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    09 April 2008

    Giving A Hand

    I saw in interesting post over at Nellie's today. She is giving a hand to a project that she heard about recently. I've traced the source as well as I can, given that these blogs are not in English. And often times translators aren't a lot of help. LOL.

    Anyway, the post originated at La Gattac. Federique wants to make a fresco for a friend and is going to use cloth hands to do that. How fun is that? The response has been over-whelming. Please do go visit her blog, read up on it, and see the list.

    Here's is my giving hand, which will go in the mail on Monday.

    These are the instructions as listed on Nellie's blog:
    My goal is to get as many hands as possible to compose a big fresco for our friend.

    In order to get a beautiful fresco I need various fabrics and colors. And so there will be a sort of unit, power and sense of whole coming from this work.

    Somehow the only freedom is the choice of fabric and color. No matter the quality of the fabric, no matter whether it is new or used, what counts is to understand this project and to participate for the pleasure of doing it.

    Take a piece of fabric, a material or a color that reminds of you.

    On the back side of the fabric trace the contour of your hand (right or left like you prefer).

    Then cut leaving from 5 to 8 cm for the arm.

    Do not embroider, do not embellish , do not collect anything. Do not try to distinguish with your name, adding pearls or anything else. I really insist about this !!!!!

    There is no need to line it either, it is really necessary that the hand is in accordance with the others.

    Put your hand in an envelope and send it to me, writing separately on a piece of sheet your name or your nickname.

    There is no need of inscriptions nor confirmations, and to gain more time I leave my address:

    67114 ESCHAU (France)

    Especially do not lose time writing me by e-mail to tell that you want to participate, or to explain that you could. That you have not been able to. It would be only lost time .... The time, that we need so much!

    I won't send e-mail to confirm that I've received your hand but
    everyday in a corner of my blog I'll update the list of the received hands.

    And above all, please do it as soon as possible.

    Those who want to show their hands on their blogs, explaining
    for example their choice of materials and colors, and perhaps this will allow other quilters to add their hands to ours.
    Come on then, help me to demonstrate that the virtuality of our relations is based on the reality of our friends.
    And if you have any questions ask here on the comments of this post I'll reply so that everyone can take advantage from them.
    I'll count on you and your friendship. A big thanks in advance!

    Until Next time...Happy Needling!!!

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    Blogger Nellie's Needles said...

    Nice hand! Glad you chimed in, too.

    April 9, 2008 at 2:04 PM  
    Blogger Maddie Can Fly said...

    Are they going to plaster/place all these hands on a wall? Please let us know when there's pics of the final project - this sounds very interesting.

    April 10, 2008 at 2:55 PM  
    Blogger Gerry said...

    It's my understandig that a Fresco is in the planning.

    If/when I find out more, I'll post it.

    April 10, 2008 at 4:34 PM  

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