More Pictures!!

Hey there!

So after successfully moving out of one apartment, one studio, two gallery shows AND graduating from college, I am finally home (Charlotte, NC) and have some more pictures for all of you! Click on an image to enter into gallery mode and scroll through the pictures!

Now that I am back and things are settling down, I’ll be working on getting a map together so you all can see where all of the submissions came from! There are still a few things to wrap up at the end of this incredible project, and I’ll make sure to keep you all updated throughout this process!

Thanks again to everyone who participated!
❤ Amy

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THANK YOU!

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 Four Days

That’s right! It is four days until Friday, and Friday is the last day to put vines in the mail!! Remember, if you haven’t mailed your vines yet, they must be in the mail by Friday, April 10!! Thank you to everyone who has submitted so far, and keep the submissions coming! Remember to check on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter under #100womenproject to keep up with all the women participating! I am also posting behind the scenes pictures to that tag!

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This past week, several women from the University of Richmond and the Richmond area all got to spend time together either learning to crochet, or teaching others to crochet. It was tons of fun and thank you to all the ladies who were there for such a great time!

The rest of my time recently has been spent sorting through all of the mail that I have been receiving! Over the past week, I have averaged two tubs of mail everyday and when my lovely (and patient) friend Katherine and I sat down to sort through it all, there were 81 unopened packages!

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Two days worth of mail

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81 unopened packages

It has been quite an adventure sorting through all of the mail! If you think your package should have arrived but have not yet received a confirmation e-mail from me, don’t fret! It takes quite some time to open and catalog all of the mail, and we might not have gotten to your package just yet!

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We’ve been working hard, and made a pretty serious dent in the 81 unopened packages! Every package that is received goes into the spreadsheet and the number of vines is recorded. Soon, I will be photographing each vine individually and recording the specifics of each one made including the length, yarn type and creator! I want to make sure that each vine can still be matched up to the creator even after they are all installed together!

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I owe a huge thank you specifically to this goofball for helping me sort through the never ended pile of vines and showing up with emergency chips and guac when its going to be a late night in the studio! I am so thankful that for all of the incredible women that have decided to join me on this crazy journey! I have loved reading all of your comments and stories through the participation form and the index cards you all send me. I feel like I get to see just a glimpse of the wonderful personalities of the diverse group of women in this project. Thank you to all of you ladies! Without you, this project would not be possible!

Stay tuned later this week for more behind the scenes pictures and then some concept sketches of the final install!!

❤ Amy

The Final Countdown

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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!

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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 StitchandUnwind.com 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