Tuesday, October 10, 2006

And I Thought I Was a Proj-Aholic.

On a tip from Make Magazine, I went to a Swap-o-Rama on Sunday, held at Third Ward in Williamsburg. Here's how it worked: you bring a bag of clothes you don't want and $10. People sort the stuff onto tables, and you wander around and take as much as you can carry. During breaks from the digging, you can have a cocktail, talk to a stylist, or learn how to make your own maxipads.

They had lots of workshops, like tee shirt redesign, silkscreen, applique, and my personal favorite, re-knitting. Look, they have samples of re-knit tee shirt, denim, and even plastic grocery bags.

I scored a zebra striped raincoat and some red snake-patterned pants. And, I got a free copy of the new Craft magazine, which has cool articles about knitting with telephone poles and embroidiering your skateboard, among other things. Craft has a whole slew of photos of the Swap-o-Rama here at flickr.


Blogger chartreuse velour said...


my current projects:

1. napkins, made from an old fitted sheet

2. a cable-knit cardigan

3. cards made from a rubber stamp i carved myself, tried housepaint, didnt work, have to get real lino ink

4. a lace scarf

5. a novel

6. a labrodorite necklace

7. probably some more stuff i'm not remembering right now.

are going to rhinebeck?


3:06 PM  
Blogger chartreuse velour said...

oh! and happy belated birthday!

3:08 PM  
Blogger Anne said...

Chartreuse, glad to know I'm not alone in working on a novel, sweater, and home furnishings at the same time.

1:47 PM  
Blogger meika said...

i'm supposed to be finishing the short story collection, completing the set of shelves with the glass doors and realted wood project so I can clear the shed to start on the recumbent tricycle, instead I am commenting on a blog for all the good it will do me.

7:28 PM  
Blogger Anne said...

Wood projects, Meika! I need to take some of those on too.

10:19 PM  

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