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I plan to design and hand-embroider a series of original one-off wall art pieces inspired by each element in the periodic table.
I plan to design and hand-embroider a series of original one-off wall art pieces inspired by each element in the periodic table.
12 backers pledged $1,750 to help bring this project to life.

About this project

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Brambleton Threads began as a blog in 2015 chronicling my adventures in the fiber arts. It has since expanded to a small business making custom quilts, clothing, and other one-off pieces. To celebrate I plan to hand-embroider an original one-off piece of wall art for each element in the periodic table, up to one hundred and eighteen pieces, depending on the response from the Kickstarter community. Each piece will be embroidered on a 4" hoop, backed by a heavy fabric, and embedded with a metal ring so that the piece may be hung as wall-art.

This project will be backed if eighteen elements are funded, but my goal is to make a series consisting of one hundred and eighteen elements--the entire table, not just the first three rows--and disperse them throughout the world.

Before I engage in such a large project I'm looking  to the Kickstarter community to gauge interest and seek support.

Since the element series has yet to begin, I am including below pictures of the embroidery work I have been doing the past six months:

From the Mitosis Series
From the Mitosis Series

 

From the Mitosis Series
From the Mitosis Series

 

From the Mitosis Series
From the Mitosis Series

 

From the Red Rock Canyon Series
From the Red Rock Canyon Series

 

From the Red Rock Canyon Series
From the Red Rock Canyon Series

 

From the Red Rock Canyon Series
From the Red Rock Canyon Series

 

From the Red Rock Canyon Series
From the Red Rock Canyon Series

 

This artwork was produced under the Red Rock Canyon Artist-in-Residence Program.
This artwork was produced under the Red Rock Canyon Artist-in-Residence Program.

 

Two Penguins
Two Penguins

 

A Sunrise
A Sunrise

 

A Cat
A Cat

Each piece will be inspired by an element; it will not necessary depict the element, although it may.

Please message me with any questions and thanks for looking.

Risks and challenges

One of the main risks and challenges of this project is the time element. Since I will be designing and making all pieces by myself and making each piece by hand, each piece of hand-embroidery may take a week or more from design to completion. I am prepared to overcome these challenges by giving myself an ample amount of time to return the rewards to the backers, as well as by staying in constant communication with the backers as the project progresses. I plan to post updates throughout: from fabric ordering to finished pieces.

Another potential risk and challenge for this project is burnout. By working on so many pieces of embroidery I risk getting fatigued. I plan to overcome this potential risk and challenge by factoring in more time than I will need so that I may come to each piece as fresh as possible. I will factor in time for moments of inspiration in nature so that I may limit the possibility of this potential risk.

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    A Hand-Embroidered Element

    You will receive one hand-embroidered original piece of wall art inspired by an element off the periodic table. Each piece will be a one of one, never duplicated again.

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    Two Hand-Embroidered Elements

    You will receive two hand-embroidered original pieces of wall art, each inspired by an element off the periodic table. Each piece will be a one of one, never duplicated again.

    As an added bonus, backers at this tier get to choose their elements second. They will also receive them second.

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    Three Hand-Embroidered Elements

    You will receive three hand-embroidered original pieces of wall art, each inspired by an element off the periodic table. Each piece will be a one of one, never duplicated again.

    As an added bonus backers at this tier get to choose their elements first. They will also receive them first.

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