|Swap Coordinator:||TangleCrafts (contact)|
|Swap categories:||Crafts Paper Crafts Zines|
|Number of people in swap:||10|
|Type:||Type 3: Package or craft|
|Last day to signup/drop:||July 6, 2009|
|Date items must be sent by:||August 3, 2009|
|Number of swap partners:||3|
I am extending the deadline of this swap by 1 week, to make sure everyone has plenty of time to work on their projects!
Two of my favourite things – zines & craftiness! Your challenge is to make a craft-zine with an eco-friendly/green/recycled/upcycled/re-purposed theme.
Maybe you make envelopes out of magazine pages, or bags from reclaimed fabrics? Do you save all your junkmail and food packaging to make notebooks? Do you knit with yarn from unraveled sweaters? The zine can be about any craft/s from embroidery to collage, printmaking to bookbinding, dyeing to knitting to anything else you can think of, so long as there is an eco-friendly slant. (Recipes & gardening tips are also acceptable.)
You could make a showcase of your finished projects, with links to where you found the instructions, or talk about your eco-crafting inspiration and ideas. Instructions for a favourite project would be great, but please just make sure these are your own and NOT copied from a book or from a commercially produced pattern/project/kit or be a rip-off of anybody else's instructions. Basically, make a zine from your own craft idea!
You can include anything else in the zine that you like, maybe a story, puzzle, quiz, your own photos, prints, feature-article, background to why you chose a particular project, or why crafting is important to you etc.
What's a zine? It's basically a self-produced magazine or booklet. You can hand-write & photocopy it, or use a word processor & print it out on your home printer. You can hand-draw or print illustrations, use your own photos, or make it mostly text.
For this swap, please make your zine from at least 2 full letter-size pages (these can be folded/cut as small as you like). You can use more sheets, but not less. If you fold 2 pages in half your zine will be 8 pages; cut and fold in half again and it will be 16 pages (& so on). You can bind it how you like – stapling, or a hole punch + bookrings are probably easiest, or you could get creative with stitches; it's up to you. You can use whatever paper you like. Get creative!
The swap date for this at the end of July so you have plenty of time to work on your ideas! As people will be putting a lot of time into this swap, ratings of 5 or just below only, please.
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