Monday, November 23, 2009

Do you know where we can go??

Wasted Thread needs a new home to bring more awareness to the need for textile recycling.
Do you know somewhere to install Wasted Thread??

Wasted Thread Donates to KIVA

I waited for the perfect person to donate to on KIVA before making the step. Tonight I found a woman in Guatemala who is a tailor and she was perfect. So she is our first loan!!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Opening was a HUGE success!

Thanks to everyone who came out and enjoyed the opening on Saturday!

Friday, July 31, 2009

Opening Saturday August 1st!!

The exhibit is hanging and looks great! I am so excited to share it with everyone! I have had wonderful help this week from Ben, Samantha, Tina, and Shana! Thank you all! What a great experience. The exhibit has also received lots of press. It is a pic in the Nashville Scene, the City Paper, there was the Tennessean article and on Talk of the Town. I am so amazed at the response to this project. Hope to see everyone out at the opening and remember you can bring more things to donate and install at the show!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Tennessean Article Sunday July 26

Read this cool article done by the Tennessean!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


Yesterday we hauled most of the donations to the gallery space and today Shana and I sorted the donations into piles according to how we plan to use them. I am getting excited! I will start putting together the large piece tomorrow!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

HUGE supporters of the project

A really big THANK YOU goes to Marsh Rusk and Brandy Marshall and Rob Porter who all collected 100+ items from friends and family for the project! Marsha even went to local consignment stores and ask for donations! Thank you!!!!

Tennesseean Interview!!

A reporter for the Tennessean called yesterday and interviewed me about the project so read the Sunday paper this week for the article!!

It's almost time for the exhibit!!

WOW! We have so much wasted thread! I am overwhelmed at the response I have received. I will be working on the exhibit at Blend Studios, 79 arcade all week this week and next. If you have stuff and have not dropped it off somewhere or met up with me then send me a message and we can hook up asap!
Thanks for all the wonderful support!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

New Murfreesboro Drop off Location

113 W Lytle St.
Murfreesboro, Tn 37130
M-F 10-6
Sat. 12-5

Monday, June 15, 2009


Lots of new places to drop off donations!

Blend Studios in the Arcade on Thursdays, Fridays, ( 11am - 5pm) and Saturdays (11am-3pm).

There will be an Environmental Festival hosted by the Green Wagon on Sunday, June 21st on Murphy Ave in Sylvan Park. Music, food, environmental folks galore! Drop off there at Beth Seiters booth. Look for the metal trash can!

Art and Invention in East Nashville is now a drop off spot starting Wed., June 17.

Also, Green Wagon will be a drop off spot soon. Check back soon for dates.

Sesame Street Textiles!

I just picked up a bag of goodies from Ayjey who worked with the company who makes the puppets for Sesame Street and she donated some amazing textiles. There is even a piece of Oscar in there!!
Also, I received a great donation from Myra in Smiths Grove, KY. Thanks everyone!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Sunday Textiles

I just visited my friend and artist Marsha Rusk who donated a bag of 15 items and had got a donation from a little boutique in Hendersonville of 4 items and her artist friend Yolanda was there and she had a donation of 4 items and a big bag of fabric scraps! Lots of great stuff!
Thanks ladies!!

Yard Sale Donation!! Woo hooo!

Wow did I get a great donation yesterday! I dug through all the clothing going to Goodwill after the family yard sale and came out with about 100 pieces of clothing for donation from 4 different people! The goal is getting closer!

Friday, June 12, 2009

A Donation from New York

We received a great donation from Painted Post, New York today (what a cool name!). Check out this great website from the person who sent it:

Thursday, June 11, 2009

New Donation Today

Thanks to Laura we have 12 more items! These items include: 2 random gloves, winter hat, shorts, fabric scraps, shirt, and a fun moon jumper. These will be great for our project! 469 pieces to go!

Monday, June 8, 2009

We have clothing!!

I am so excited to have received donations!! I received my first mailed package from Ohio today with two excellent pieces of clothing and last Thursday I was handed a bag with 17 items in it! Yeah! Only 481 more pieces to go!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Goal Set!

We decided tonight to make our goal 500 pieces of clothing recycled for this first installation. Donate today!!!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Donation drop off spots.

Do you own a business or work somewhere that could be a drop off point for textiles? You can even host a drop off location for a week or a day or whatever works for you. Tell your friends and family! We want textiles from as many parts of the country as possible.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Need for Trashy Clothing!

I am creating an installation at the new Blend Studios Art Gallery at the Arcade in Nashville. This installation is to bring awareness for the need of textile recycling in America. We are a country of stuff and often just throw it away only to fill our landfills. There are recycling programs for plastic, glass, aluminum but rarely do you see one for textiles. According to the Council for Textile Recycling every American on average throws away 68 pounds of fabric each year!

How can you help?? I am collecting used clothing, in any condition (dirty, with holes, it does not matter) from as many people as possible. Each piece will be labeled with the name and location of the person who donates it. All the pieces will then be stitched together to create one large installation art piece bringing awareness to this problem. I would love to get at least one piece from everyone! Come on you know you have an old shirt, skirt or pants hanging in that closet that you don't want.
After the installation, and some before, all the fabric from the items will be sewn into new items that will be sold at local galleries and shops. The money raised will be sent to Kiva. An organization that helps people of poverty survive. I have selected a lady who is a weaver with 5 children making $3 a day and her husband makes $2 a day recycling. Kiva creates a loan for the family that they will pay back. They are wanting to purchase a bike for the husband to deliver the recycling he collects. The family lives in Cambodia. Some money will also be used to help local schools with recycling programs. And who knows what other great things we will accomplish!

Send me your trashy clothes today!! One shirt in a small mailer envelope should cost about $2 to ship. And you can be a part of this great project!
All envelopes will be reused.
A website will be up and running soon so that you can follow the progress. Drop off sites will also be available if you have lots of clothing to donate.

Mail today!

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