Craft Purple Swap 2012

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    Craft Purple to raise awareness for Epilepsy, Purple Day is coming. 

Purple day is an international grass roots effort dedicated to increasing awareness about epilepsy worldwide.  On March 26 people all over the world including Antarctica participate in Purple day, help make March the 26th even more Purple!!! This is our Story

Epilepsy affects over 50 million people worldwide, which is about 1 in 100 people.  That’s more that multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy and Parkinson’s disease combined.  It can affect anybody at any time of their lives so why isn’t anybody talking about it…?

                   You can help by Crafting Purple.  

              What ever you make, make it in purple.

The idea of a swap is that you are allocated the details of another participant, make something to the nominated theme and then mail it to your Swapee by a certain date.  In return someone will make something and mail it to you.  Thus completing the merry swap circle of life and at the same time raising awareness for epilepsy - fantastic.

Who – You and any/all of your friends

What – Make something in purple, anything at all, any shade purple at all, your item just has to be purple or have purple as the feature colour.

When – Register by the 10th of March.  All items have to be mailed to your recipient by the 16 of March.  This will make sure you hand crafted purple goodness will arrive for the 26th of March Purple Day.  I will send you regular updates and reminders.

Why – To get people thinking about epilepsy, to help bring it out of the shadows and raise awareness.

How - Email me to let me know you would like to participate, let me know a little about who you are, what do you like, where do you live.  (This will provide some inspiration for your swapee.)  I will then send you a name and address of the person you are to make for and I will send your details to someone who will make for you. 

Anything else - Excellent things to swap include, blank gift cards, hair decorations, brooches, small art works, anything embellished, anything repurposed, book marks, pin cushions, necklaces, earrings, gift tags, tea towels, book covers, small vessels and pots, decorations, sculptures

Let me know what category you might be so I can best match you;

Fabric   Crochet   Knitting   Embroidery    Paper/cards/stamping   Beading   Stamping         Drawing/painting   Ceramics   Leather    Metals   Clay/fimo   Softies/toys    Any other suggestions?

Don't be shy.....

1 comment:

  1. I would like to swap some PURPLE plants if there is anyone in the Redlands area who would like to swap.