I’m not affiliated with Jo Israelson or this art project but am reblogging it as it’s local to me in Portland and I’m curious to see how city-wide weaving events will look, and I’d guess other area spinners would be, as well. I know I have plenty of leftover bits of handspun for this crowdsourcing effort in the appropriate lengths that I’m happy to contribute!
The press release:
Welcoming the Stranger: Building Understanding Through Community Based Art is a site-specific artwork. As part of the installation, volunteer weavers and community participants will create a 50’ x 10’ weaving. City-wide weaving events will take place at locations throughout Portland, Maine from May 1 to June 15, 2015. This community weaving – “Abraham’s Tent” – will then be exhibited at the Maine Jewish Museum.
I am seeking donations of 42” lengths of hand spun yarn – any gauge, any color, something meaningful to you. Non-traditional fiber materials will be accepted. Your yarn and a tag with your family’s country of origin will be “woven” into the panels in “Abraham’s Tent.”
When: February 14 – April 30, 2015
What: Yarn – 42” lengths of hand spun yarn – any gauge, any color, non traditional materials accepted. Other yarn also accepted but prefer wool.
Please include your name, email address and your family’s country of origin.
$1.00 bill or check made to Welcoming the Stranger Fund a 501 (c)(3). Funds will used to defray costs of processing yarn and name tags.
Welcoming the Stranger Art
PO Box 10419
Portland Maine 04104
For more information see Jo’s website or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org