UPDATE 11/25/09: You can see the video here: http://abclocal.go.com/wls/video?id=7137645
Tune in at 10 p.m. CST to Chicago’s ABC7 to see a story by Leah Hope about Swap-O-Rama-Rama with an interview with yours truly!
For the shoot, we took cloths from Rebekah’s closet (which the film crew had watched her “weed” out that morning) and created a new out fit by “frogging” or unraveling an old sweater, and altering and silkscreening an old t-shirt.
A big thanks to Cathey, Maddie, Jessica and Maureen from the Waldorf School, Betsy from Foxglove Accessories and Rebekah (both return volunteers from the 2008 SORR Chicago), Jake, a.k.a. Fearless Husband, and the always craft-tastic Kevin Reed without whom, I never would have been able to pull this off!
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March 20-21, 2010
Chicago Waldorf School
Swap-O-Rama-Rama is a clothing swap and series of do-it-yourself workshops in which a community explores creative reuse through the recycling of used clothing. Bring in all those abandoned clothes from the back of your closet, swap them for something new and then get creative! At Swap-O-Rama-Rama you get unlimited access to Singer sewing machines, Yudu silk screens, and all the supplies and coaching you’ll need to make an amazing garment, some new accessories, or anything you can dream up. All while supporting some very worthy non-profits!