04 Jun Free Cross Stitch Pattern for Canary Craftivists from Mr X Stitch
Do you enjoy cross-stitch? Are you worried about global warming and aren’t already part of a climate campaign group or action? Join us in our climate craftivism ‘gentle protest’: Canary Craftivists and channel your emotions into a lovely canary cross stitch to gift to your MP to show your concern about the climate crisis and encourage them to lobby the Prime Minister to be a bold host of world leaders at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (known as COP26) this November in Glasgow who are meeting to tackle global warming. All information on the campaign an be found here.
The wonderful Jamie Chalmers aka Mr X Stitch has created this pattern for you to download and use for free as both a jpeg and PDF below.
And here is the PDF version:
Now for some space for your Crafter-Thoughts.
At Craftivist Collective, craftivism is more than just the making and the final creation; it’s about the thought behind the action. The mindful activism that connects our hands and hearts with our heads gives us the courage to grapple with big issues through deep contemplation. We’ve got an affectionate term for the thoughts that influence our craftivism at every stage. These ‘crafter-thoughts’ are vital little things. They’re seeds from which our learning and understanding of the world grows. Each one we jot down empowers us to be more effective in all that we do. Why not help make the world a better place one stitch at a time by using craft as a way to engage people in global issues to think, act and be the change they wish to see in the world.
Use the slow stitch-by-stitch nature of craft to help you consider the complexities of injustices. The crafter-thoughts linked to our #CanaryCraftivists campaign are listed below. More about them in our campaign page here
1. What do you enjoy about your favourite green space in your area?
2. Where do you think you might be able to reduce your own carbon emissions to protect our world?
3. Imagine you are a politician: how would you feel about receiving a beautiful, handmade yellow canary from a constituent?
All information on how to take part in this Summer climate craftivism Canary Craftivists head over here