I almost forget to tell you about this event tomorrow!
Des Moines is hosting its first Swap-o-Rama-Rama at the Des Moines Social Club, 1408 Locust St. from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. I’ll be volunteering at the door, and then at 2 p.m. I’ll be giving a quick demo on how to make a T-shirt rug. You cannot make a T-shirt rug that quickly, but people can at least learn how to get one started, using T-shirts they pick up at the swap.
Basically, the way it works is that people pay $10 at the door and bring a bag of used clothing. The clothes get sorted into jeans, tops, skirts, etc. And then you can rifle through them and pick out some things you might want to wear. The rest of the day you can go to workshops and learn how to embellish, resize, and upcycle those clothes into all-new-to-you garments. There will be sewing machines there and everything.
The ladies of Vitae Design Collective (seamstresses extraordinaire) are also helping put together a fashion show.
So, after you hit the farmers market, come on over!