Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The Annual CHA craft swap 2012


Taking applications now!

All items to be mailed no later than 30 July 2012

Yes! It is that time of year again when we host our annual craft swap to get your warm and fuzzy, handmade love on!

The last two years have been a resounding success, with a multitude of great handmade businesses swapping lots of lovely handmade goodness.

This year, we are hoping for 100 participants. So remember to spread the word and encourage fellow crafting businesses to get on board. Post about it on your Facebook page, blog about it, pin our pin-able to your Pinterest board. After all, who doesn’t adore getting handmade love in the mail?

Please create a hand-crafted item(s) which you would value between $30 - $50. You can send multiple items to bring it up to this value if you like.

Please create an item for an adult (and not a child); your item is a gift for your swap partner.

Please ensure that your item is in the post no later than 30 July 2011. If you have any issues meeting this deadline, please contact the CHA and your swap partner to advise.

Make sure that you check out your partner’s website to get an idea of who they are, and what they might like.

You will need to contact your partner via email to get their postal address. Take this opportunity to get to know someone in the industry!

It is really important that people don’t miss out because their partner doesn’t follow through on their commitment. Therefore we ask 3 things of you:
  1. Only sign up if you are committed to your participation and to creating quality items for your swap partner to enjoy.
  2. Only sign up if you are able to post your item no later than 30 July 2011
  3. That you supply AT LEAST 1 of the following: Facebook page address, blog address, website address to ensure you are contactable and legitimate.
CHA cannot take responsibility for people who fail to follow through on their swap.


To get on board, sign up by completing the below online form. Then wait for us to email your swap partner details through. Once you receive them, make contact and get to know each other. I know that last year’s craft swap helped many participants make new, genuine connections with other handmade businesses; and some friendships bloomed too! How nice.


Please review the Craft Swap Rules before signing up.

Some images from the 2011 CHA Craft Swap

Have fun!


1 comment:

  1. I'm not really a small business, I have just started an etsy shop selling chunky plastic chain link bracelets, but can also knit and am rather crafty. Would this be ok for the craft swap. I'd be so very excited to join!


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