I am so extremely grateful for all of the wonderful women who have participated in this project. I received such an overwhelmingly positive response for it and not only did I meet my goal of 100, I surpassed it by receiving submissions from over 450 women from 15+ different countries!!! When I began this project, I never expected such an amazing response.

If you participated in this project, please fill out the form below with a mailing address for late May/early June so I can send you a thank you card with a picture of the final install!

Check back later this week for some pictures! I’m currently compiling all of my in-progress shots along with some of the insanity that has taken over my studio!

❤ Amy


The Final Countdown


Today is April 1, which means that plenty of people are pulling pranks, but I am counting down the days until the exhibition opens! In just 30 short days, the install will be up and on display! TOMORROW is the day for the big Learn-to-Crochet event! Click here for details!

Don’t forget to get your vines in the mail by April 10!! That day is fast approaching! 

Also – if you are a participant in the project, I want to hear from you! Click here for your voice to be heard! I want to know what you have liked/disliked so far and any suggestions for improvement over the next 30 days!

During this whole project, I have been so excited to see such a diverse array of vines every time I open a package! I love seeing what you all have created, and reading your index cards and learning just a little bit about the amazing person that created the vines I’m holding. A quote that has become my motto for this school year and this project is “In diversity there is beauty and there is strength.” – Maya Angelou

My wonderful apartment mates! Sometimes I forget how short I am…

This quote was used at the beginning of the year to describe my beautifully diverse apartment – all four of us are from different countries, have four different majors, and the list goes on. Through this project, that quote has come to mean so much more as I am reminded of that beautiful diversity every day when I open my mail, or read an index card. As I am striving to capture just a glimpse of all of the beauty and strength of the diverse group of women from around the world in this one project, I keep coming back to that quote and I truly think it embodies the goal of this piece.

Crochet Meet Up!!

Calling all Richmonders!! Don’t know how to crochet but you still want to participate? Come to the University of Richmond at the Gateway Village Common Room on Tuesday April 2, 2015 from 4-8pm and learn how! Click here for the full event details!

Here is a map of how to find the common room from off campus!

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Updates Galore!!

Hello All!!

It has been a wonderful week in the land of crocheted wisteria vines! I have become great friends with the awesome people at the post office – I’ve been getting so much mail they have given me my own bin!

My very own bin in the post office!

My very own bin in the post office!

Seriously, it has been fantastically overwhelming. I had 14 packages today! That’s the most in one day so far!

If you haven’t seen, there is now a KNITTING PATTERN on the website thanks to the knitting magic of Julzy!

Also, check out all the awesome places around the web the 100 Women Project has been featured! Let me know if I missed anywhere!

Stitch and Unwind

Red Heart Yarn


Crochet Concupiscence

Zen Crochet

If you are just now starting your vine and are wondering what colors to use, I would LOVE some more light/pastel colors because I am lacking in that department a little bit. Also, as a reminder – you do not have to follow the pattern exactly! Feel free to spice it up! Just make sure it resembles wisteria! Here are some pictures of wisteria for inspiration!

Even the seed pods of wisteria are beautiful!

Happy hooking!

❤ Amy

Exhibition Date and Location!!

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It’s official!! The 100 Women Project will be opening on May 1, 2015 at Lovebomb in downtown Richmond, VA as a part of my senior thesis exhibition! The show will run from May 1 – May 9, 2015.

This has been an incredibly exciting week for the project! If you missed it, the 100 Women Project was feature on this week so be sure to check it out!

My first international package!

My first international package!

Today I received my first international vine all the way from Australia! I am expecting vines from Germany, London, Scotland, Canada, Argentina and the Philippines and I’m so excited!

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who has participated so far! I am so thankful for all of the kind people I have met from all around the world through this project! You are all truly amazing! Keep sharing the project with your friends and posting to the hashtag!

❤ Amy

Behind the Scenes: What I’m Currently Doing with the Vines

Hello hello!!

Today, I’m going to be giving all of you a little peak into my studio at what I am doing with the vines as I am receiving them. The past week has been filled with lots of packages of beautiful vines! Also, I befriended the people who work at the post office because they will be seeing a lot of me for the next few weeks! Here is just a glimpse of what how I am cataloging the vines!

When each vine is received, I make a little tag for it with the name of the creator. If that person submitted more than one, the vines are numbered.

When each vine is received, I make a little tag for it with the name of the creator. If that person submitted more than one, the vines are numbered.

Whenever I get a new package, I create one of those little tags for it and input the information from the index card into a spreadsheet that details what each vine looks like, who made it and what city/state/country it is from. I am also going to be photographing each vine individually so that I can pair a picture of each vine with the person who made it, but until then they all have the names attached!


This is the tallest vine I have received so far! For reference, I am 5’2″. Over the next few weeks, I will be measuring each vine and recording that information in a spiffy little spreadsheet.

It has been pretty exciting to see the wide variety in lengths, colors, yarn weight and textures that each person has used to create a vine! I love opening each package and seeing a new, unique vine!


The longest vine and the shortest vine side by side!

There has been a ton of variety in the vines!


All of the vines are currently hanging from my ceiling while I work through how I want to display them in the exhibition.

This is the equivalent of “sketching” as I am working through how to display the vines.


My lovely ladder because I lack the height to move the vines around without it


Another view of the vines hanging out in my studio!

The index cards are currently being stored in a box until I find the right book to use to display them. This has been an exciting week! I can’t wait to see all of the new vines that will come in!

Crochet Catch Up! Updates as of March 11!

Hello Fellow Crocheters!

Whether you’ve been following this project since day one, or just heard about it last week, I’m glad you’re here! Here are some updates on the project so far! If you have mailed me a vine in the past week, I am currently on spring break until Saturday, March 14 and I will be sending out all of my confirmation e-mails on March 16, so keep an eye out for those if your vine is in the mail!

More vines!

More vines!

Over the past few weeks, I have been able to teach several friends and family how to crochet – which has been great! If you live in Richmond, keep your eyes open in the next few days because I will be announcing the date of a meet up where people in the city can learn to crochet! Look for announcement in the next week or so about that!

Katherine learning to crochet!

Katherine learning to crochet

Katherine finished two vines!

Katherine finished two vines!

Updates by the numbers:

This website has been viewed in over 36 different countries.
People from 6 different countries have committed to participating in the project.
The most number of vines crocheted by one person so far is 10.
This site has been live for 13 days and there have been over 5,200 hits.
At least 30 people have participated so far.

Those are all the updates so far! How about all of you? How are your vines going?

Updates as of March 4, 2015


I had to take a selfie when I received the first vine in the mail!

First off, I have to say THANK YOU for the wonderful response that I have received for this project! I have loved hearing from all of you and I received the very first vine in the mail this week and I have been receiving pictures from other women who have also completed a vine! Keep working and sharing! If you post to social media, make sure to use the hashtag #100womenproject so we can all follow along!

Secondly, based on all of your wonderful feedback I have made some adjustments to this website! Thanks for sticking with me! This is a learning process and I am doing my best to adapt!

The updates I have made have been adding this form for all of you so that you can submit your e-mail and I will send you a confirmation when I receive your vine in the mail! If you have already contacted me via e-mail, then don’t worry about filling out that form! If you have not, then please fill it out so I know to expect a vine from you!

I have also updated the crochet pattern to be more specific and hopefully eliminate any confusion!

Additionally, I have beefed up the FAQ page and as I continue to receive questions, I will keep adding to it!

Thanks so much to everyone who has participated so far and keep on sharing it with your friends! I can’t wait to see all of the beautiful vines that you all will create!

❤ Amy