‘Don’t Blow It’ Hanky

Don't Blow It craftivism handkerchief to give to a powerful person to help encourage them to use their power and influence for good

14 Apr ‘Don’t Blow It’ Hanky

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Sneak a message under the nose of someone who could seriously influence positive change and help them to do so. Instead of being an aggressive activist, be a critical friend. It’s not only a loving thing to do, it can be more effective. 

 

Your local politician probably gets dozens, if not hundreds of letters and emails urging them to consider all sorts of important issues. But how often do they get given a hand-stitched hanky acknowledging that their job is difficult and encouraging them to not ‘blow it’ but use their power to support create long lasting positive change? Probably not very often!

 

You could also stitch a hanky for a friend, family member or even a stranger who is in a position of power who you are worried might not be fulfilling the potential with the power and influence they have and you could encourage them to be the change they want to see in the world. Our kits have message suggestions for MPs, Teachers, Religious Leaders and even Bankers. Our kits also include questions to reflect on whilst stitching over your message to encourage you to think critically and encourage some ‘crafterthought’s to come out of this craftivism action. 

 

We hope that they keep their handmade hanky to help motivate them to show their love for our global neighbours and the environment, and to act to help rather than harm them.

 

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You might not think that this is project is going to have any impact but we asked Tristan Humphreys who is a Political Campaigner for Oxfam and he said about our project:

 

“Get your political campaigning right and you can be on the fast track to change. Its for this reason I’m delighted online pharmacy in ny that ‘Don’t Blow it’ campaign is encouraging people to take a positive and creative approach to lobbying their local MPs. Not only does it offer an exciting and enjoyable way to get involved in political campaigning but it also provides an effective and sustainable model for engaging with politicians in the future.”
Plus watch this TEDx talk below to see how 14 bespoke handkerchiefs given to board members of a large UK Retail company led to 50,000 of their employees have their pay increased above the minimum wage and to the current UK Living Wage calculations. Use your hanky as a catalyst to build a relationship with people in positions of power you disagree with.

 

 

Made ethically in the UK, each kit comes with 2 free stickers through the post.

What’s inside:

  • Handkerchief
  • Embroidery thread
  • Needle
  • Detailed instructions
  • Tips & message ideas
  • Crafter-thought questions to reflect on whilst stitching
  • Craftivist Collective label
  • plus 2 free little gifts for you x

Use with courage and care

 

Here is a super useful Why To short video to help you with this project as well (wow we are really spoiling you!;p):

 

So… order your craftivism kit, pick up your scissors, and start shaping the future of our world into a more sustainable, beautiful place for all with us? Craft alone or with friends, family, or even set up a public stitch-in and bring the discussion to passersby and at other events. Tag us @craftivists on InstagramTwitter and Pinterest or ‘Craftivist Collective’ on Facebook) so we can share your creations with others (unless you say otherwise) and we can all join the conversation. You can also do a guest blog for this website to share your crafter-thoughts and hopes like these craftivists have here in our series “My Craftivism”

 

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Don’t Blow It craftivism handkerchief to give to a powerful person to help encourage them to use their power and influence for goodCraftivist_Collective_July_2015_ 9861_sharpened_‘Don’t Blow It’ Hanky Kit – back labelInstructions sheet – double sided full of steps, tips and moreBack stitch over your handwritten message written in biroCraftivist Collective label on your hankyCraftivist_Collective_July_2015_ 9912_All orders come with two free stickers  in ethical card package

‘Don’t Blow It’ Hanky Kit

£12.00

Sneak a message under the nose of someone who could seriously influence positive change and help them to do so.

 

More info on the project here

 

Sourced and made ethically in the UK by me (Sarah) in my little apartment normally whilst listening to talks online before I pop them in the post to you…

All profits go to help sustain and grow the collective’s activities to engage people in craftivism and support people to be the change they wish to see in the world. Win win!:)

 

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Embroider a personal and timeless message on a handkerchief, which you can then give to an influential person such a a politician, journalist or religious leader, to encourage them to use their power and influence to make a positive difference. Be their critical friend rather than an aggressive enemy. It’s much more powerful.

 

What’s inside:

  • Handkerchief
  • Embroidery thread
  • Needle
  • Detailed instructions
  • Tips & message ideas
  • Crafter-thought questions to reflect on whilst stitching
  • Craftivist Collective label
  • plus 2 free little gifts for you x

Use with courage and care

 

Sourced and made ethically in the UK by me (Sarah) in my little apartment normally whilst listening to talks online…

All profits go to help sustain and grow the collective’s activities to engage people in craftivism and support people to be the change they wish to see in the world. Win win!:)

 

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Items will be shipped within 3 business days.

Returns Policy

You can return your unopened items for refund, please ensure they are returned within 15 days of delivery.

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