Altered book round robbins

November 4, 2006

I’ve been looking at beautiful fat books and altered books and decos for a long time. I think it’s a wonderful idea to have a book circulated around many crafters, and receive a beautiful, interesting, varied and international piece of art.

So I finally decided to set up a round robin myself. The idea is for each participant to create their own book/journal, start a theme, design the cover, and send it away to the next crafter who will continue the theme with their own spread/page, and send it on. When the book is complete, it will be returned to its original owner.

It would be my first time participating in such a swap, and I’m really hoping people join. I decided to be strict about who can join, because of some sad experience with bad swappers, and I’ve also made up a rule which will hopefully eliminate the number of unsent items – that is, that even if you’ve signed up, you don’t have to complete a page. If you received a book/theme you don’t want to participate in, or can’t, you can send it on, without doing anything in it.

My blogger buddies – please see this as a personal invitation – I would love for you to join! First timers are also welcome, after all, I am one too! 🙂

Read the rules and join here.
I’ve also created a Flickr group for this purpose, so we can post all the works in progress.


3 Responses to “Altered book round robbins”

  1. jerseytjej Says:

    You KNOW wild horses could not stop me from signing up! Yay for first time book alterers!

  2. Tamar Says:

    Argh, I so wish I could join in! November is going to be too crazy for me (moving, toughest month of the semester), but is it going to be possible to join in the coming months? Or does the swap only re-open for the original participants? (If so I will try to wait patiently for your second swap!)

  3. Wanted to thank you for the post and also with you a happy new year. I am trying to get more involved with some projects online but darn work keeps getting in the way hahaha. Happy New year!

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