|Swap Coordinator:||Cherries (contact)|
|Swap categories:||Challenges Sewing Themed|
|Number of people in swap:||35|
|Type:||Type 3: Package or craft|
|Last day to signup/drop:||August 13, 2007|
|Date items must be sent by:||September 28, 2007|
|Number of swap partners:||1|
This is not your typical swap.
It has been suggested that this become a quarterly swap, so I have renamed it #1! I will set up #2 for the Winter.
We now have a registered "Pod" at Morsbags.com
Pod name: Swapbot
Pod password: please email me for it
I saw this website that promotes people getting together & having a group sewing & social event, then taking the resulting grocery bags to the market for a giveaway. I don't have a local group of sewing friends, but I sure know where I can find one online!
My plan is that each of us make as many bags as we can by a certain time, then give them away randomly to strangers. With each bag I plan to attach a tag with the "story" behind the bag.
There is also a label that they ask that you download & iron-on to the bag. If you are unable to print iron-on labels, you may buy them from the Morsbags site in increments of 10 labels for a small amount + shipping. (1.44 USD / 1.51 CAD / 0.7 GBP / 1.04 Euros + shipping)
Courtney made this one just the other day for this swap!
Please Note: If anyone would be hesitant to do this based on shyness, they can always send them to me & I will give them away in my town.
Just give them to people you already know... friends, co-workers, family, your next door neighbor, the bus driver.
There is no specific # of bags that you will make. It's what you have the time & desire to make by the finish deadline. Even 1 bag can ultimately save 80 plastic bags each year from ending up in the trash!
From Morsbags.com Let’s do something positive to reduce the hideous number of plastic bags being used - 1 million are consumed per minute globally - of which hundreds of thousands end up in the oceans.
What you will send to your partner is a recap of how it went. How your sewing turned out, what you used to make your bags, where you distributed them, & how the people you gave them to responded.
Since all of the effort will be in the sewing & distribution, you can either email or snail mail your partner.
What I would like to do is get a total # of bags made & where they were distributed, then I will send the info to Morsbags as the Swapbot contribution to their effort.
I am not setting any limit on ratings as this is a RAK swap. I can't imagine that anyone would sign up for this and not do it. What would be the point?
Plus, that karma factor can come back to bite you on the butt in the oddest, most unexpected ways!
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