Tuesday, January 27, 2009

International Fibre Collective Tree Project

Every now and then we hear about projects that just have to be passed on. We have already mentioned the Recycled Gas Station in our blog, but now the International Fibre Collective are at it again with their new project, The Tree Project

Interdependence. Participants will create a full-sized tree for display in April 2009 at Big Springs International Park in Huntsville, Alabama. Much like a live tree is interdependent on its leaves and roots for survival, societies are interdependent on the greater whole, family units, communities, and countries.

For this project they need 30,000 handmade leaves. Each leaf should measure roughly 5 in. wide (at its thickest) x 7 in. long, they may also have shape and dimension.

But what we really like about this project, is its really a Fibre Project. The leaves can be made from any material or technique eg paint, stitch, crochet, patch, quilt, knit. So, get your scraps of wool, and fabric together, get the kids painting....

The deadline is March 15, 2009. Don't forget to allow for postage time if you are going to participate...

For more info on the project, application forms and also pics of leaves already received, check out their website..

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