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.
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
Individuals and groups will first register to participate at www.peacefelt.org
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
Each participant or group 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
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
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",
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.
Groups will be matched with other groups.
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, 2010. 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 21 and September 30, 2010.
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.
Your guild, club, church, business or group of friends/family may wish
to come together and participate by creating one PEACE FELT. You may also
wish to create individual works of PEACE FELT and sew or attach them together
in some creative way, or even leave them as individual pieces. If you
are a felt maker, this is a wonderful opportunity to share the craft of
felt making and to bring others together in the energy of unconditional
love and peace.
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
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. We can re-evaluate next year after getting your feedback. For
groups, we will leave the dimensions open. Keep in mind 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
- Your name or name of your group
- Date(s) Event
- Name or description of event
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 in exact alignment, 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
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.
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
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.