Here is my donation for Con or Bust‘s yearly online auction for 2018: a rainbow heart banner.
Each heart measures approx. 3” / 7 cm, and there’s one of each color (purple, red, orange, yellow, green and blue). They have vibrant fronts made from a variety of cottons and cotton blends, and the backsides are made from a linen blend in a neutral greyish beige hue.
All fabrics come from my scraps bin, which reduces waste, as does filling the hearts with clippings (thread and small waste fabric).
The hearts form an approx. 53” / 135 cm banner with the help of baker’s twine, with loops at both ends for hanging.
Because of the neutral backing, the banner looks best hung against a wall or other flat surface.
However, as I strung it up for photos, I noticed that the hearts have a tendency to swivel, which would make a nice effect if hung somewhere where air currents can gently sway the banner.
Con or Bust, Inc., is a U.S.-based, tax-exempt not-for-profit organization that helps people of color/non-white people attend SFF conventions. Con or Bust isn’t a scholarship and isn’t limited to the United States, to particular types of con-goers, or to specific cons; its goal is simply to help fans of color go to SFF cons and be their own awesome selves. It is funded through donations and an online auction held annually.
As I’ve had firsthand experience of being on a miniature budget and having to limit my geeky hobbies accordingly, I decided to add Con or Bust to my list of things worthy of support. This is my third time donating.
Note: I wasn’t paid or perked to mention this; just passing along a good thing.