Way back in the day our first exchanges tended to be bookmarks. It's been a while so I think it's high-time that we had another!
The idea of an exchange is that you will be given a partner, you then tat up the item and pop it into the post.
Applications close 7th June.
Partners will be sent to you on 9th June by Private Message.
Exchanges must be posted by no later than June 27th.
If you'd like to participate in this exchange please complete the form.
A few common questions:
Who do I send to?
This exchange is a straight swap where the person you send an item to also sends you one. Your partner's details will be sent to you by the organiser.
How many items do I need to send?
Just one per partner.
A word on size
To ensure that this is a fair swap, you should aim to have your butterflies cover an area of at least half the size of a novel - so about 12cm or 4inches
I'm a total beginner, can I participate?
Of course! As long as you can tat the item being exchanged you can participate. And remember that even the most experienced tatter started at the same place as you did.
Is there a time frame?
You will be given a post-by date by the organiser. As soon as you have posted your item it's a good idea to drop the organiser a note to let them know you've fulfilled that part of the exchange. It's also nice to let them know when you've received your item.
Do I have to send anything else?
No. Although some like to include a note! You are only obligated to complete the exchange itself. You do, however, need to keep the organiser informed of the status of your exchange so we can note when it's all finished.
What if something happens and I can't finish in time?
Let the organiser and your partner if a straight swap know. Life happens, but generally if we're aware it's no problem. We're incredibly understanding here so don't fret, just tell us!
What patterns can I use?
You can use any existing pattern (check out the Pattern Library, we'll be adding more and more butterfly patterns over then next week or two) or you can make up your own.
Yes please! If you can take a photo of your finished item and post it here we'd love to see it! That way you can share your exchange with all our members and we can all be insanely jealous of your lucky partner :)
Are there penalties if I do not complete the exchange?
Yes and no. If you do not complete the exchange and you do not let the organiser know you will not be permitted to take part in any future exchanges until your commitments have been finished. If, however, you are unable to complete and you do let us know so that we can organise a replacement tatter to honour your commitment for you, then you may be able to participate in future exchanges.
Participating in exchanges is incredibly fun. Many lifelong friendships have formed on the back of these. Why not sign up today?