Archive | October, 2007

Maker Faire Swap-A-Rama

18 Oct

This weekend, I’m going to go strut my stuff/model for a “recycled fashion show” at Maker Faire. It should be fun to both participate and watch, so for whomever is interested in checking it out, voila the low-down:

SWAP-O-RAMA-RAMA @ Maker Faire

What it is in a nutshell: a giant clothing swap and series of do-it-yourself workshops to explore reuse and celebrate creativity through the recycling of used clothing
Dates: Saturday October 20th 11am to 5pm & Sunday October 20th 11 to 4pm
Location: Travis County Expo Center, Austin TX
What you need to participate: A ticket to Maker Faire plus any size bag of your unwanted clothes required to enter
What you get: all the clothes you can carry plus the ability to learn to modify and make new from old
Cheaper Advance Tix at

what I’m going to be in:
the Recycled Fashion Show: Saturday Eve from 5pm to 6pm

and more exciting details:

  • make the move from consumer to creator
  • a host of talent brought together to teach you how to transform your new/used duds into works of your own
  • An extraordinary crew of artists and designers & the workshops being offered, and local groups: Craft O Rama, Craft Mafia, Sublime Stitching, Goodwill, First Samples and Studio 3 as well as artists Zimka, Mary Keene, Andee Knutson and Gretchen Elsner.
  • T-shirt mods, conductive textiles workshops, silk screening, wool re-spinning and more!
  • 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 with a host of original designs to refresh old duds and extraordinary local designers who’ll show off their work in the Swap-O-Rama-Rama
    reuse fashion show MC’d by Jennifer Nordstrum.
  • Remainders go to Austin’s Goodwill