Canadian students are a piece of our puzzle too! #imapiece

06 Jun Canadian students are a piece of our puzzle too! #imapiece

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Hello from Toronto, Canada! 
 
Sarah asked me to write about my Textile Design class’s experience creating jigsaw pieces for the #imapiece campaign.

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 When the project was introduced, everyone in the class agreed that the Race Against Hunger campaign was something that they wanted to support. From choosing their message to stitching their jigsaw piece, members of the class clearly enjoyed learning about how craftivists can make a difference in the world. 
After the pieces were mailed, I asked whether or not they felt it was a worthwhile project and here are two of the responses I received:
 
“Yes, because you can share your own quotes or ideas. You can show your passion through embroidering these quotes.” -Angelica
“I really enjoyed the puzzle piece project, it made me feel a part of something that’s bigger than me. I wanted to get involved because it’s an issue that I have a problem with. Hell, I’ll make a million puzzle pieces if it’ll make a difference. The Power is within the people. Plus I think online pharmacy canada reviews it’s cool that a part of me is sitting in England right now”.Cris
 
The project was so successful that the students have decided to borrow the jigsaw piece idea to create pieces with anti-bullying messages. Our goal is to create a permanent wall display to combat bullying in our school.
Angelica stitching

“A picture is a poem without words.” Horace

Lynn Harrigan is a fiber artist, poet, and teacher. More information is available at www.lynnharrigan.com. 

Don’t forget that if you are in the UK you can continue to be a piece of the solution to work hunger this Saturday: 

Saturday 8th June 2pm-5pm LONDON: You are invited to come together with tens of thousands of others at Hyde Park, London for ‘The Big IF – the biggest-ever rally to end world hunger which our#imapiece Craftivist Jigsaw project is part of. The event is part of the Enough Food for Everyone IF campaign– a coalition of 200 charities including Save the Children, UNICEF, Oxfam and Action Aid all coming together to demand action on hunger. More event info here

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