Line Dufour’s project Fate Destiny and Self Determination is a collaborative tapestry project based in weaving and other fiber art propelled by social media. The project is two woven tapestry pieces that act as a border or “parenthesis” and includes more than 370 small shapes within. Through her Facebook page, she has received submissions from 230 people from 22 countries, a true collaborative effort. Line says, “All these individuals who participated in this project are like threads woven into an international and multicultural community fabric through this one shared activity, a permanent reminder of our shared history and cultural practices.”
Dufour references Greek Mythology, especially Lachesis who measures the length of a thread to determine the length of one’s life and Atropos, who cuts the thread to determine life’s end. Inherent in the idea of Fate, is that one has no influence over events and outcomes. Mythology and psychology distinguish between Fate and Destiny. Destiny, is considered an expanding field of possibilities alluding to our potential to influence our Fate, which is shaped by our choices and determination.