Why: Next March 14, the date will be 3/14/15, or the first 5 digits of pi: 3.1415. Pi, the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, is arguably the most significant number in history. Many celebrate Pi day each year, but this next Pi day is special. This alignment of digits will not occur again for a century.
What: Therefore we are celebrating Pi by creating a fabric ribbon of its digits, stretching as long as we can make it, whether that be 20 feet or 2000 feet. The digits will be sewn on in the correct order that they actually appear in Pi. Not only is it a fun and educational project, but it will put fiber art in the spotlight (for once).
Help us by creating as many numbers as you can!
The Requirements necessary to make this happen:
Ways to create your number:
- Each digit will be on a square of fabric which is 9.5 x 9.5"
- The number can be any number from 0 to 9.
- One number per square.
- The number can be any size, any style, any font, but hopefully will not be closer to the edge than 1/4".
- You can sign the back if you want, with your city and state or country, and your name -- or just leave it plain.
- Numbers will not be returned but will become part of the artwork.
Because the artwork will most likely be displayed outside, it would be best if it were waterproof or on materials that won't be damaged in the rain.
- another pice of fabric appliqued on
- waterproof magic marker
- whatever else you can think of.
School classrooms, quilt guilds, surface design artists, painters, politicians, military, and those in law enforcement -- and anyone else -- are all welcome to participate. Your fabric can be cottons, canvas, old dishtowels, whatever, just so long as it is the proper size and has a single number on it.
Mail all finished numbers to:
The Pi Project
PO Box 2127
Vancouver, WA 98668