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ways to participate
1. Make a tiny prick. Or two. Or 50 as one participant has!
2. Donate new or used vintage textiles, thread, or hoops. These can be mailed in or dropped off at exhibit locations and will go straight back into the community. You may also make a financial donation to the project. All funds contribute directly to the administration of the project.
3. Host a stitching circle, workshop or debate night watching party. I have a shared Google Doc started by a participants who have hosted TPP groups. If you would like to be added to it, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
4. Spread the word by sharing on social media, inviting others to join you, and stitching in public (it works!).
you can make a tiny prick (please do)
check out @tinypricksproject and @tinypricksprojectuk for inspiration
1. Pick a quote. My primary source is Trump’s Twitter feed, but I have also stitched statements from his decades of celebrity. A quick search gives you countless quotes to choose from. If you would like to make a piece for Tiny Pricks Project UK, please pick a quote by PM Boris Johnson. You’re welcome to participate in both!
2. Pick your textile. Things to consider:
- How easy is it to stitch into?
- Will the stitches be legible?
- Can I enhance / alter an existing design? (For some reason, a lot of participants have stitched orange hair onto textiles with chickens!)
- Does it have personal or historical significance?
5. Get started.I generally use a hoop to hold the textile straight and firm — especially if the material is delicate. If the textile is folded, I usually stitch through all the layers. Don’t worry about what the back looks like!
you’re done – now what?Your piece becomes part of the collection when I receive it — but before you send it, part of being in the collection is documentation:
Please include the following information WITH your piece
(handwritten is fine, typed is even better)1. Your name for our records. 2. How you’d like to be credited on Instagram when your piece is posted. You do not have to be on IG to participate. 3. (Optional) If you would like to include information about any of the following, please email it to email@example.com so that if I am able, I can post it with your piece:
- The history of your textile
- Why you got involved and what the project means to you
- Personal history
- Why you picked your specific quote
- Anything else you would like to share about the piece
posting in a public communityYou’re encouraged to post and share your piece as you make it. @tinypricksproject is a public account. Occasionally someone will comment, seemingly to start a discussion but actually to engage in conflict. I do my best to monitor all comments and to block people as necessary. Please contact me if you ever have any concerns. TAGGING : On Instagram, I always tag @realdonaldtrump and anyone related to the piece. I also add hashtags that come to mind. When you post or share, please include #tinypricks and tag @tinypricksproject and/or @tinypricksprojectuk and @dianaweymar to give me a chance to repost it!
participant releaseBy sending or giving your piece to Tiny Pricks Project, you are permanently donating and granting all rights with regard to the piece to the project. In particular, you are acknowledging that it may be posted on social media, exhibited, licensed for materials (for example: books, t-shirts, catalogs) associated with the project and possibly placed in a museum collection eventually. The goal of Tiny Pricks Project is to place it in a museum. If this is not possible, other options will be explored.
ownership/authorshipWhenever possible, credit will be given to participants. If you are concerned about attribution, the best way to make it clear and obvious who stitched the piece is to stitch your name and/or IG handle into the piece.
SUMMER 2019 I will be traveling with the project so please email me before mailing your piece so that I can give you an address that will allow your piece to reach me sooner. The address below is still good if you want to use it. Someone will be getting the mail on a daily basis.
Examples of documentation:
FAQ (No, I don’t know who will win in #2020)
1. Can I use the same quote as someone else? Yes. If the quote resonates for you, please use it even if someone else already has.
2. Can I really not keep my piece? Sadly, no. The piece becomes a permanent part of the collection.
3. Can I embellish my piece? Yes. You are welcome to add designs, marginalia, and stitched details.
4. Can I make more than one? Yes. Please do! One participant has made 25… and counting!
5. Can I quote someone other than Trump? Yes, but please clear it with me first so that it is guaranteed to be included in the project. I have stitched quotes from James Comey, Melania’s jacket, Nikki Haley, and Stormy Daniels.
6. Can a Trump supporter participate? Yes.
7. What if people I know want to make one? Great! Please direct them to my website or social media for more information.
8. Is there a deadline? Not really.
9. When do you post the pieces? In the order in which they are received. I do have a “waitlist,” but if there is a reason to post earlier, I do. Sometimes I post in reaction to a political event.
10. May I work together with a friend? Yes! You’re more than welcome to collaborate with someone else.