Refugees for 25 Million Stitches Project….Guest Blogger: Penny Peters

I thought you might all like to see an update on the 25 Million Stitches project that I shared before.

Penny has been stitching away and has posted about her progress. Thanks for sharing Penny. She hasn’t finished the piece as she is still working on the background. She said she would share again when the piece is completed.

Gail Harker Center for Creative Arts

At the very beginning of winter’s short, dark days I was inspired to join a community project called 25 Million Stitches ( ).  Each of the 25 million stitches represents one of the 25 million refugees in the world this year.  I signed up on the website and was sent a numbered piece of fabric that measures 15” X 32” with instructions that the 15” height couldn’t be changed, but the length could be shortened.  When I looked at the fabric, I instantly saw a long line of refugees fleeing violence, drought, grinding poverty, etc.  For a few days I thought about what subject matter I might like to stitch, but since the vision of the line of refugees refused to leave my mind, I settled on that.  Since I have little practice drawing human bodies, I looked up photos of refugees online, and drew separate forms from the…

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About ruthlane

When I discovered felting in 2007, I finally found the creative outlet for which I had been searching. I love that the versatility of fiber allows me to “play” with a wide variety of materials including wool, silk, fabrics, yarns and threads. Creating one of a kind fiber art pieces to share with the world fulfills my creative passion.
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8 Responses to Refugees for 25 Million Stitches Project….Guest Blogger: Penny Peters

  1. Jackie Burns says:


  2. Penny Peters says:

    Hi Ruth, Thanks for sharing my work. I am now stitching stormy sky and ground. Making good progress.

  3. Wonderfull picture and stitching. I like the way you blocked out the parts of each person. The composition is really nice. Can’t wait to see it finnished.

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