If you go down to The Make Escape…you’re in for a Craftivist surprise!

16 Jul If you go down to The Make Escape…you’re in for a Craftivist surprise!

ImageThe Craftivist Collective will be at The Make Escape, taking place at Hackney Attic in Hackney Picturehouse on Tuesday 31st July.

The Make Escape is a recently formed monthly craft night held on the last Tuesday of the month.  Each month has a different theme, mini workshops, a makers market and craft materials for you to use – entry is free and the night runs from 7.30-10.30pm. The Make Escape is run by Craftaholic Momtaz Begum-Hossain and Fashion Designer Rosie Martin.

The theme of July’s event is Teddy Bear’s Picnic, which fits well with our Craftivist jam project which is all about global food justice. 

Sarah C will be taking to the stage to do a presentation on the Craftivist jam project and will be showing the instructional video, featuring Jazz Domino Holly, on how you can get involved with the project.  Then there’ll be a ‘craftivism corner’ for anyone to get stitching and some tomato jam sandwiches to keep you going.

The event is a great chance for anyone who couldn’t make it to our launch event at Spitalfield’s City Farm to come and get involved in the jam project and give Craftivism a go.  We hope it also cheapest online pharmacy canada gives you ideas on how you could hijack craft events happening near you and spread the message about global food justice.

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The Craftivist jam project is running throughout summer, leading up to World Food Day in October.  It is in support of Oxfam’s GROW campaign and focuses upon raising awareness of global injustices surrounding food production and distribution.  Why are a billion people continuing to go hungry when there is more than enough food in the world to feed everyone? It is estimated that one in seven of us goes to bed hungry, every night, no matter how hard we work.  It doesn’t have to be this way.  Craft is a time for reflection and so this project encourages you to make time in our busy lives to stop and think about how the way we grow and share our food doesn’t work.

There will be stitch in events and workshops coming soon in Cardiff and Manchester. If you’re feeling inspired to hold your own tomato jam Craftivisim workshop wherever you are in the world check out our tutorial video here and let us know how we can help.

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