Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Swap-O-Rama-Rama at Austin Maker Faire

The stage is set...

...and comes alive with people.



It's Swap-O-Rama-Rama, where abundance is rampant and people are creating new from old everywhere you look.

There were the Austin Craft-O-Rama girls...

...and Gretchen Elsner with Soft Circuitry...

... and the famous Jenny Hart of Sublime Stitching.

Designer Mary Keene makes a suggestion...

...and shows off her modded Maker Faire T-shirt.

Zimka gets a participant going on the machine...

...and silkscreening team Studio 3 was buzzing all day.

Ripping out seams...

...and sewing with one hand and a baby in the other!

Three guys learning how to sew...

...and Wendy Tremayne giving a talk about the Maker as Revolutionary. Did you know that becoming a maker can and will change the world? Raise your fist in the air and shout "I am a creator!"

And just so you can see that I did get out of the barn - here's one of the amazing art cars on display. The Yarn Car of course!

Austin is a wonderful town, I'd go back in a minute. And I have to say a huge thank you to the extraordinary folks at O'Reilly, Make and Craft magazines. They really pulled it off again!

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