March 5, 2013

Swap Mama report

We had a great Rainbow Brick swap at the February meeting! 
 Check out the lovely range of bricks those of us who swapped received!

Our next swap will start at the February meeting.  It is a Zakka swap! 

mug rug aka pin cushion mat and pin cushion jar

 What is a Zakka swap you may ask? Well the zakka design style movement started in Japan decades ago.  

Journal cover
According to Rashida Coleman-Hale in her book Zakka Style the term loosely translates to mean "miscellaneous goods", "many things", or sundries".  
pencil case or eyeglass case

Coleman states how "it has grown to mean a style that embodies a kind of simple charm and uniqueness-something handmade that is useful yet pleasing." (6)

sewing case with pin cushion

    For this swap bring a bag of scraps at least 2” square in size or larger.  Scraps should be modern fabrics you would want to see in a project sewn for you. 

    hot pad 

     Put an index card in the bag with 
  • 1. your name
  • 2.  your email
  • 3. blog and/or flickr and/or pinterest if you have one.
  • 4. list of 3 Zakka items you would like to have someone make you. 
  • 5. Indicate if you want extra scraps back or if person should keep them.

zippy pouch

  •  The challenge is to use the scraps to make one of the Zakka objects listed for your partner.  Additional fabrics are allowed.  Give me your bag at the meeting and I will keep track of who picked whose bag. Items will be swapped in May.

mug rug

Links to ideas for zakka items.

Please add links in comments to other zakka pages.

:o) Colleen

how about a toilet paper holder?

1 comment:

  1. I had already created a Zakka board when I started on Pinterest but it was called cute and functional gifts -- so i renamed it.

    Can't wait to see what everyone brings in and the products that are created.


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