I need your help dear needleworkes

in NeedleWorkMonday6 months ago (edited)

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I am not sure if all of you know that I besides knitting, crocheting or sewing like crazy make art for a living. And I am extremely happy to announce that I got admitted for an art-scholarship. Now you are perhaps musing why I am addressing you on #needleworkmonday, but bear with me, there is reason behind my rambling :-D

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Together with my good friend Silvia Szlapka (you all know her from supporting my massive crafting addiction and crazy plans) we applied for a scholarship some time ago with our plan to make an art installation named „Covid eats art“ (in German Covid is(s)t Kunst) which will include your participation. For us and perhaps most people the current – I will call it neutral „changes“ – because of the COVID 19 infection have massive implications on our daily life. And we want to give you, in your function as friends but especially as artistically inclined crafters the opportunity to get heard.
We want to include your specific experiences during these trying times into one part of our installation: the fibreweb of memories (this is the working title)

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What we will make

We want to create a walk-in and touchable installation with all your printed letters or photos. We will connect these documents with fibre art and create a net of memories, of thoughts and feelings. We will create one section with all the objects you made or started or planned during the time of COVID-19.

What we need from you

We would love you to write down or photograph your thoughts, feelings or memories regarding the last months during the Covid pandemic. You are free to write/photograph what is important for you. The questions Silvi and I asked ourselves were these:

How did you feel during the beginning of the pandemic? How did you experience the time of the lockdown? Which parts of your life changed for the better / or worse? How was your creative work affected (money, time, creativity, new ideas, lost dreams)? Could you transform the fright into something positive? Did you have interactions with other crafters during the last month, may it be digital or face to face? Do you think crafting can help to cope with the consequences of Covid and if yes, how?

These questions are only inspirations. You are free to write as much or less as you like. Perhaps for you one photo summarizes all your feelings and thoughts or maybe you want to write several paragraphs. Do what feels right to you.
Besides this, we would love if you would send us some photos of the projects you worked on during the last months (here applies the same: photograph as much as you like)

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How to get in contact

If you want to participate (which would be a huge joy/ pleasure for us) you are invited to send me your written, photographed or spoken documents via discord or per mail (I will give my e-mail in our discord channel or per PN if you write me).
We would need this roughly until end of November, as the exhibition will take place in January.
Please tell us in your mail, if you want to be mentioned with your real name, your hive name or if you want to remain anonymous.

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I am so excited and curious what you will send me…. You are all so special to me and I want you to be part of this artwork <3 <3 <3

If you have questions, feel free to write them into the comments or write me on discord. I will try my best to explain everything.

Thank you @crosheille for initiating and @muscara and @marblely for hosting the #needleworkmonday. If you want to see more beautiful projects with yarn, fabric and most of all needles, follow @needleworkmonday. Or even better grab your needles and keyboard and join the #needleworkmonday community.

Ohhh, if you don't have a hive account and want to comment then visit my Wordpressblog Bliss and Blisters and write me there.


First of all, let me congratulate you both for this scholarship. I hope you'll have a great journey.
About your initiative, what a great one! I love it and I'm in, just give me some time to gather my thoughts.
Your artworks are amazing, absolutely amazing, you're so talented! Love the "Peace is death"! 🤗😍

Thank you so much for your lovely wishes and your compliments and I am so excited that you will participate. I am looking forward to your contribution <3
We were also very happy, we got the sholoraship... only the time frame is a tad short :-D

Congratulations on your scholarship!

Thank you so much!!!! I am so grateful that our application worked out

You already know how I feel about this project per our previous conversation. I love it even more now seeing it in this light alongside your other artworks. You are truly artistic in many ways. I really love how you express your thoughts through your artwork!

I’m excited to see what kind of response you receive and what kinds of writings and photos you get to help with this project. Thanks again for including your friends in NeedleWorkMonday! ❤️

I’ll be thinking about what to send ~

I am so happy that you support this project and naturally I love to receive compliments (blushing 😍) as I am always in doubt if the things I do are good and worthy. I am also excited to read about our collective experience in this strange time. @lauramica thought about posting her contributions and I love the idea... (only if someone wants to share it in public - no pressure - I also love if it stays secret as a mail)
Looking so forward to your contribution 😍

Congrats , great work.

Thank you so much, we are both also very happy to receive this scholarship 🎉

congratulation for your scholarship @neumannsalva!

Thank you so much for support <3 We are also so happy to receive this scholarship

:) you're welcome

Congratulation for the grant, @neumannsalva! I was astonished that how you combine sculpture and knitting (and also crocheting?) in "Peace is death" ! You are an artist!!

I wish I can contribute to your work. I'll think about what I can send to you :)

Thank youuuuu and yes, its knitting and crochet ... and I am a tad panicked because we will have the first exhibition end of January and I am so slow in knitting and painting 😱
I would so love if you participate!!!!!! This would be amazing <3

Congratulations on your scholarship ❤️. This project is really interesting! I want to participate in it and send you something written. Is your email in somewhere on the Discord channel?

So wonderful that you will participate and thank you so much for the support: I will reach out to your via discord and send you my mail address 🎉💕

Its a tremendous project. I loved it. Carry on such a good work. Just awesome.

Thank you us o much for the compliment🙏💕. And I would love to hear of your experiences during the Covid time (if you find the time to write about it)

Wow, how exciting, congratulations on the scholarship and what a beautiful idea! I have made very little during the pandemic, first through being so busy at work and later through my existential crisis, although, curiously, in the background, I have been thinking and working away at something that hasn't yet been realised: next week I am going to visit the Don McCullin exhibition at Tate Liverpool, my first gallery visit for so long. But I am also going to see another work by Max Ernst:
and to visit the installation at Crosby beach that I wrote about here. Somehow they are involved in my creation, it will be a surprise when it arrives 😂.

This is such a lovely project, I hope you have a lovely time.

Time in a museum sounds like heaven to me! It was so nice for us in Erfurt to visit some exhibitions... but right now Germany and especially the Ruhr area is back to “short before lockdown”, so galleries have to wait. But I am happy you have the opportunity to visit not only one but several (the land art you wrote about is amazing, I admire you for seeing it live). But you have a tendency to make me curious and curiouser (does this word exist?) Naturally I want to know about your creation 🙏😂
And thank you so much for your kind words and support. At first I also was so happy and excited about the scholarship, meanwhile panic is starting, that I cannot work fast enough or that my execution will be not good enough (for my inner critic) 😱

At first I also was so happy and excited about the scholarship, meanwhile panic is starting, that I cannot work fast enough or that my execution will be not good enough (for my inner critic) 😱

I am sure it will be great :)

Yes, yes and yes! I would like to contribute to your project! How much or little should we write our paragraph?