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1  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / Craft Swaps / Slow Cloth / Boro Patches (Sign up 10/18/2018 - 10/31/2018; Mail by 12/03/2018) on: October 18, 2018 06:14:51 PM

stitched by Wulf  c. 2016

Slow Cloth/Boro Patches (Sign up 10/18/2018 – 10/31/2018; Mail by 12/03/2018)


Swap name: Slow Cloth/Boro Style Patches
Craftster member who is organizing this swap:  JoyfulClover
Sign-up date range:  10/18/2018 – 10/31/2018
Date to send item by:  12/03/2018

Limited to a certain number of people? No
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No

Additional Age requirement? No

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: No, I am not
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: Yes
- Is at least 18 years old: Yes

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES/NO
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES/NO
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES/NO
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES/NO
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES/NO
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES/NO
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES/NO
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES/NO


Details of swap:
Do you love fabric? Like to stitch? Enamored with sashiko, boro or the slow cloth movement? If so, then let's swap patches! Unsure of what this is all about? Here are some links to inspiration:

     BORO - rooted in Japan, this was functional in origin. As clothing wore out, more fabric pieces were added as a patch. With many layers and thread forming the
     fabric. Typically, they used parallel running stitches, which covered the cloth.
     https://www.1millionwomen.com.au/blog/how-traditional-boro-clothes-mending/


     SASHKIO - is a type of embroidery meant to be started on one side, and worked diagonally across the fabric. Generally seen on indigo (or black) fabric with white
     thread. There are special sashiko needles which are longer to weave through the fibers (but you don't need them to stitch).  There has been some expansion into
     other colors of fabric and thread, but the rules on where and how the stitches run remain.  Grew out of the boro fabric/layering.
     https://www.seamwork.com/issues/2016/04/sashiko


     KANTHA - a type of embroidery/stitching from Bangladesh /India involving layers of fabric and long running stitches.  These are typically very colorful and
     celebratory, many given as gifts.
     https://www.shopdignify.com/pages/what-is-kantha


     SLOW CLOTH - this is more of a movement or concept, applied to fabric, thread, intention, and even to life.  This article really helped me understand the philosophy
     http://handeyemagazine.com/content/slow-cloth

     And tutorials made by my favorite slow cloth stitcher, Jude Hill with spirit cloth :
     http://spiritcloth.typepad.com/spirit_cloth_101/


Patches can go on your jeans, jacket, collected for a purse or use them as part of a bigger art project.  


We will be signing up for one to two partners (new swappers limited to one partner), and you and your partner will agree on the exact number of patches to swap, between 1 and 3 patches of equitable sizes. For example, if partner 1 would like a 4" x 6" patch and their partner wants 3" x 4" patches, partner 1 should be making two 3" x 4" patches for every 4" x 6" patch received.  The option is always open to make your item into a final object, just please make sure to communicate clearly with your partner - all exchanges should be fair, and clearly discussed.  

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

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
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?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old: (YES/NO)
How many partners would you like - one or two? (new swappers limited to one)
How many patches would you like per partner?
Preferred size range of patch(es)?
What do you plan on using your patches for?
Do you have a preferred theme?
Do you have a preferred stitch type?  
Preferred colors?
Any colors/themes you don't want?
Are odd shapes acceptable? For example, round or triangular.
Are raw edges okay?
Do you have a pinterest, wist, or website so your partner can learn more about you and your preferences?
Do you have any relevant allergies?
Do you have any allergens in your home?
Is there anything else you would like your partner to know?

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 other rules about participating in a swap.
2  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Needle felted swap on: October 16, 2018 04:30:42 PM
Would anyone be up for a needle felted swap in the new year?  What size makes your heart pitter-patter?
3  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Twisted Christmas on: August 28, 2018 05:14:43 PM

Soot by joyfulclover

I was in a Creepy Christmas which was oodles of fun!  A little dark spin on the winter holiday!  *shiver*   Maybe creepy, or even just a little twisted.

Any interest?  Similar to the last round, but with a slighly more robust questionnaire.

Here's the 2016 gallery:  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=450831.0
4  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Embroidery Hoopla - new round? on: September 01, 2017 01:41:45 PM

(stitched by PaleAngelLex for Megzy818, R6 - 2011)

The last embroidery hoopla round seems to have been RD14 - "Summer Activities" in 2015.

Link with gallery in first post:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=439080.0

Any interest in RD15? I'm open to themes!
5  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Harvest / Fall / Thanksgiving Swap on: August 26, 2017 01:16:05 PM


Any interest in a Harvest / Fall / Thanksgiving swap? 


bonfires
hot cocoa
s'mores
lattes
leaf peeping
cormazes
hay rides
cozy sweaters / boots
leaf piles
squash
pinecones
stargazing
Thanksgiving
pumpkin everything!
fall festivals mums
sunsets
tailgating
lap throws

Colors of burgundy, wine, eggplant, teal, pumpkin, burnt orange, deep blues, marigolds and mustards, moss, evergreen ! So many happy colors!  YUM!!

*knocking on mic*
Whaddya say?  Anyone?
6  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Craft My Pet on: July 22, 2017 05:38:13 PM
The last time this swap posted was in 2014.

I love the idea of remaking the pet (NOT crafting for the pet, but making a craft OF the pet). Ideas were felting, embroidery, acrylic, paper, or plushy. But I think there are so many medium!

Generally I like a month crafting, but not stuck on any particular size or count at this time.

Any interest?


Former thread with gallery link:
 https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=433884.0
7  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Filled Stitchy Art Swap on: June 01, 2017 04:50:49 PM

(image by Eun-jeong Lee via Creative Dimensions)


Original Thread



SENT
Sent = Orange
Received = Green
Sending late with communication
Problem = Red
Sent & Received = Blue
Crossed through = Feedback given


Partners!
curiousfae  <-> geekgirl1000100
dfabbric  <-> kiurious
dontneedaclassroom  <-> JoyfulClover
roler  <-> Acadian Driftwood
8  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Filled Stitchy Art Swap SU 4/29-5/08, SO 06/12/2017 on: April 29, 2017 07:09:00 PM

(image by Eun-jeong Lee via Creative Dimensions)


Gallery!

Filled Stitchy Art Swap (Sign up 04/29/2017 – 05/08/2017; Mail by 06/12/2017)


Swap name: Filled Stitchy Art Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap:  JoyfulClover
Sign-up date range:  04/29/2017 – 05/08/2017
Date to send item by:  06/12/2017

Limited to a certain number of people? No
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No

Additional Age requirement? No

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: No, I am not
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: Yes
- Is at least 18 years old: Yes

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES/NO
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES/NO
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES/NO
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES/NO
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES/NO
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES/NO
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES/NO
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES/NO

Details of swap:
Who doesn’t love a really filled stitchy piece?  Stitch/embroider OR appliqué one 8” piece to fill at least 80% of the space.  The idea is to fill this little sucker up with as much happy, stitchy/appliqué goodness as possible!  The final piece will be made to your partners’ preference.  This could be a hoop, framed item (minus glass), unframed but finished (perhaps with a hanging feature included), or unframed and unfinished (to be used by your partner for another project!). Whatever the requested preference, take your time and fill that baby up!

(If you have any questions about definitions, please post in the thread so everyone is on the same page!)


This swap is to craft ONE medium piece.  

Minimum size requirement (like a roller coaster):
By Time
-Large = 3 or more hours
-Medium = 2 or more hours
-Small = 2 or less hours


Larger crafted packages are fine, but please make sure to communicate with your partner so nobody is disappointed (same goes for extras – not necessary, but should be discussed). We love hearing from you, so please commit to post once a week (at least every 7 days) within the thread.



If you would like to participate, please complete the following and send to the organizer:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
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?  (Yes/No)
Confirm that are at least 16 years old: (Yes/No)
Will you post once a week in the swap thread? (Yes/No)
Are you able to take photos of your received package? (Yes/No)
Will you post photos in the gallery to show to all-in-The-Land? (Yes/No)


Okay, let's talk turkey:
1.   Would you like 1 partner, or 2?
2.   List [at least] 5 themes or topics you would love to see arrive in the mail:
     1.   
     2.   
     3.   
     4.   
     5.   

3.   What type of final piece would you like to receive?  Hoop, framed (no glass), unframed but finished, unframed & unfinished (raw edges – makes sure to leave easement for your partner!)
4.   Do you prefer to MAKE an embroidered or appliqué piece? (or either)
5.   Do you wish to RECEIVE an embroidered or appliqué piece? (or either)
6.   Do you have any preferred styles or esthetics? (cubist, realism, steampunk, etc.)
7.   Do you have any preferred artist you are drawn to?
8.   What colors/patterns/designs make your heart go pitter pat?
9.   What colors or patterns do you NOT like or do NOT desire for this project:
10.   Please do NOT send me this:
11.   Do you have a pinterest, wist, or website to help direct your partner?  Please share!  
12.   Do you have any allergies?
13.   Are there any allergens in your home? (pets/smoke/other)
14.   Is there anything else you would like your partner to know?


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 other rules about participating in a swap.
9  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Fill the Hoopla swap? on: March 18, 2017 12:54:58 PM


(image by Eun-jeong Lee via Creative Dimensions)

Would anyone be interested in a 'fill the hoopla' swap? The idea being to fill 80% of the hoop with either embroidery or fabric (meaning pieces on top of the base fabric)? Maybe an 8"?

10  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Robots and Aliens Swap Gallery on: November 13, 2016 08:22:04 AM


artwork by Matt Dixon(L) and The World of Blue Team (R))


Original swap thread



**Participants**
°JoyfulClover
°aisy
°audio
°gala_apples
°Harvey
°rockingbearranch
°roler



SENT
Sent = Orange
Received = Green
Problem = Red
Sent & Received = Blue
Crossed through = Feedback given



**Partners**
aisy<>audio
Harvey <> rockingbearranch
JoyfulClover> gala_apples >roler>



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