>> click here for mailing instructions <<

ways to participate

1. Make a tiny prick. Or two. Or 40 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 tinypricks@gmail.com

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?
3. Lay it out. There are many ways to map out your piece. I use washable transfer markers (available at craft stores), but you can also use a pencil or pen. You can write it free hand, or if you would like more guidance, you can practice spacing on a piece of paper the size of your textile and then transfer it.
tracing paper
4. Pick your thread. I use very basic cotton thread. The darker the thread, the easier it is to read on Instagram. In addition to picking a color, you decide how many strands to use. Each piece of thread comes in 6 strands. I often use 2-4. To blend colors, pick two different colored strands the same length and thread them through the needle together.

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!
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6. Name. You are welcome to stitch your name or a social media user name into your piece to ensure credit when it is photographed.

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 tinypricks@gmail.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

Click here for Examples of Documentation

posting in a public community

You’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 comes 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 release

By 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/authorship

Whenever 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.


mailing instructions

Thank you for participating!
*** IMPORTANT ***
If mailing your piece internationally,
please declare a value of $1 for a “vintage textile”
so that we are not charged customs upon receipt.

This address is always good — for both #TinyPricksProject and #TinyPricksProjectUK:

Diana Weymar
Tiny Pricks Project
1318 Transit Road
Victoria, BC
V8S 5A3
Canada
OR
Until Nov. 3, 2019
c/o Speedwell Projects
630 Forest Avenue
Portland, ME
04101-1548
c/o Jocelyn Lee
298 Mitchell Road
Cape Elizabeth, ME
04107-1217
Box 758
Siasconset, MA
02564
Please be sure your package will arrive by the date above.
Alternatively, you can drop your piece off at any gallery exhibiting the collection.

Travel Alert

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:

Wind Beneath My Wings (Tiny Pricks No. 61) by @deborahosborn @senjohnmccain @realdonaldtrump “Did you ever know that you’re my hero?” @bettemidler & “Sit down, take a look at yourself/Don’t you want to be somebody/Someday somebody’s gonna see inside” @littleriverband #onlywinners #winnertakesitall #heroes #tinypricks61
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Lonesome Loser (Tiny Pricks No. 62) by @mimisfabulousjunk, thread, heroic statements, 2018 #tinypricks62

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.

happy stitching and thank you for being part of @tinypricksproject

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