The first project of the International Fiber Collaborative was to provide an opportunity for people who enjoyed working with fiber arts, whether professional artists, hobbyists or students, to come together from all over the world to express their concern about the worlds extreme dependency on oil.The project was called the World Reclamation Art Project (W.R.A.P.), otherwise known as the Gas Station Project.
Participants crocheted, knitted, stitched, patched, or collaged 3-foot square fiber panels that expressed each participants concern about the topic. Simply by designing and creating these panels and participating in this project, they were expressing their concern about this important subject to all nations. All of the panels were then sewn together to completely cover an abandoned gas station in central New York State.
Documentation of the Gas Station Project was very extensive, from the beginning to the end. There were hundreds of contributors, comments from the community, many photos of the submitted panels as well as from various workshops and during the installation process.