This month Sarah from the Craftivist Collective is coming to talk to us about Craftivism, a movement which aims to use craft to change activism. There are craftivist across the world (including LA, Melbourne, Berlin, Glasgow, Manchester, London) and supporters include Josie Long, Rob Da Ban, Jon Ronson & Tatty Devine.
We are also going to take part in the Sarah’s most recent project, I’m a piece.
Sarah has been working with craft groups across the country to create a giant jigsaw embroidered with provocative messages to support Save the Children’s Race Against Hunger Campaign. The project will create an art installation to raise awareness of world hunger and injustice in the run up to the G8 Summit. Each piece of the puzzle will be stitched with a message to remind us we can all improve the world.
As well as making a puzzle piece for the artwork, you will be able to make one for yourself to keep as a reminder to be part of the solution.
All materials will be provided but feel free to bring along fabric, embroidery thread and of course any favourite slogans you might want to embroider on your puzzle piece.
You can’t often say you helped save the world on a Wednesday night in February!