or at least going to give it a go.
One of the most interesting parts about the connectedness of life these days is that producers can link into consumers in so many different ways. Social media provides instant feedback, news can go viral in a heart beat, and through Crowd sourcing or Crowd funding, marketers can determine whether there is a need or appetite for a product before producing it. I have been watching this phenomena for a while but have only just attempted it for the first time.
This crowd funding is not a commercial venture and is only linked to Unique Stitching in as far as that I am an integral part of both. I have an idea for a community resource for Textile Teachers or anyone who wants to expand into the Textile art world. I am prepared to give the information away if there is demand for the service. Based in a stand alone, community website, the material will be available 24 hours a day, all year and all around the world.
For years now, I have had hundreds or even thousands of High School Textile teachers come to my workshops to learn about contemporary media, techniques and tools so that they are better placed to share that knowledge with their students. They want me to come to their schools or their PD days, but I am physically unable to do so as my calendar is already too full. So this is part of a proposed solution.
There has been a lot of excitement around the proposal, but it needs to translate into action. I would like to proceed with this, but have other projects that can be done instead if it does not go ahead. This package will only be built if there is demand and demand will only be measured by the success of this crowd funding exercise over the next four weeks. Please share with your friends if you think they might be interested.