Saturday, 29 December 2012

craftivism

I've been aware of the term craftivism for a little while now, but it was only just before Christmas that I started to investigate it properly. Basically it is a gentle form of activism, focused on craft, creativity, community and contemplation in order to take action and raise awareness.

The UK-based Craftivist Collective seemed like a great way to get involved, and I decided to take part in their #imapiece project: a community-created giant jigsaw to support Save the Children's Race Against Hunger Campaign.

This is my first puzzle piece and craftivism participation. I wanted to use a strong slogan - 'injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere' - depicted in a soft, pretty way, hence the blue and pink and the heart motif. Now that it's finished I slightly regret writing so small (it was my first attempt at split stitch and I was clueless!) and not using a bolder pink. But this is one occasion where it really is the thought that counts.

For more information and to take part, see the Craftivist Collective website.

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