Collaborative Art Project


Help us make Giant Crochet Hearts!

Thank you to local resident Natalie Weichel for this inspiration. Natalie worked on the massive and beautiful Urchin Project with Choi+Shine Architects that was showcased in Singapore. http://choishine.com/UrchinsConcept.html

We invite YOU to participate in our own Community Art Collaboration, working with others from the safety of your own home. Especially after a year like 2020, we know that a human connection is essential to our well-being. We have come up with a plan where we can connect while socially distanced, working together yet safely apart. Your contribution to the project becomes something much bigger.

Join us to spread a little hope! Our vision for this project is to bring the community together with the mission to spread kindness, positivity and love. Together, we can create something big, happy and fun!

Email Jean mason with questions   –  DTCurator@roundrockarts.org

Details About the Project:

  • We are collecting crochet squares to join into hearts that are about 3ft x 5ft that will be hung in the windows of the Downtowner Gallery.
  • All skill levels from beginner to expert are invited to create crochet squares!  Please be willing to donate multiple squares (about 5 inch x 5 inch,  up to 10 inch x10 inch).
  • Any fiber content is welcome: cotton, acrylic, wool and silk. The crazy mix of colors and styles adds to the excitement and fun of collaboration.
  • Deliver ANY TIME BEFORE Friday February 5th to the Downtowner Gallery  (gallery is open Tues-Fri, Noon-5).
  • OR Mail your contribution to us: 231 East Main St, Suite 160 Round Rock TX 78664.

Need ideas? Here are some fun patterns to get you inspired (squares and hearts – all shapes are welcome!)

HEARTS:

Basic Hearts – a pattern in a written format 

Tiny Hearts -a fast paced 3 minute video!  

Another heart video – slower paced! 

STARTING UP, BASIC PATTERNS & SQUARES:

https://easycrochet.com/9-easy-granny-squares-for-beginners/

https://www.thesprucecrafts.com/crochet-afghan-squares-978000

https://www.diycraftsy.com/crochet-granny-square-patterns/

https://allcrafts.net/crochet/crochetsquares.htm


Questions? Contact Natalie Weichel, lead Project Manager, natalie.weichel@gmail.com,   or Jean Mason, Downtowner Gallery Curator, at dtcurator@roundrockarts.org

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