Edited by Jane Doe to add:
If you're planning to contribute, let me know here so Lexi can have a rough estimate of the numbers she's recieving.
You do NOT need to spin art yarn - all forms of spinning are acceptable
This post is to inform all the spinners that the yarn artist Lexi Boeger aka Pluckyfluff http://www.pluckyfluff.com/
is looking for hand spun yarns for an art installation.
Copied from her blog post http://pluckyfluff1.livejournal.com/
WE are having a show. This is a two or three phase project and so I'm just going to start with the first part and see how quick we can get this army moving. The first and major element of the show is going to be a gigantic, world's biggest, hugest, skein ever made and i want it to wind through the whole gallery space. i want it piled up against the wall. i want people to have to stretch to step over it.
IT'S GOING TO BE ONE SKEIN.
MADE FROM THOUSANDS OF INDIVIDUAL HANDSPUN YARNS.
I want to take a yarn from every single spinner out there willing and connect them all into one single continuous strand. One yarn made from many. An example of our collective individuality culminating into a single beautiful whole. Which is exactly what the Handspun Revolution is. It's all of us spinning our own completely unique creations and allowing those ideas to absorb into the craft as a whole. We are all working on one giant worldwide yarn all the time if you think about it like that, as knowledge being created and shared.
You in? Submission Checklist:
SKEIN:We need each of you to spin one yarn to contribute to the Revolutionary Skein. It should be whatever YOU want it to be. It can be tradtional, non-traditional, any fiber spun in any way. Put your best effort into it. ANYONE can contribute, even if you just learned how to spin yesterday. we are trying to show the world the craft as a whole in all it's facets and variations.
TAGS: SIZE OF A BUSINESS CARD OR SMALLER ONLY! Your yarn needs to be tagged!!! Since this is about all the individuals that make the whole, please tag your yarn with the following: YOUR NAME. Where You're From. Whatever else you want. These tags will remain on your yarn for all the world to see!
STATEMENT: Please include a piece of paper, any size any style written with any utensil stating what spinning means to you. What it does for you, what you think about it, a weird or exciting story about it, a poem about it, or anything else to this effect. I WANT YOUR THOUGHTS ON SPINNING. either personal, or abstract, or analytical or hysterical. doesn't matter. (I plan to wallpaper the gallery with these revolutionary ideas).
SUBMISSIONS: DEADLINE MARCH 1ST
Please include ALL THREE of the forementioned (yarn,tag,statement) in order to be included in the project and mail it to:
1709 Carson Rd.