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MAY Mini Zine + More - DIY Craft edition #3

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MAY Mini Zine + More - DIY Craft edition #3
Group:Zines, mail art & other cool stuff
Swap Coordinator:TangleCrafts (contact)
Swap categories: Zines  Handmade 
Number of people in swap:8
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:May 11, 2014
Date items must be sent by:May 26, 2014
Number of swap partners:2

pic above shows 'how to carve a rubber stamp' mini-zine by @JaguarSnail including a set of airmail labels made with her own hand-carved stamp

Mini-Zine + More - DIY craft edition #2

Send each of your partners:

  • a mini-zine, themed DIY craft
  • an extra element/item that relates to the subject of your zine

The zine should include a DIY craft project or technique tutorial but does not need to be entirely DIY craft-based (eg can include unrelated artwork, stories, features etc).

The zine can be newly created for this swap or it can be one you have swapped before but it must be made by you.

The zine should be a minimum of 8 pages folded down from A4/letter-size paper, as per standard mini-zine (click here for templates & folding guide). However, you are welcome to use a different binding, add more/larger pages, as you prefer, so long as the minimum is met. Maximum page size is approx. 4" x 6" (A6/quarter-size).

Zines may be handwritten/hand-drawn, typed, word processed, photoshopped, cut-and-pasted – whatever style suits you. For those new to zines, it is usual to create one master-copy then photocopy or print multiples of the original.

What more?
The additional item should be relevant to the craft aspect of your mini-zine, eg

  • a useful item for crafting the project such as specialist papers, or a specific type of thread, or a finishing item like a pendant tray or felt for backing


  • a finished example of the item featured in the project or made using the technique described in the tutorial

Please note
Your additional item should not be a second mini zine! Please send something relevant to your mini zine's subject, as outlined above. (The only exception would be if your DIY craft theme is the somewhat meta 'how to make a mini-zine'!)

As always:
Late swaps & low ratings will all be checked before assigning partners, so please contact me if you think there might be a problem.


TangleCrafts 03/17/2014 #

I've set the swap to only 2 partners simply to keep postage costs down; however, if you want to swap your serial mini zine with more people, don't forget to post in the I want more partners! thread, in the group forum. :)

TangleCrafts 03/17/2014 #

(Feel free to post here for more partners too, though!)

trula 03/30/2014 #

I just made this zine and I'm super excited! Wish I didn't have to wait until May! And I would LOVE more partners as well for this swap, if anyone's interested. I'll post in the appropriate forum as it gets closer as well.

TangleCrafts 03/31/2014 #

Sorry about the time-frame, @Trula - I have to spread out the swaps I host so that everything isn't due all at once! ;) At least this way everyone has time to prepare their ideas, and hopefully you will be able to get more private swap partners, too. Glad you are excited about the project! :)

trula 04/ 1/2014 #

No worries, I totally understand the need to spread the swaps out! I just get overly excited sometimes ;). Thanks so much for hosting!

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