One of the most fun and exciting hands-on areas at Maker Faire is Swap-O-Rama-Rama. It’s thrilling to see large groups of people transforming old pieces of clothing in to new and fabulous projects. The call for artists to assist in Swap-O-Rama-Rama at Maker Faire Bay Area is officially open. From our friends at Swap-O-Rama-Rama:
Swap-O-Rama-Rama is 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. At Swap-O-Rama-Rama, consumers are taught to be creators and this transformation takes place through the local talent in the community. Swap-O-Rama-Rama is seeking artists of ALL calibers, recyclers and creatives of all kinds for the following roles: artist taught DIY workshops, designer run sewing stations, silk screening, reuse designers for a recycled fashion show, sorters (get first dibs on clothes) and general help. DIY Workshops: If you have a unique skill that transforms would be trash into a wearable item (clothing/jewelry/handbag etc.) please consider sharing this at Swap-O-Rama-Rama in the form of a DIY workshop. Even if you are a beginner, please consider sharing your skills! Sewing Station/Fashion Show: If you are a whiz behind a sewing machine and work with reuse, consider being a Swap-O-Rama-Rama designer helping people learn how to mod the used clothing they find at the swap. And join the Swap-O-Rama-Rama fashion show and show off your creations. Silk Screen Crew: If you are a silk screener and would like to join the silk screening crew, offering your fresh designs to bring used clothes back to life, please get in touch! Sorting Crew: If you know pants from a shirt, come and help us sort clothing! …and you get first dibs!
Contact Erin E Scholl at erinescholl [at] gmail [dot] com to participate.