Monthly Archives: September 2015

Empty your closets!

Bring any clothing you’d like to give away, swap, fix, or improve to the Nashville Mini Maker Faire on September 12.  Turnip Green will be hosting a Swap-O-Rama-Rama clothing and fabric play event.Swap-O-Rama-Rama T-Shirt

Swap-O-Rama-Rama is a model for textile repurposing: a clothing swap and do-it-yourself workshops that explore creative reuse through the recycling of used clothing.

Here is some more information about Swap-O-Rama-Rama:  SORR Website

To participate, come to the Nashville Mini Maker Faire (tickets can be purchased here) and

Contribute – When you attend the swap bring at least one bag of your unwanted clothing and a small donation (any amount accepted). Every swap begins with a giant collective pile of clothing, the unwanted clothing of all who attend. Everyone is welcome to dive in and find their next new/used items from the pile. Take as little or as much clothing from this pile as you like, it’s all free.

There will be folks available to help with a fixing clinic, demonstrations on tips and techniques, and opportunities to learn and play with fabric and clothing.

Feel free to bring your own sewing equipment and supplies — some will be available but more is always helpful and welcome.

Have fun and see you at the Faire!

Interstate Traffic Alert for Saturday 9/12

I-40 Westbound will be closed for construction at the I-40/I-65 split during the Maker Faire, affecting travel from Wilson County and other areas to the East. Suggested directions to help guests find Greer stadium are being posted on the blog and social media. For those arriving before 9am to assist with setup, the following directions are suggested:

Take I-40 West to I-440 to I-65N. Exit I-65 at Wedgewood Ave, turn left on Martin Street, left on Hamilton Ave and Right on to Fort Negly Blvd.

Due to increased volume, allow extra time for your trip in to Nashville. Have a safe trip in!


Robot Combat coming to the Faire!

We’re excited to announce a new offering for this year’s Maker Faire:


Live demonstrations of mean, lean, one-pound fighting machines going head-to-head in a fully enclosed arena, presented by the Middle Tennessee Robotic Arts Society.