I’m eager to announce Mater Matrix Mother and Medium’s most ambitious iteration to date, and get as many people possible around the country (and the globe) involved! This summer MMMM will flow down the streets of Bellevue, Washington, and create a striking gateway to The Bellevue Art Museum’s 60th anniversary of the BAM ARTSfair this July 26th, 27th and 28th, 2013.
The on-going MMMM community-created fiber river project will move through the trees and civic structures around the museum, and I’ll be leading a series of community crochet workshops at the museum before and during the fair.
But I want to get anyone involved who would like to participate, not just those people able to attend in the community. Every time I have created a new version of MMMM in a different community, I have been contacted by folks through my blog wishing they could participate and wanting to send blue crocheted pieces to be added in to the river. I love the idea but never really had the time during the project to facilitate this.
This time I want to make that happen! If you are part of a knitting/crocheting or crafting group or just as an individual, and would like to join in the MMMM project and don’t live in Bellevue, Washington area (or even if you do but want to work remotely!), contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org!
I will give you all the information and strategies you need to facilitate your own Community Crochet Event to contribute to the MMMM project. I’ll have an informational packet about how to facilitate story-telling through handwork about our shared, rich and meaningful experiences and deeply-held beliefs about water and community. I’ll ask that someone in your group (however large or small) be a documenter and journaler for these conversations, and that we share your words and photographs on the Mater Matrix Mother and Medium blog and social media. You can feel free to interpret this documentation however much or little your group is comfortable with.
And your group’s crocheted pieces will be integrated into this project that included work from people around Seattle and the Northwest, NYC, Atlanta, Portland and Boston!
So if you want to join in, contact me today at email@example.com. We have until July 1st for this community participation leg of this largest and most ambitious adaptation of this project!