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JUNE: Mini Zine + More - DIY craft edition #4

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JUNE: Mini Zine + More - DIY craft edition #4
Group:Zines, mail art & other cool stuff
Swap Coordinator:TangleCrafts (contact)
Swap categories: Crafts  Zines  Handmade 
Number of people in swap:5
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:May 17, 2015
Date items must be sent by:June 1, 2015
Number of swap partners:3

pic above shows a Secret Garden-themed mini zine I made for Earth Day 2013, plus related extras

Mini-Zine + More - DIY craft edition #4

Send each of your partners:

  • a mini-zine, themed DIY craft
  • an extra element/item that relates to the subject of your zine

The zine should include a DIY craft project or technique tutorial but does not need to be entirely DIY craft-based (eg can include unrelated artwork, stories, features etc).

The zine can be newly created for this swap or it can be one you have swapped before but it must be made by you.

The zine should be a minimum of 8 pages folded down from A4/letter-size paper, as per standard mini-zine (click here for templates & folding guide). However, you are welcome to use a different binding, add more/larger pages, as you prefer, so long as the minimum is met. Maximum page size is approx. 4" x 6" (A6/quarter-size).

Zines may be handwritten/hand-drawn, typed, word processed, photoshopped, cut-and-pasted Γ’β‚¬β€œ whatever style suits you. For those new to zines, it is usual to create one master-copy then photocopy or print multiples of the original.

What more?
The additional item should be relevant to the craft aspect of your mini-zine, eg

  • a useful item for crafting the project such as specialist papers, or a specific type of thread, or a finishing item like a pendant tray or felt for backing


  • a finished example of the item featured in the project or made using the technique described in the tutorial

Please note
Your additional item should not be a second mini zine! Please send something relevant to your mini zine's subject, as outlined above. (The only exception would be if your DIY craft theme is the somewhat meta 'how to make a mini-zine'!)

As always:
Late swaps & low ratings will all be checked before assigning partners, so please contact me if you think there might be a problem.


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