I am happy that we finally can start our first Community Project “People 2015” on the International BERNINA Blog.
Five countries do contribute with their works: New Zealand, South Africa, India, Australia and Great Britain.
And perhaps you all are as curious as I am about the results, that will form an artistic project for former exhibitions, worldwide.
Let me give you some further details (perhaps some repeated) for the start:
you all have received a small package with wool felt, a photocopy of a pictogram and several nice MADEIRA quilting and sewing threads.
Before you start your work, please mark on the largest piece of woolfelt the “working area” of your project. This dimension is equal for ALL of you. The inner space measures: 28cm x 22cm.
Your work must not become larger than this. If you need more space around this inner part, to work more convenient, feel free to leave a larger space around your lines (outside!).
The rest of wool felt can be used to do samples, depending the type of work you will apply.
The pictogram enclosed by photocopy must be imported in your work at least once in the original size.
Please feel free to work with any technics of textile treatment, surface design, printing, stitching, embroidery, by hand, by machine, use papers, plastics, any kind of textures – just do whatever you like! And have fun, that’s the most important thing.
I was asked about a design of the edges. If you like to do a finish with a special stitch, please do so. If you like to leave it uncut, just leave it, I will cut it, before assembling it on the frame. You need no backing.
Despite to the first announcement that each country will get a unique colour of wool felt, I decided to give a variety of mixed colors.
Start of the project: Monday 28th September 2015
End: 7th November 2015.
By then your work should be returned to your BERNINA Importeur and he/she will take care about it and send it to BERNINA International in Switzerland.
Communication via the BERNINA Blog:
I would like to invite you all to correspond here on the BERNINA Blog during our project. Please feel free to write blogposts about your work concerning this project, perhaps you like to introduce yourselves to each other via a small blogpost first, that would be fantastic. And of course you should present your finished work here on the blog. Give a description about the make-off and the idea, that stays behind your work. Thank you so much in advance!
Questions – Answers
For sure there will come up a couple of questions – please do not ask me per email – its much better to ask here within the blog, so we all can take advantage of questioning and answering. We will use THIS blogpost for the questions that might come up.
If you like to email me anyway, please do so.
All 25 finished small artworks will be mounted on a frame by myself and another 10/15 works of the German pictogram project 2014 will complete our community project.
From January 2016 the complete international Pictogramm project can then be booked by the BERNINA Importeurs and be shown all over the globe!
Have a look on the following works of the former “2014 project”. You will see how edges have been finished, how I cut some of them, how the ladies worked with different materials and technics.
This was the first presentation of the German project during the “Nadelwelt Karlsruhe 2014”
And to BERNINA International AG Steckborn and to MADEIRA a greatful “Thank you” for the generous sponsoring.
I wish you all a good start, many ideas and lots of fun. Let us play together, within the worldwide BERNINA family!