The Milkweed Project

 Here’s an opportunity for you to contribute to an art installation! 

I can’t think of anything greater than participating in this (other than coming up with an idea like this myself!).  I love the ideas behind it, the thought of all the participants being connected with each otehr and with nature too.    

What is The Milkweed Project? 

The Milkweed Project is a collaborative art project that will culminate in a giant art installation that will create, for visitors, the feeling of being inside a Milkweed Pod (as I imagine it to be). Knit and crochet works by different artists will be hung, draped, connected, etc. to create a gallery full of thousands of soft, white stitches for visitors to walk through.

The artwork will be made of knit, spun and crochet pieces created by fiber artists and crafters from all over the world. 

Why a milkweed pod?

This project explores connection: between humans all over the world, between humans and nature and between small things and large.  By taking thousands of tiny stitches and making something huge, we are doing something that can’t be done by one person alone, thus emphasizing our connection to each other.

The project also explores our interdependence with nature.  Milkweed pods are a small but important part of the ecosystem.  They spread because of the light nature of their seeds, which are carried by the wind.  By using the internet as the wind, and each participant as a new plant, this project attempts to mimic that process. 

And, milkweed pods are simply beautiful, as is white on white and fiber craft.  I think the potential for a beautiful installation is great.

Anyone who likes to spin, knit or crochet is invited to participate in the creation of this installation!

All this info was shamelessly lifted from the artist’s website….contact directly if you’d like to particpate!

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