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Scratch that Sweater Swap! Well, kind of.

From: Anslee
Sent on: Wednesday, February 4, 2009 1:23 PM
We're shaking things up this Saturday, so throw out the old sweater idea!
Ok, don't completely throw out that idea, but check this out.

So, we've decided to open up this event to a general clothing swap as we prepare for this beautiful, warm weather. We will still have the sweater demo for those interested, but that won't be the focus. This way, we can work on cute skirts, turning shirts into springy dresses, repurposing that mumu - whatever! We wanted to have more fun with it instead of limiting everyone to just sweaters. (But bring them anyway!)

In the space, we will have areas set up for sewing machines, embellishments, fitting, trying on, etc. There are some pretty cool areas inside and out which would make perfect environments for photo shoots for your new creations this Saturday, so with your clothes and whatnots, bring your cameras! Also, there is a little kitchen area, and we would love to make it a potluck-type event where we not only aid each other in our crafting abilities but share our delicious creations as well. So, if you're anything like me and you go some places just for the food, bring some to share and indulge in the helpings of others. This isn't a requirement, but it is a fun added bonus!

I also wanted to tell you a little bit about Space12. This former nightclub was really bringing down the community around it when it was in business as it was an after hours club that ran until about 4 am. The neighborhood wasn't very fond of the place, and after a police shooting, it was shut down over a year ago. It has since been reformed and repurposed to become a community center to bring the neighborhood back together. I am the Art Director there and it has been so amazing to see the community become more vibrant through the things that have been going on there. We've had Frankenbike hosted there a few times along with the East Austin Studio Tour this past November, and it will be exciting for me as well as the community and those involved with the space to see it become more and more useful as time goes on. We currently have 2nd Saturdays happening every month that is pretty fun - crocheting, games, 30 Rock/Arrested Development/Flight of the Conchords, etc. - so you should stop by, even if you can't make it this Saturday!

I hope to see you guys! There are so many of you I have yet to meet, but this will be super fun and I'm pretty excited!

Love on,

Anslee

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