One million stitches

by Shannon on May 8, 2012

This morning I woke up with a horrible headache, so instead of going straight to the studio I was drinking coffee and reading Twitter. I realized I was only a few followers away from 7000 (?!), and wouldn’t it be fun if we could all do something TOGETHER?

Then I remembered two things: the 1000 Journals project and the Exquisite Corpse project coordinated by Jared Flood.

How’d that song go? Whoomp, there it is? Yeah, that. I’ve been itching to curate another fiber art show for a while, and if we’re going to harness the collective powers of a bunch of knitters, we might as well go big or go home, right? So here’s what we’re going to do:

  1. There will be multiple projects (all types of garments and accessories) winging their way around the country/globe. If you want to play, you need to commit to doing your stitches in the specified amount of time and to sending your piece on to the next person in line.
  2. I will arrange for yarn support. If I really wanted to have fun with this, I’d pull some oddities from my stash and make one of the projects all about THAT.
  3. We’ll have notebooks going around with each project box. Say hello, make a pretty page, tell us a story…
  4. At the end: exhibition(s) + mag article in Knit Edge + book published by Cooperative Press.

Cool? Any other ideas/wrinkles you can think of? Put them in comments.

Want to play? Fill out this form. And share, share, share the link with your knitting friends.

There are also more details on the form on how we can protect as much of your personal info as possible, i.e. shipping address, etc.

Let me head this one off at the pass RIGHT NOW: hello crochet friends. You are welcome to join in, too. I’d rather start up a crochet-specific track, though, than mix knit and crochet inside pieces. So if you crochet, use the Other box on the form to tell me what you’d like to participate in making. Thank you!

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Suzanne Shattuck May 8, 2012 at 2:56 pm

this would be cool!

Evelyn May 8, 2012 at 5:08 pm

Fantastic idea! I definitely want to play.

erin May 16, 2012 at 9:03 pm

I am eager to hear more about this event. I have joined up and will carve time out of my schedule to play along!

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