03 Feb We’ve reached our crowdfunding target! :) Woop woop!
Thanks to all 150 funders (including 101 buying the book with their name in!) and all those who blogged, tweeted, Facebook posted, emailed & spread the word about this project to their contacts the old fashioned way too. Without you all we couldn’t have made this happen. Thanks to our craft peers & #craftcrush ‘s who gave us lovely quotes to use to encourage people to fund our book: Perri Lewis, Lauren O’Farrell, Kim Smith, Rachael Matthews, Carrie Maclennan, Mr X Stitch, Thanks also to our friends who have experience in crowdfunding and marketing – You know who you are and I know you would be mortified if I typed canada pharmacy online best your name in this blog. Thanks for your invaluable words of wisdom, encouragement and time.
We really hope that this book (that hopefully is out October 2013|) is a lovely small introduction to craftivism. Currently there are no small, light, image-heavy craftivism books out there. There are academic books and big craft books for the hardcore craftsters (and we love them!) but we want this little book that you can buy with coffee money, to be something that attractive to pick up flick through and get an idea of what craftivism is, a little book that’s accessible and not too heavy (in both senses of the word). We hope that this little book can start people on their journey of becoming a craftivist or just being aware of this beautiful positive way of doing activism. We hope it creates discussion, people buy copies as small presents for each other or share it with others, we hope people flick through them on the toilet or when they see it on someone’s coffee table. We hope our little book of craftivism pops up in peoples homes, offices, lovely shops etc so people can be inspired and provoked by our images, text and projects.
Now we’ve just gotta go make it! Eek!