The SWAP-O-RAMA-RAMA is a hive of activity at the East Bay Mini Maker Faire. It’s chock full of amazing, hands-on, textile-related hacking opportunities. You can swap clothes of course (bring some to donate!) and you can refashion and repurpose fabrics and clothing into new-fangled creations of any sort–costumes, clothes, jeans purses, banners, stuffies…you name it!
One of the perennial highlights of the Swap zone is the screen printing booth. This year, local printshop The Grease Diner is coming to assist you in adding screen-printed embellishments to your t-shirts, bags, scraps of fabrics, jackets, bags—whatever you think needs some style.
The Grease Diner is the project of husband and wife duo Jon Jon Cassagnol and Laurie Shapiro. The two began the space as a gallery for Laurie’s large scale textile paintings, and have expanded to include a one-of-a-kind gift shop and DIY screen printing studio. The Grease Diner a great resource for makers of all ages to screen print their own designs. They also offer events and classes, and have cool gifts by local artists.
Check out this upcycled pocket book: acid washed with a custom screen print sewn on. Bring something to screen, or dig through our donations to see what you can find to use.