Maker faire: SWAP-O-RAMA-RAMA

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Maker faire: SWAP-O-RAMA-RAMA

Wendy and Heather have all the details for the next SWAP-O-RAMA-RAMA @ Maker Faire!

The Spring Season Bay Area SWAP-O-RAMA-RAMA is Here!
Pass it on

May 19th 11-5 & May 20th 11 to 4
Re-Use Fashion Show Sat. May 19th 5pm
@ Maker Faire
Located at the San Mateo Fairgrounds

A ticket to Maker Faire plus any size bag of your unwanted clothes required to enter, leave with all the clothes you can carry plus learn to modify and make new from old. Get Advance Tix and Save $ – Link.

“There is no beauty in the finest cloth if it makes hunger and unhappiness.” Gandhi

Join in the communal process of reuse and celebrate our collective creativity! You are invited to Swap-O-Rama-Rama, 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. And while your there explore the massive creativity of Maker Faire celebrating art, engineering, science and the spirit of DIY.

It’s easy to make the move from consumer to creator – and it’s fun. At this Swap-O-Rama-Rama you’ll find a host of talent brought together to teach you how to transform your new/used duds into works of your own.

Check out the extraordinary crew of artists and designers & the workshops being offered – Link.

Together they bring you: DIY Stations where you can learn many wonderful ways to create out of textile reuse, Sewing Stations where local designers will teach you fresh clothing mod tricks, on site Silk Screeners & Stencilers with a host of original designs and extraordinary local designers who’ll show off their work in the Swap-O-Rama-Rama reuse fashion show MC’d by Sig Hafstrom.

Of course the core of the swap is the gigantic piles of free clothing (several thousand pounds!) sorted into categories: pants, shirts, skirts, sweaters etc. These piles are the collective total of each guest’s contribution of any size bag of unwanted clothes so clean out those closets and let go of what’s no longer inspiring. Take home as much clothing as you can carry. Remainders go to a local women’s shelter.

Wondering what to bring? – Link.
Sewing machines are generously supplied by Janome – Link.

Tell your friends to join the swap mailing list by sending a blank email to

See you there…

Wendy Tremayne and Heather Cameron

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