Join us (& or help us!) at V&A for our International Women’s Day project 2nd March

03 Feb Join us (& or help us!) at V&A for our International Women’s Day project 2nd March

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In the lead up to International Womens Day (8th March) and in support of Oxfam’s GROW campaign, celebrate the story of Christine, a Kenyan farmer with our Tomato Jam project. Stitch gender equality messages onto the lids of jam jars, before taking your jar home to fill with jam (courtesy of Christine’s recipe). Gift to someone who you want to be part of the solution to world hunger. There will also be free tomato jam sandwiches on the day for you to taste and discuss. 

 

Tomato Jam project

Tomato Jam project

 

Join us at our free, drop in workshop at the V&ALondon Sunday 2nd March 11am-4pmAll are welcome. Please make time to be involved for at least 30 minutes. Led by Sarah Corbett, Founder of Craftivist Collective. 

Part of Fairtrade Fortnight & leading up to International Womens Day. 

 

We also need 10 volunteers…

to help all day (you will receive a free lunch & lunch break). If you are interesting in helping people stitch and reflect on gender inequality using our handouts please email us at Craftivist cvs generic online pharmacy [DOT] Collective[@]gmail [DOT] com. We had lots of fun at our least workshop here! :)  

Supported by Coats Crafts

If you cannot attend this event don’t worry, you can still get involved in the project on your own or in a group anywhere in the world. All information is here

 

Christine’s Recipe: Make your own tomato jam with this simple recipe

Makes 6 half pints Ingredients:

  • 5 cups peeled and quartered tomatoes.
  • Strips of the tomato skin
  • 5 cups of sugar
  • 1 lemon, sliced thinly and seeded
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Method: Put tomatoes, sugar and sliced lemon in large, heavy pot and bring to slow boil over medium- high heat, stirring occasionally. When foam rises to surface, add butter and continue stirring and simmering until preserves thicken, about 45 minutes. (To test, stick a fork into preserves. When preserves cling to tines of fork, it should be thick enough to can). Pour preserves into sterilized jars, seal and process in hot water bath for 15 minutes.

How to video: 

 

Tomato Jam Stitch-In in Spitalfields City Farm: 

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