World Rivers is a long-term global project uniting people through the important element of water. Individuals from around the world dip white fabric in a local river. The fabric pieces are embroidered with the name of the river, location and date and then sewn together into a magnificent curtain. International participants, like rivers flowing to the ocean, join together to form a larger whole.
World Rivers reveals a story of water, through the personal experience of many and makes mention of how similar we all are and yet how unique. World Rivers reveals civilization's connection to water while documenting our time in history. Visit the river's map and list to see the progress and learn of rivers being sought. Someday, I hope reach hundreds of rivers and finish the curtain.
World Rivers Curtain in progress
PARTICIPATE in the World Rivers Project
1. EMAIL your location and the name of your river so that I can include you on the list.
2. FABRIC: Use existing white fabric such as a t-shirt, tablecloth, washcloth, or pillowcase. Either whole or a torn piece of any type: cotton, rayon, silk, lace, textured and light prints are fine.
3. SIZE: not too small, not to big: 30 x 30 cm - 100 x100 cm (12" x 12" - 40" x 40")
4. DIP AND TAKE PHOTOS. (It is ok if the white cloth picks up stains or soil.)
5. DRY AND SEND THE FABRIC in a flexible envelope/package (estimated 1-2lbs) to:
All entries are in the project Log and materials are archived. Visit my archive to see the contributors, the rivers, and the many ways fabric interacts with water.
TELL A FRIEND Send a letter using this link: WORLD RIVERS PROJECT - Request for participation.
FABRIC: Style, fiber, size
White fabric of any type: cotton, rayon, silk, lace, textured, subtle prints and applique, such as sparkles from India.
White fabric of any style: pieces or items such as towels, aprons, clothing, pillowcases, washcloths, hankerchiefs, or napkins. Watermarks and sediment stains are fine.
White fabric of any size: allow enough space (hand size) to include embroidery of the river name, location, and year stitched by dear friend and creative Alice Van Housen. Postage fees must be considered and wieght of cloth should not exceed 2 lbs. 12" x12" to 40" x 40"(30x30cm - 100x100cm) is suitable.
The World Rivers Project grows. The World River Curtain is now 180 feet in length (2013).
Eventually, the goal is that the World Rivers Curtain travels to locations to draw attention to the issues of water
"The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed."
A Carl Jung quote sent to me by Sofia in Armenia.
PARTICIPANTS are deeply appreciated:
Karina Bergmans, tiffany teske, Sandra Joran, De Grey, Alicia Gonzalez Chaves, Sherry Divito, Geraline and David Jordan, Stephanie Thompson, Leah Missbach, Branislav and Mirjana Ugrinov, Karina Bergmans, Snjezana Kovacevic, Julie and Lani Smerdon, Paul Fortin, Mengdi Li, Sun Rui, Brooke Dierkising and Magdalena Holtz, Gennady Troshkov, Marina Maslova, Andrei Andreshnikov, Mel Theobald, Robert Weitz, Kevin Veara, Diane, Leigh, Casey Muncy- Deleonardo, Haley Deleonardo Walke, Johanna Williams, Alice Van Housen, Monica Rezman, Marlene Krygowski, The Stacey Family, International Community School of Abidjan, Mark and Kea Penner-Howell, Craig Delery and Regina Maniaci, Katherine Jones Glenn Oakley, Don Gura and Vida Lietuvninkas, Lois Long, J. Ingles, Miguel Angel Salcedo Peiniger, Soraya Pourtabib, Patrick Campbell, Spacialle Novak, Michelle Lake, Michele and Jac Korte Leccia, Diana Beliard and Diann DeWeese Smith, Jeff Huebner, Suzanne Talbot Isaacs, Judith Talbot Heumann, Mary Jane Talbot LeRouge, Constance Talbot Compagno, Kathleen Talbot Lore, Marlen Talbot Erwin, Susan Knight and Deborah Murphy, Kathleen Tracy with Billie Campbell and Carole Foekhrobe and Marilyn Catalp, Valerie Baciek, Janet Goldblatt, Anna Joelsdottir, Alexandra Semenova, Chaminda Gamage, Aksah Gamage, Heather Hartwood, Tim Anderson, June Felicia Bennett Atelier and Vernon L. Towle, Ph.D., Dirk Johnson, Universal American School, 3rd graders, Briana Harper, Jack and Lily Olson, Maryanne and Hannah Colter, Holly Friesen, Grant Pound and friends from Colorado Art Ranch, Judy Shintani, Universal American School, 3rd graders, Karen Jacobsen and Joseph Vittoz, Cynthia Kerby, Martina Anagnostou, Dominika Morariu and Miodrag Aralica, Phyllis Ewen and Jim Campen, Czerina Salud, Dwight, Choong Ki Kim, Hae Ja Changis, Kathrene Tiffany, Sarah Weatherbee Walker, Jena Doolas and Athena, Arlene Groner, Alexandre M. Lourenco, Barbosa Antonio, Marcio de Siqueira, Ãurea Barbosa, Bruno Teixeira Santos, Campos, Claudia Lino dos Santos Mantovani, David de Oliveira Coelho, Elizabeth C B Rezende, Ernesto Elache, Evandro Lino dos Santos, Geny Barbosa Prado, Margarida Freitas, Maria Ines Rocha, Maria Jose Barbosa, Miguel Dutra dos Santos, Sebastio Freitas, Silvio Fazzeri de A. Torres, Casquinha, Fernando Oliveira Gomes, Sandi B, Jenna Gersback, Annie Q. Syed, Jan Pohribny, Amy Becker and kids, Annika Ruohonen, Mia Leijonstedt, Tsinghus International School 2nd graders, Yu Su, Helen Speelman, Jeremie Babinet, Bryce Walsh, Ernest Christmas and Shirley Copland, Jennifer Chandler, Todd Sanders, Jennifer Murphy and Natalia, Dominique Archambeaud, Duane Marcus and Leah Dale, Paula Robles Nettel, Jean-Marc Giboux, Alejandra Rugg, Sofia Kalantaryan and Astgh Melkonyan,