Part of the fun at the East Bay Mini Maker Faire is being able to hack, make and remake things into new, personalized stuff. This is truly a Do-It-Together experience.  One of the many places this will happen is the SWAP-O-RAMA-RAMA.

Folks donate clothing, fabrics and notions, and come to sift through, claim new pieces, cut them up, sew them, print on them, transform them into costumes, new clothes, bags, hats, capes, and the like. We have a huge sewing room with experienced staff, sewing machines, thread, glue guns, gadgets and all the accoutrements for your re-making pleasure. And we may even have a fashion show at the end of the day to showcase all the fantabulous creations you all make.

We also have a super-fun, tricked-out screen printing room where you can print on anything you find—apparel, fabrics, paper, cardboard, backpacks, or the shirt off your back.

And in the spirit of local fun, we want YOU to help us find some cool designs to have available at the EBMMF. You can see YOUR ORIGINAL ARTWORK on other people’s stuff, and contribute to the overall joy and community celebration.

Sooooo, we’re having a contest—from now until Sept. 15th.  Pease submit your designs for our screen printing competition. We’ll pick 3 winners and burn screens of your designs for the event! WINNERS RECEIVE 2 FREE TICKETS TO THE EBMMF AND A T-SHIRT WITH YOUR WINNING DESIGN plus some surprise gifts TBD.  Plus we’ll announce the winning art on our website here and you’ll be marginally famous with art geeks across the Bay. 🙂

Interested? Please send your line or graphic art (for printing in one color only) to and write “Screen Print Contest” in the subject line. Please attach a JPG or PDF file. We’ll contact you if we need a higher res version.  So keep it simple—but share your brilliance!