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« on: March 20, 2014 12:32:22 PM »

So, I'm not sure if this would work, but I got an idea from this blog entry.
http://plays-with-needles.blogspot.com/2014/02/we-share-common-thread.html

Only, my idea would be that you would have groups of 4 (no more than 6), and you would each stitch an inchie and send it to the other three people in your group. Everyone would end up with four inchies, or maybe bigger, to share a "common thread" wall with. Maybe each piece has to have a certain them or have a line through it that connects them all.

What do you think-any ideas how we could make it work?
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« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2014 12:47:18 PM »

Interesting!  Planning how to craft and send so all the threads line up seems tricky to my non-logistical mind....  Huh
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« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2014 12:50:39 PM »

The dimensions would definitely have to be defined. Maybe everyone does two inch squares. The mounting part would have to be worked out. It could also be done with tiny hoops or we could use your tutorial and have four pieces like that.
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« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2014 01:45:47 PM »

I like this! The smaller "canvas" is right up my alley for stitching.

Maybe the "common thread" could be implied? Like four (to six) interpretations on a theme? Or letters to make a word? Hmmm....

And mounting would just be up to the receiver I guess??

I hope you can make it work, sounds really cool!
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« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2014 10:19:38 AM »

I like the idea of each person having their theme. That might work. Each person has their theme and then you can a specific size you have to make it, the person can mount it how they want to.
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« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2014 12:45:55 PM »

If you wanted to keep the thread aspect in addition to the theme, I think I saw in the link that a pattern was sent out, too.

I did the below just with Microsoft tools as an example of how using a pattern might work:



Maybe separate participants into groups, each group gets a different pattern piece and the theme(s) of who they are sending to?

But, my head is spinning thinking of trying to keep track of who would get which pattern, and send to who, and how to keep track of it all....
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« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2014 03:45:38 PM »

These are gorgeous. 

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« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2014 03:33:45 PM »

I would love to be a part of this!!!
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« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2014 03:37:10 PM »

I am thinking that the easiest thing to do would be for each of us to have a theme and then have each person stitch a 2x2 (or maybe a tad bigger) piece. They all have to be either square or round.

It would be way cool if we all have one little thing in all of our pieces but that might get messy.
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« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2014 04:16:25 AM »

I love this idea!!

I agree with kittykill that it would be great to each have a theme.  Depending how the groups work out we could have a template for the "thread" part and each of your pieces has to follow that?  Or leave it up the recipient to add that part?
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