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Shawl Swap 2014 - Sign Ups are OPEN

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General Swap Requirements: Each swapper is required to send 1 Handcrafted Shawl or Wrap. Because this swap is going to be one of the more expensive (materials to craft a large item - shawl or wrap ) and time consuming swaps, PLEASE do not begin until you have been assigned your partner! There is no minimum $$ for this swap cost of materials and time spent crafting the Wrap/Shall. Extras "MAY" be added but should not be expected. Please be 100% sure you are able to complete this swap before signing up.

Please choose a pattern that will show your crochet skill and give your partner a wrap/shawl that they can enjoy wearing!!

Communicate with your partner to ensure you are crafting a personalized gift for them, consider size (making a wrap for a very small women would not work for everyone some of us are plus sized), color, technique all these should be discussed with your partner before you being crafting.

Please communicate often with your partner often, weekly communications are strong recommended.

Swap Dates: This swap starts July 1st and ends August 15th, 2014. All packages must be received by the ending date, so the mailing deadline for this exchange is August 7th. All packages MUST be in the mail by August 15th, 2014. If you find you can't meet that deadline, please contact your swap coordinator Kathy (Kidge) BEFORE the deadline passes.

Remember: Crochetville admin limits Villagers to two swaps at one time. If you are already signed up for two swaps, one must be completed before the shawl/wrap swap starts for you to be eligible to swap. A swap will count as completed if you have mailed your final package and delivery confirmation information shows your package has been received OR your swap partner has posted a thank-you in the swap thread.


Here are the rules. Please read them thoroughly before signing up.
1. Please submit a survey (See 2nd post for Survey information) if you want to participate in this exchange. Surveys should be emailed to me at kidge (at) ymail (dot) com. I will send you a confirmation email when I receive your survey, and your name will be added to the list of exchangers posted below. Surveys can be submitted until Thursday, June 30th, 2014 at 5:00 pm EST.

2. It is not required that you answer all the questions on the survey (except for name, address, and C'ville nickname,etc), but it is a good way for your partner to know your other preferences, favorite color, favorite genre of books, allergies, etc.

3. Exchange assignments will be e-mailed to you by 12:00 PM (noon) EST, July 1st . Packages must be POSTMARKED BY August 15th, 2014. Delivery Confirmation is required whenever it is available (all domestic packages), and the delivery confirmation number must be emailed to the swap coordinator. Please email the swap coordinator, Kidge (at) ymail [dot] com, when you receive your exchange partner's information so that she knows you received it. All packages must be received by the end of the swap on August 15th, 2014.

4. E-mail the coordinator, Kidge at the above email address, when you receive your partner information at the start of the swap, and when you send and receive your exchange item(s) so that she can keep record of who sent and received.

5. Please thank your partner for his/her thoughtfulness when you receive your exchange item. It will make his or her day. Thank you's MUST be posted on the swap thread, but you can post links to your blog for photos, etc., if you choose. Thank you's are REQUIRED!! Not only does it hurt someone's feelings not to receive a thank you, but your partner and the swap coordinator don't know a package has been received if you don't post!!

6. Make sure your postage and receiver's address is correct before mailing. Mark your package with "Crochetville Shawl Swap". Do not forget delivery confirmation is required whenever it is available, and the delivery confirmation must be emailed to the swap coordinator. This is not only proof of mailing, but enables you to trace the package if it is lost in the mail.

7. If you have a problem with your partner or an item you receive, please DO NOT post complaints to the swap board. Please PM or email the swap coordinator privately.

8. If your package is not postmarked by the POSTMARK BY date of October the, you will be subject to the consequences listed in the 2014 Swap Guidelines. Please contact the swap coordinator BEFORE the mailing deadline passes if there is a problem

Even if you are a seasoned swapper, you must read the 2014 Swap Guidelines as there are many changes.

9. Since we are an international group, everyone is more than welcome to participate. That means that your exchange partner may live across the world and packages may take longer to arrive. Keep this in mind when mailing items.

10. Most importantly have fun! Happy Swapping!!

Sending in a survey means that you have read all the rules and agree to them.






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Email your surveys to Kathy at kidge [at] ymail [dot] com. You will receive a confirmation email that your survey has been received. All swappers will be listed on the first post as well.

1. What is your full name (for mailing purposes only), and C'ville nickname??

2. Email address for swap information?

3. What is your mailing address??

4. Do you have any allergies?? (Smoke, certain scents, food items, cats/dogs, wool, etc)??

5. Do you, or anyone in your household, smoke??

6. Do you have cats/dogs, or other pets?

7. Can you exchange with a smoker??

8. What are your favorite colors?? Are there any colors you don't like??

9. What size top do you where?

10. Do you prefer a Shawl or a Wrap?

11. Is there any sort of yarn that you don't wish your item to be crafted from??

12. Anything you want your partner to know about your fashion sense??

13. Can you send to an international partner??

14. Are you secretly hoping for a certain technique or design, or a specific pattern you love?

15. Have you participated in a swap at C'ville before?? Which ones? Are you currently already signed up for two exchanges??

16. What extra goodies do you enjoy? (tea, coffee, cocoa, etc -- these aren't required items for this swap, but this info is useful if your partner wishes to send some extras).

17. Have you read all of the swap rules, both for this specific swap and the general swap guidelines?? And do you agree to follow these rules??

18. Anything else you want your partner to know????

19. Anything you want the exchange coordinator to know?? (This information is removed before survey information is sent to your partner. It's kept private and confidential).    

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??  I'm not sure.  I sent in my survey but didn't get a reply. 

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Sorry everyone I did not receive any surveys... if someone wants to do it I will certainly host it but I didn't get a survey so assumed no interest.

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Definitely we will host this if people are interested. Get your surveys to Kidge per her directions in the first post, and we can extend the mailing deadline by a few days to accommodate the late start to the swap. 

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