The renowned Maker Faire Oct. 20-21 in Austin is offering plenty of crafty and geeky demos along with hands-on make-it-take-projects. What may be a highlight for those interested in recycled goods is the free Swap-O-Rama-Rama. The Maker Faire site describes the event as such:
“Get rid of your tired clothes and make them new by joining in the communal process of creative reuse at Swap-o-Rama-Rama, the world’s largest clothing swap and creativity workshop. Get hands-on and experience how much more fun it is to be a creator than a consumer. Lean to sew with the help of local designers. Modify and transform clothing through artist-led workshops. Silkscreen your garments with fresh original designs. All materials for creativity are provided. Take away as much clothing as you can carry! It’s all free: a Maker Faire ticket plus any size bag of unwanted (clean) clothes admits you to this textile paradise.”
P.S. Be sure to click on the “Green” menu item on the Maker Faire site to see a list of fabulous recycled crafters and artists.
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