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Selvedge Fair in Pendle this September

A real highlight of picking up my post is the arrival of the latest issue of Selvedge magazine, a thing of beauty that delves into textiles – their heritage, uses and contemporary applications. 45 more words


Flowers for the city

Hey, it’s finally summer time! Everything blooms and it might be the right time to bring more flowers to our beautiful city.

This is a message from Alyson Dobrota from PBJ Design, the non-profit that works to revitalise public spaces. 301 more words


Quilt number five violence against women and girls - Ending FGM

It’s taken a while but I’ve finally finished the patchwork and background quilting on quilt number five. The Cariad quilt design was a bit more tricky to construct than I thought it would be but definitely worth it. 462 more words

She Persisted - Cross-Stitch Pattern

I’m celebrating Craftivism in the Unexpected Hobby Etsy Store with a new pattern.  Join the movement…whether you are big or small, young or old, dark or fair…#ShePersisted!

Business Development

Embroidery and its place in Contemporary Feminist Art.

Shirley Chisholm notably said that the “stereotyping of females begins when the doctor says: ‘It’s a girl’”. This stereotyping is true for female dominated arts, like embroidery. 990 more words

Media Studies

give me your tired, your poor

Since the election and inauguration of the Crybaby in Chief, the idea of craftivism has become more and more important to me and many others in the crafting community. 188 more words

My first octopus

You may have seen or heard about these preemie octopi. Octopods. Octopussies. Whatever the plural is.

They started off in Denmark, where a study found that babies in incubators did a lot better with an octopus friend –  the tentacles remind them of the umbilical cord, and baby can grab onto them instead of pulling at any vital wires. 344 more words