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 Post subject: Swap-O-Rama Rama coming to Minneapolis!
PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 10:46 am 
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I'm proud to announce Twin Cities Maker will be the host of Swap-O-Rama Rama Sunday September 11, 2011 from 11am to 7pm! SORR has been hosted in many cities across the country, including the San Fran Maker Faire, but this will be a first for MN. We will be needing volunteers to help run this event. Of course having individuals able to sew will help but there are many other opportunities to participate. Anyone who wants to help with the planning of the event please contact events@tcmaker.org!


Clean out your closets
SWAP-O-RAMA-RAMA is Here!
http://www.swaporamarama.org
Pass it on

$5 and any sized bag of your clean unwanted clothing or $10 without donation

"There is no beauty in the finest cloth if it makes hunger and unhappiness." Gandhi

Join in the communal process of reuse and celebrate our collective creativity! You are invited to Swap-O-Rama-Rama, a giant clothing swap and series of do-it-yourself workshops in which a community explores reuse and creativity through the recycling of used clothing.

It's easy to make the move from consumer to creator - and it's fun. At this Swap-O-Rama-Rama you'll find a host of talent brought together to teach you how to transform your new/used duds into works of your own. Together they bring you: DIY Stations where you can learn many wonderful ways to create out of textile reuse, Sewing Stations where local designers will teach you fresh clothing mod tricks, on site Silk Screeners & Stencilers with a host of original designs and extraordinary local designers who'll show off their work in the Swap-O-Rama-Rama reuse fashion show.

Of course the core of the swap is the gigantic piles of free clothing (several thousand pounds!) sorted into categories: pants, shirts, skirts, sweaters etc. These piles are the collective total of each guest’s contribution of any size bag of unwanted clothes so clean out those closets and let go of what's no longer inspiring. Take home as much clothing as you can carry. Remainders go to a local charity.

Wondering what to bring?
* clothes you bought and never wore
* small stuff you bought while thinking "I'll fit in to this one day"
* tragic shopping mistakes
* well worn and loved items that have exceeded their stay in the closet
* unloved gifts that you held on to out of obligation
Bring: Clothes in season: jackets, wallets, hats, pants,shirts, skirts, shoes, gloves, belts, accessories, jewelry, sunglasses, bags, costumes, lingere, pjs etc. Only clothes please!
*********Do Not Bring: books, bikes, vases, lamps etc... If you cant wear it, dont bring it!**********
Quantity is not important. Come with a little or a lot, whatever you got.
Swap-O-Rama-Rama is for boys, girls, men, women.

When You Wanna Know More. . .

Have a look at previous Swap-O-Rama-Rama's: http://swaporamarama.org/archive.htm
Swap-O-Rama-Rama is a Creative Commons Project: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/
Treehugger Pod Cast: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2006/03 ... tv_t_1.php

Swap-O-Rama-Rama is proud to be sponsored by Singer and Yudu
http://www.singerco.com
http://whatdoyudu.com
"Swap-O-Rama-Rama by Wendy Tremayne, is an international network protected under a Creative Commons License."

More questions, comments, or want to volunteer to help contact:
events@tcmaker.org


See you there... and please... PASS IT ON!


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 Post subject: Re: Swap-O-Rama Rama coming to Minneapolis!
PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 11:09 am 
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Wow, huge event, major score!

How'd you manage this?

I'm stoked, put me down as a volunteer.

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 Post subject: Re: Swap-O-Rama Rama coming to Minneapolis!
PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 11:39 am 
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I'm just that darn good ;) I also have a few other things up my sleeve that are still in development! This has the potential of being a HUGE event so I'm really thrilled to have the opportunity to organize it!


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 Post subject: Re: Swap-O-Rama Rama coming to Minneapolis!
PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 6:42 pm 
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put a post up, I know it's early, we can put another up as it approaches.


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 Post subject: Re: Swap-O-Rama Rama coming to Minneapolis!
PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 6:58 pm 
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Thanks Paul!

Maybe tonight after kids go to bed, I will put up descriptions of volunteer positions that will be needed as well as supplies.


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 Post subject: Re: Swap-O-Rama Rama coming to Minneapolis!
PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 4:39 pm 
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