also as shipping over-seas can takes several weeks. Perhaps add an additional week on the back-end. *shrug* If this happened in August I'd be up for it. Otherwise, y'all have fun! Wink
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« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2014 06:43:24 PM »

I am booked on swaps through at least July, but might have a free spot in August (more likely September).
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« Reply #15 on: July 01, 2014 10:16:55 PM »

I have one spot left for a swap, so I would be in, but I would need it to be an international swap. Also I find that people come out of the woodwork when you actually list it under 'open swaps'. That's what happened to me when I opened the under the sea swap.
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« Reply #16 on: July 02, 2014 12:44:19 AM »

If I were to take part it would also have to be International - you might need to add a couple weeks on the end date to allow for postage time.

Also an August swap date would be preferrable too  Cheesy
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« Reply #17 on: July 02, 2014 12:32:03 PM »

Haha, you guys have your lives planned out way further ahead than me. Smiley It sounds like most of those interested would rather have SU start in August. Would the 1st week in August work?

This would be my first time organizing a swap, and I am not sure how it would work to have different deadlines for international swappers. Does anyone have experience managing multiple deadlines like that?
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« Reply #18 on: July 05, 2014 07:42:58 PM »

I agree with sending back to the original person but do we send it back framed or just send it back and the OP frame it?
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« Reply #19 on: July 06, 2014 05:51:43 AM »

I think send it back framed, so it arrives as a complete work of art ready to display.   Smiley 
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I second that idea Ludi.

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« Reply #21 on: July 06, 2014 04:05:00 PM »

I understand this maybe hard to do international, so if it's a lot easier go on ahead without me, ladies ! my stitching hand is quite overworked at the moment anyhow Angry
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« Reply #22 on: July 08, 2014 03:22:27 PM »

I think I will limit this swap to US-only for solo participants. But if any of you living outside the US can find and invite a partner from your same country and both sign up at the same time, that would be okay. Smiley

How about:
- SU from 8/4-8/11
- Phase 1 (make your base) must be mailed by 8/25 (2 weeks)
- Phase 2 (finish your partner's hoop) must be mailed back by 9/12 (2 weeks +4 days for Phase 1 mailing time), or 18 days after your partner sends if they are late.

This is really exciting! I can't wait to see how the projects turn out.
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« Reply #23 on: July 09, 2014 01:00:33 AM »

I understand this maybe hard to do international, so if it's a lot easier go on ahead without me, ladies ! my stitching hand is quite overworked at the moment anyhow Angry

Hey alittlemusthave, I am from Australia too and very keen to be part of this swap... perhaps we could sign up together if you like?
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« Reply #24 on: July 09, 2014 03:58:13 AM »

I understand this maybe hard to do international, so if it's a lot easier go on ahead without me, ladies ! my stitching hand is quite overworked at the moment anyhow Angry

Hey alittlemusthave, I am from Australia too and very keen to be part of this swap... perhaps we could sign up together if you like?

I was interested but I will have to think about it as my carpal tunnel syndrome is bad in my wrist right now, so embroidery is on the back burner at the moment. If I decide to do it I will message you before I sign up.
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« Reply #25 on: July 09, 2014 06:31:41 AM »

Would it be OK to be working on a base before partners close? Since the base is about us and not our partners that should be OK, right?
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I was interested but I will have to think about it as my carpal tunnel syndrome is bad in my wrist right now, so embroidery is on the back burner at the moment.
Alittlemusthave - I hope you feel better! If you can't use your wrist, don't push yourself - but also don't forget you could try a hoop in some other medium that uses less wrist motion. I've seen some lovely hoops using fabric painting, applique, etc. that might be easier for you.

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Would it be OK to be working on a base before partners close? Since the base is about us and not our partners that should be OK, right?
Jexxican - Hmm... the only issue would be that if you worked on it for a month it might be intimidating for your partner to match your output in just 2 weeks. If it's just a matter of timeshifting, like you have a vacation or something during 8/11-8/25, I don't see a problem, but please don't spend more than 2 weeks on it! Smiley
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« Reply #27 on: July 30, 2014 09:04:28 PM »

I really like this idea!
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« Reply #28 on: August 03, 2014 11:00:28 PM »

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