Maybe I’m turning into a hippy as I age, but right on the heels of participating in 1000 Voices Speak for Compassion, I’ve found a group project to promote peace that I’ve decided to participate in. “All We Are Saying” is a British-based art project being organized by artist Barrie West. Collaborators are encouraged to make a block for the blanket using any textile form they like that promotes peace without focusing on political, religious, or nationalistic ideologies.
Since anything goes in terms of how you make the block — embroidered, beaded, quilted, hand-painted, knitted, or crocheted are all good — I’m not sure yet what exactly I am going to make for this project. I want it to have meaning for me with the hopes that, if it is something heartfelt, it will have meaning for others.
The deadline is September, so I can spend a little time playing with ideas before I get to work. I don’t want to wait too long to get started, though, or I might procrastinate to the point that I can’t follow through on my promise.
All the details about this project (size, deadline, where to send your piece) can be found here. If you decide to participate, please let me know in the comments.
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Thank you very much for being part of this really exciting project, Kit! I am hoping that eventually besides the exhibition and blog for the ‘Blanket for Peace’, we may also set up a website which will show not only the blanket(s) but also the individual squares showing their image, who made them and where they’ve come from. I hope you don’t mind but I was going to ‘reblog’ your post – not done that before – could be quite exciting!! take care, Louise x
I’m excited to be doing this. I usually let this sort of opportunity pass by, but I really want to be part of this one. I hope I can help you find more people to participate! (and re-blog my post all you want 🙂 )
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I am so excited that Kit Dunsmore has decided to has decided to help us create our ‘Blanket for Peace’ by making a square, as part of the ‘All We Are Saying’ exhibition at the Holy Biscuit.
I’m doing this too!
Yeah! I look forward to seeing what you come up with!