Inspiration needed!!

My local cinema arts place has a thing going on where they're asking people to make a square/rectangle of fabric with designs on it to be part of a big art wall hanging thing for their window. i really want to do a few squares for it but never done anything like that before and i'm lacking inspiration!! Happy
it says on thier facebook page:
"The project is centred on the idea of bringing the community together via craft. The thinking behind this is the notion of a thread being something that is traditionally seen a tool to bind things together, drawing them closer, strengthening bonds and linking them.

We are asking for you to contribute a small square or rectangle of textiles the size of the contribution is up to you – be it knitted, sewn, embroidered, embellished, woven. If you are not textile inclined then it could be ceramic/glass beads, a photograph, drawing/painting on fabric or loose canvas, a keepsake or memento etc anything is acceptable so long as it can be sewn, woven or attached to fabric, there aren’t any limits on creativity or imagination! There is also the opportunity to write a small piece to accompany your piece to explain your contribution or feelings/stories/memories on your community or craft."

Any ideas for me please??!

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3 replies since 23rd May 2011 • Last reply 23rd May 2011

Claire-a single bunny pattern decorated and stitched to a square, lightly stuffed would look awesome or you could expand this to a wee family to reflect your own
There is no reason you couldn't create a flower garden with crocheted flowers.
http://www.essexdebs.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/comp-002.jpg
Think you could do something with a Dragon but not sure what.

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Maybe you could do a few simple squares and connect them with bits of string. Like one with scissors, and one with a ball of yarn, or maybe one with a kid and one with a dog, or something community like.

That's how I get inspiration, think of something vague and boring, and then take a shower or doodle or something, and it usually changes into something wonderful. My brain's like a Mad Lib. Which is good, in this case.

Or you could do a series of squares with bright colours that kind of compliment each other ... I dunno. Could you upload pictures when it's done? It sounds like it would look great.

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oooh debs that link you posted is gorgeous!! Happy may play around with my wool tonight!

Sarah: i had though of something kinda like that...kind of patchwork-y but didnt know how to decorate them!!

i shall upload pics of mine when i've done, then of the whole thing when they stitch it all together, bet it'll look ace!!

thanks ladies! x

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