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« on: March 22, 2015 07:14:14 PM »


Beltane Merrymaking - WWP SWAP 56

GALLERY!

Oh, do not tell the priest our plight, or he would call it a sin,
But we've been out in the woods all night, a-conjuring summer in,
And we bring you good news by word of mouth, good news for cattle
      and corn
Now is the sun come up from the south, by Oak, and Ash, and
      Thorn.

Rudyard Kipling

Swap name: Beltane Merrymaking WWP Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Wulf
Sign-up date range: 03/23/2015 - 04/01/2015
Date to send bone by: 04/27/2015 (changed)

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 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 unicorn zombie apocalypse 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
- 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 16 years old: YES
- If mailing within his/her country, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this sap: YES
- If outside the his/her country, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES


Beltane is the Celtic name for the ancient celebration held across Europe and America on the First of May, the day that falls half-way between the Spring Equinox and the Summer Solstice. Like October 31, its opposite on the Wheel of the Year, this night was held to be a time when the separation was at its thinnest between our world and the Other World of fairies, spirits and the dead.

Traditionally in Britain and western Europe, young people took to the woods as night fell on April 31st, and celebrated with games, dancing, drinking and a degree of sexual freedom usually not allowed the rest of the year. They danced out again as the sun rose into the sky on May 1st, exhausted, ecstatic, and often, considerably more experienced. Flowers and branches of tree blossoms such as hawthorn were gathered and used to decorate homes and create the familiar May Pole for circle dances. Even after the Church had succeeded in damping down the more openly sexual aspects of the revels, May Day or Midsummer's Day continued to be celebrated throughout Britain and Europe with May poles, traditional dancing, masquerading, and odd rituals. May Day revels were even carried to the New World, in spite of the Puritans' attempts to stamp out such "heathenism."

Let's craft some merriment of our own for this year's Beltane revels!  What do you need to shake off the lethargy of the long winter we've all come through? How do you share your joy that Summer is finally on its way? This is a time for flower garlands, bright costumes and masks, music and dancing, celebratory food and drink, and everything that makes a wild party!


Come and join our Midsummer Madness! To participate in the swap, complete this questionnaire and send it by PM to the swap, Wulf.

Name of swap:Beltane Merrymaking WWP 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)
Are you able and willing to post photos of the package you receive?
Do you understand that you must obtain a tracking number for your package if mailing within your country, or retain the mailing receipt if sending internationally?

How do you describe your current religion/spirituality/tradition/magical practice?
Do you consider yourself a newcomer or have you been on this path for a long time?
Are you out of the broom closet (do your friends/family know you are Wiccan/Pagan/whatever)?
Are there any gods, deities, spirits, saints etc. that are especially important to you?
Are you okay with tasteful nudity?
Do you have a Facebook page, Pinterest or other information to share with your partner?
Will you be doing anything to celebrate Beltane this year? Will you attend a festival or gathering?
Is there anything you would especially like to receive?
Is there anything you do NOT want?
Is there anything you wouldn't be willing to craft for because of your beliefs?
What kinds of crafts do you do?
Do you have any allergies or aversions to anything? Are you okay with non-vegan materials like leather, feathers, etc.?
What allergens are in your environment?
Anything else you want to add?

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 unicorn zombie apocalypse Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.

Links to some previous Beltane WWP Swaps:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=432865.0
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=422292.0
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=406123.0

Midsummer swappers:

Wulf
monnie31
frosty772
Ludi
Mamaneedles
myloveasdeep
LA-fairy
edelC
holistic knitter
cutelittledevil
whileitsraining
spazgirl1981


Partners:
cutelittledevil ↔ holistic knitter
Wulf ↔ edelC
monnie31 ↔ frosty772
LA-fairy ↔ Ludi
myloveasdeep ↔ spazgirl1981
Mamaneedles ↔ whileitsraining
« Last Edit: April 21, 2015 07:20:39 AM by Wulf - Reason: changed send-by date » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2015 06:44:12 PM »

oh, it's been a loooong time and I'm SO in this one! yay!
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« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2015 01:18:09 PM »

I'm in
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« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2015 02:34:13 AM »

I'm in ... if there are European participants

what are the requirements of the swap?
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« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2015 03:02:48 PM »

What are the requirements of the swap?

You're right, I didn't really specify that, did I? I think this should be something like a Medium and a Small, maybe? No need to make anything really grand. Though some of us will no doubt send a whole package of things no matter what the official size of the swap is! Wink

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« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2015 05:22:35 PM »

Sent my Q.  Smiley

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« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2015 05:53:36 PM »

Glad to have you with us, Ludi. And welcome frosty772 - I think you might just be our longest-active WWP swapper. I think I started with the last swap Rhonda organized, but you go way back into the Rhonda days! So glad you're back.

I've been thinking of things to craft that fit into the "merrymaking" theme. Here's the beginning of my list:

noisemakers
drum
garlands/wreaths
hat
mask
blanket (for picnics or woodland frolics)
Maypole-themed anything
wool cloak (May 1st is still quite cold for frolicking!)
fingerless gloves
God and Goddess figures/images
flower-gathering basket

I realize a few of these are more than "medium" sized, but still good ideas. Anyone want to add to the list?

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« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2015 06:01:16 PM »

Bunting!  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2015 12:09:50 PM »

Oh this is tempting.... I haven't done any WWP swaps but I always stalk them a little bit.  I'm feeling spring very strongly this year as I have some big changes coming up in life, but at the same time, I need to assess how much actual time I would have to craft in the next month....
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« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2015 04:47:21 PM »

We'd be glad to have you join us, Mountains and Clouds! It's not a large swap, so I'm sure you'll be able to find a way to fit it in!

And yes, Ludi, bunting! It was actually at the back of my mind as I was making that list, but I couldn't quite bring it to the fore.

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