11:00hrs GMT, Friday 20 January -This Exchange is now Full!
Wot RoTT – Winding on the Reels of Tangled Threads.
A short introduction -
Firstly, I have always called them cotton reels, rather than cotton spools and I intend to stay that way so I know what I am talking about.
Secondly, what I loved about the BatiksRUS & SoTTTs was that I had a little piece of someone else’s sewing as a keepsake.
Thirdly, I loved the idea of having a quilt full of cotton reels.
Thanks to Margo I found out that the thread ‘sections’ of this quilt are 3 ½”x4 ½” unfinished, from which I deduced that the strip sizes must be 1”wide. It is also fairly straight forward to count up that Edyta used 41 spools in her quilt.
It is from here that I started to divert to my own ideas, although I like the centre, I decided that I would like to add on a different border of narrower reels (think Gutermann instead of Sylko)
This design is still being worked on, but since I decided that I would be needing more than the original 41 reels, I decided that instead of opening the exchange to 40 other participants, I would double it and open the exchange to another 80.
The exchange pieces are to be the thread ‘sections’ in one colour – like this. Each section must have a label on them saying your Screen name, Name, Town/City, County/State and Country. This may be either a sticky label or a piece of paper stitched on, but this was one of the bits that made the hst exchanges more pleasurable, in my estimation.
To take part, send me a private e-mail titled ‘Wot RoTT’, and I will reply with a number to let you know that you are entered upon my spread sheet for this exchange & the address to send it to. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED. I will assume that you wish to participate for a swap of 41 reels, unless you specify otherwise.
Should there be more than 80 wanting to take part, I might open a waiting list in case someone has to drop out.
For those members who are in USA, Lorna has kindly said that she will make her ‘Base address’ available which will make the postage cheaper.
Postage – to keep things simple, I have found a supply of tough polythene envelopes at 13pence each, so when I find out the cost of the return parcels I will add on the 13p and let you know the cost of post & packaging to forward to me via PayPal, since this proved the easiest way to transfer money around the world. Members in the UK only may send a sae.
Therefore the contents of the envelope to be sent in are to consist of 41 labeled thread sections & a large (2”x3”) label with your return address on it – If you want something back!
Entries are to try to be here by 29 February 2012, since it seems that March is when Lorna & I will be able to get together for the Sort. If you are having problems let me know – but the excuses had better be more imaginative than ‘the dog ate my homework!’ News Update - Thursday 19 JanuaryGroup 'b' is full. Group 'c' has 3 remaining places as of 13:45 GMT
Everyone has been sent an e-mail with posting instructions. If you haven't received it yet, contact me via the envelope button to the right.
For USA Wot Rotters - you will also receive an e-mail from Lorna with reference to post & packaging costs & how to pay.
For anyone confused as to how to make up the strips, Margo has posted an excellent tutorial on page 3. http://www.thequiltshow.com/bb3/viewtopic.php?f=141&t=5159&start=30
This is not the only method you could use
Page 11 http://www.thequiltshow.com/bb3/viewtopic.php?f=141&t=5159&start=150 has a post about what needs to be in the envelope posted to either Lorna or myself, PLUS a number of comments about labelling the reels. These carry on over to page 12 where 1/2 way down Margo does another excellent photo shoot of one method of labelling the reels and parcelling them up for putting in the envelope http://www.thequiltshow.com/bb3/viewtopic.php?f=141&t=5159&start=165
Page 24 http://www.thequiltshow.com/bb3/viewtopic.php?f=141&t=5159&p=74211#p74211
for Margo's crib sheet on how she packed her reels for posting - pretty much everyone will be dealing with customs on this exchange. PLease be sure and mark it as a gift
!USA Wot Rott-ers
Please double check Lorna's instructions here http://www.thequiltshow.com/bb3/viewtopic.php?f=141&t=5159&p=74219#p74224
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