A fun-filled event that begins with one big pile of clothes! Everyone who attends brings a bag of clothes–that they no longer have use of or have grown out of–which is then dumped in the middle of our DIY circuit of project stations. Everyone is free to rummage through the pile and find something (or some things) that they’d like to transform (or upcycle).
Around you are our project stations. You are free to choose a project (or projects–there’s no limit!). Each project station is lead by a Make;Tulsa member who is there to guide you through each step and answer all of your questions. So if you are new to sewing or have no experience, there is nothing to worry about.
Who is Invited?
Everyone! Swap-O-Rama-Rama is family-friendly–please bring your kids, your Girl Scout or Boy Scout troop, or budding young Art Lovers. We have projects for everyone. If you are new to sewing, never sewn anything before, (maybe terrified of sewing–we have some no-sew projects), or are already a wise & practiced hand on a sewing machine or with a pair of shears–you are welcome.
What are the Projects?
You are not limited to these projects at Swap-O-Rama-Rama. At our Inspiration Table, you can rifle through DIYs, sewing books, upcycling encyclopedias, & Pinterest notebook for ideas on how to alter clothing that you’ve scavenged from the pile.
How Much Does the Event Cost?
Free, with a bag of clothes! Without a bag of clothes, the cost is the price of an admission ticket to the museum. Please remember to bring clean clothes only for the event but you are not limited to t-shirts–you can also bring ties & socks too. All leftover clothing is being donated to Youth Services of Tulsa.
What is So Special About Swap-O-Rama-Rama this Year?
The Philbrook’s “Antibodies” Exhibit! “Antibodies” is the work of Fernando and Humberto Campana, two brothers from Brazil who “combine found objects — such as scraps of wood and fabric off-cuts — with advanced technologies to create a vibrant, energetic and definitively Brazilian approach to design.”
Not only can you participate in upcycling yourself, but you can see the more artistic side of upcycling items that no longer (or have outgrown) their use. One does not have to visit our Inspiration Table to be inspired, just take a leisurely look at the exhibit. As I like to say, All art in a sense is found art, the art of absorbing the world around you and re-creating it to find it again.
Join me, Thursday Evening from 5:30 pm till 8:00 pm at the Philbrook for what promises to be an exciting evening among friends.