Find our #popupcraftivist at Greenbelt Festival 2012 and free workshops too!

23 Aug Find our #popupcraftivist at Greenbelt Festival 2012 and free workshops too!

What’s a “Pop Up Craftivist”? Sounds a bit odd… Pop up shops are soooo last year. This year Greenbelt festival has its very own pop up craftivist instead. Me! As well as delivering free craftivism workshops throughout the weekend for all ages I (Sarah Corbett) will be with my little suitcase of craftivism hanging out at different spots of Greenbelt festival throughout the weekend and tweeting  and Instagramming where I am (@craftivists  #PopUpCraftivist #GB12) so people can find me. If you are at the festival please do look out for me and come join me in some crafty activism or just chat to me about the history and benefits of craftivism. Get a free tutorial if you have bought a craftivism kit from G-Source or join in the free footprint activity below. I’m a nice craftster, I promise! 🙂 

What’s with the fabric footprints? 

Well… I always find Greenbelt festival a great place to reflect on my spirituality, social justice and the year ahead = I’m a geek and focus on going to all the talks rather than the music! We live in a messy world and can easily take a step onto the wrong road and follow the wrong path.

For this activity you can think about the imprint you are leaving on this world. That might be the journey you are on as a global citizen, your carbon footprint, putting yourself in someone else’s shoes and the struggles they may face or how you are going to walk the walk not just talking the talk. 

You can keep your footprint for yourself to remind you to stay on the right road and not be tempted on a different journey or you could give it to someone else to encourage them to be their best selves and leave the best mark on this planet. That could be your MP, your friend, family, colleague, teacher, anyone you want to show your support for an remind them to fulfil their potential. Or you could even leave it in a shoe shop next to some nice trainers or stilettos to get people thinking 🙂

 So what are you going to stitch into your footprint? A thought that means a lot to you, a favourite quotation, lyric or verse? If your mind has gone blank here are some examples to get you thinking:

  • “The footprints you leave will influence others. There is no person who at some  time, somewhere, somehow, does not lead another” (unknown) 
  • How we live and walk on this planet affects not just us but future generations…
  • “He has shown you what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” (Micah 6:8) 
  • Loving my neighbour means caring enough to try and walk in their shoes for a step or two
  • “As you walk through the valley of the unknown, you will find the footprints of Jesus both in front of you and beside you” (Charles Stanley)
  • Where we journey matters. And how we journey matters too…
  • “Some people come into our lives, make footprints on our hearts and we are never the same.” (Joseph F  Newton) 
  • “It’s good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters in the end” (Ernest Hemingway) 
  • “It’s not so much the journey that’s important; as is the way this we treat those we encounter and those around us, along the way” (Jeremy Aldana)


FYI my other free workshops for all are:

  • 7-9pm Saturday 25th August “Don’t Blow It” hanky workshop (30 people with a free kit each) @ Make and Take Tent
  • 3:30pm-5pm Sunday 26th August “Mini Protest Banner” workshop @The Shed (30 people max, arrive promptly for your free kit)
  • 7-9pm Sunday 26th August “Fabric Footprints” workshop- drop in @Make and Take tent
  • 1pm-2:30pm Monday 27th Aug “Mini Protest Banner” workshop (30 people) with The Children’s Society focusing on the Runaway Children campaign @G-Source tent
  • 4:50pm Monday 27th Aug “Small Talk. Big Ideas” 10min talk on craftivism

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