You Can Help Create a Circle of Peace Felt Around the World
Create a work of art using handmade felt which symbolizes peace or unconditional love
to give to & receive from your peace partners somewhere else in the world!
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Our Highest Vision

To connect every country in an energetic circle of peace, unconditional love, and gratitude.
For Peace to be Felt in hearts across the world.


Mission

To promote peace and connectivity among nations, loving kindness among individuals, gratitude in our hearts and in our consciousness - knowing that WE create our world through our thoughts, words and actions.

To, as Gandhi reminded us, "Be the change we wish to see in the world."

To promote awareness of the ancient art of felt making and the modern craft of needle felting for its qualities of being earth friendly, extremely versatile, and easy to learn!


How The Circle of Giving & Receiving Works

Participants will create a piece of art which includes at least 25% hand made felt (either wet or needle felting). The piece may be functional or a purely decorative piece that is for them a symbol of Peace or Unconditional Love.

Each participant will be connected with a Receiving Partner and a Giving Partner.
The participant will send their PEACE FELT to their Receiving Partner, giving it in the spirit of unconditional love, free from the expectation of a return gift in "exchange". Instead, that same participant will receive a PEACE FELT from their Giving Partner allowing them to be the recipient of unconditional love without anything expected of them in return.

This "Circle of Peace and Love" steps outside the bounds of traditional "exchanges" where one may often have expectations of an "equal" trade with their exchange partner; expecting that what is received matches the perceived value of what was given. Instead, this circle of giving and receiving invites participants to give freely and feel the reward of truly giving in the spirit of love and without condition.

Simultaneously, the individual has the opportunity to receive love without anything being asked of them. So many of us can benefit from removing the guilt and obligation we may associate with "receiving" a gift from another, and allow ourselves to be worthy just for being who we are, to allow ourselves to accept of gift of loving kindness, to simply say "thank you" and know that nothing is "owed".

Individuals will be matched with other individuals.
We are not registering children this year. Those who wish to host a group, please email us details at info @ peacefelt . org


When

The sending and receiving of your PEACE FELT will take place in the month of September as a symbolic celebration of the International Day of Peace, celebrated on September 21st. Please consider publicly displaying/exhibiting your PEACE FELT through this day, holding a workshop to create works for PEACE FELT or even creating your PEACE FELT on this day. Your PEACE FELT should be mailed to your Receiving Partner between September 01 and September 30th.

Sending out works of PEACE FELT during this month will result in these handcrafted works of art creating an energetic circle of peace and loving kindness around the planet as they travel from one heart to the next.

 

How To Register

To Register, follow/like our facebook page. All pariticipants must be an active member of facebook. We will post a group/event page to which you can register.


CREATING WORKS OF PEACE FELT - Things to consider

If you are a weaver, quilt maker, basket weaver, fiber artist, sculptor, mixed media artist, etc. you may wish to participate by incorporating handmade felt into your preferred medium. Your PEACE FELT is to include at least 25% hand made felt, which can be wet felted, needle felted, or both!

Your PEACE FELT does not have to be large -- just let it be a symbol of Love, Peace, Brotherhood, Unity, Oneness, etc. that comes from your heart. For individuals, we are suggesting that pieces are UP TO 12” x 12” in size. This includes sculptures and flat pieces. If you choose to make a scarf or something long, there really is no restriction on the dimensions; we simply wish to support a size that is comfortable for all to both create and to ship anywhere in the world. Keep in mind the costs and logistics of shipping and mailing to your Partners in Peace.

If you know someone in another country who does not felt, invite them to participate and send them a small supply kit to incorporate with their preferred medium --- or let them run wild with felting!

Please consider hosting an event, teaching children or leading a group to make their works of PEACE FELT! Let us know about it, tell us about your gathering or event by emailing us with:

- Your name or name of your group
- Date(s) Event
- Name or description of event.

 

WHY FELT?

Felt is an amazing non-woven fabric that is created by entangling wool and other animal fibers together into a dense mat. To create felt, we first arrange the fibers so they are lying in various directions; if they are all going in the same direction, the fibers cannot intertwine as easily. Then we add pressure, heat (with hot soapy water), and agitation ... or "friction". Doing this causes the tiny barbs on the fibers to open up and allows them to entangle, intertwine and lock together. The process pushes out air, minimizing the space between the fibers and draws them closer and closer together.

Under pressure, heat and friction, the fibers bond more closely, entangling themselves into a strong durable fabric that cannot be unraveled and will not fray when cut.

Imagine if we humans turned our struggles into a means to become closer, to join together so strongly that we could not be frayed. Imagine appreciating the strength we gain from our different angles and perceptions on the world, imagine that it permits us to bond and create something greater, something stronger than we could create if we all saw things the exact same way.

Imagine this in our families, our jobs, our schools, our cities, our countries, our world.

Join with us, to celebrate the strength we gain from our differences by making sure this year, there will be PEACE FELT Around the World.

God Bless You. Namaste. Shalom.


 



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