Ever since finding that Tale of Subversive Stitchers video, I’ve been quite interested in the craftivism movement. It really seems to be picking up steam over in jolly ol’ England, I feel like we perhaps have some catching up to do, especially after seeing the latest project to pop up that our good friend Mr X is involved in, the #imapiece project.
The #imapiece project is a collective effort of stitchers of the emerging contemporary craft movement urging people to join them to create a giant jigsaw embroidered with provocative messages to support Save the Children’s Race Against Hunger Campaign. Stitchers around the world are invited to make their own “piece” to support the cause and contribute to this great social campaign. The final pieces submitted from all over will be used to create an installation to raise awareness of the issues of world hunger and injustice.
If you want to join in, the template for the “piece” is here. I’m sure machine and hand stitchers alike can join in on the fun! More details on how to get involved and ideas for stitching your pieces can be found on the craftivist collective website (near the bottom) or the official #imapiece website.
I think stitching for a good cause is a fantastic way to expand the boundaries of craft and see what it can do!