Yes, seriously. Please. It goes something like this.
Two years ago when I first conceived of a solo show called "What You See Is What You Get", one of the things I knew I would like to do was to have a wall filled with colorful A4 or A5 sheets of paper printed with what you would have sent me: a photo of your work, a photo of you if you like, one or two paragraphs of your musings on handweaving, your name, and your url of some kind if you've got one. Among other things, I wanted to appeal to the skeptics that friends on the Internet are as real, valuable, and beneficial as in-person ones.
But now that WYSIWYG has turned into a group exhibition, and I feel as though it has been taken over by those more experienced with exhibitions, (not a bad thing necessarily,) I've been thinking how I could incorporate/drag all of you in my part of the exhibition.
I'd like to ask you for one meter/one yard (and no more) of yarn/thread; it can be a yarn that best represents you, that you like the best, or a leftover from your last project. Or something stuck on the back of your slippers. I'd like to incorporate all of them into one piece, and energy and sanity permitting, I don't want to "just" use them as wefts in a plain weave wall hanging, but hope to weave something a bit more considered. Maybe include the envelope/packaging in the piece.
So, will you?
Please send me one meter/one yard of yarn. Please mail/post them to:
PO Box 1752
between now and June 30, 2012.
At this time, all I can think of in return is I shall list your name, (of preference if you prefer not to use your real name,) in the title card that goes on the wall. Thank you for your help in advance.
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Thank you for your contribution/donations; they are seen here in the order received.
Constance Rose: Textiles and Mixed Media.
Cally Booker/Bonnie Claith.
Thank you, Mette Frøkjær, Mette Frøkjær.
Thank you, Gaye Sutton, Gaye Sutton.
Dianne's Loom Talk.
Weaving a Gem of Life.
Thank you, Holly Haynes, Honeysuckle Loom.
Fibres of Being.
Thank you, JM, Spin it - Swatch it.
Thank you, Daniella Zeni Bomatter, zeni. l' atelier au presbytère.
Thank you, Dorothy Lumb, Dot's Fibre to Fabric.
Weaving a Life.