I spent part of Queen’s Birthday in my studio sewing. In between cutting or pinning I quite often just look around – stare into space, think up ideas…
Like this one.
I have lots of fabric (and thread and lace and ribbon and wool and blah blah blah). It’s all great but some of it I’m sick of the sight of. I can’t be bothered measuring and photographing it for Trade Me and would like new things but should really use some of the old things first.
So I’ve devised an easy way to do both – a postal stash rehash.
If you’re a maker, sign up here, clean out things in your stash that you’re sick of looking at (but that are still really good) and send it to someone else. In return you’ll get a parcel of someone else’s stuff that will be new and interesting and fabulous.
Here’s what’s expected if you want to take part:
- You live in New Zealand
- Everything is clean
- Everything is unsewn e.g. no half-sewn projects
- Everything is useable e.g. no sending 20cm of ribbon or lace or crap you should really just biff out
- You send a hand-written card with your bundle (because that’s nice)
- You either fill a $6 New Zealand Post bag or a $9 Track and Trace bag
- You meet the deadlines set out, which are:
Sign up for the project is until 5pm on Thursday, 13 June
Your stash must be sent to your recipient before Sunday 30 June.
Sign up to take part in the Postal Stash Rehash. And don’t forget to tell your friends – the more the merrier.