Swap-O-Rama-Rama is here! It all happens on Saturday 20 February at the Lyttelton Rec Centre. This the first time this event has come to New Zealand and it's going to be awesome!
Here’s how it works:
Participants bring a bag of clothes (and $10) to get in the door. From there, volunteer sorters put the clothes into piles of like garments (getting first dibs, of course!) Then it's swap to your heart’s content. There’s no limit on how much you can take.
But here’s the really good part.
Volunteers sewers will be at machines throughout the event to help people look at ways to re-purpose the clothes they find. The idea is to help people create unique garments and to be inspired to look at second hand clothes in a new, more creative way. There will also be screenprinting stations and a workshop series.
This is a community event (all proceeds go to Project Lyttelton) so it depends on volunteers – people willing to share their skills to pull off a fantastic event in Lyttelton.
Want to get involved?
Kris is looking for experienced crafters to help out teaching basic sewing skills and running simple workshops. You get free entry to the event and the roster is broken up into one-hour shifts so you can take on a shift or two and still have plenty of time to scope the wares yourself, plus it's a chance to promote your own business. Sound like fun? Sign up here.
Swap-O-Rama-Rama is also looking for materials donations (thread, ribbon, stuffing, buttons, etc). If you can help out with anything along these lines, Kris would love to hear from you and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.