Join the Centre of Democracy and Wellbeing SA on World Mental Health Day and learn how to create political statements using cross stitch and chat about issues that matter to you.
Craftivism is a way to make connections, make our voices heard, make a difference, make change. Engaging with craft activities also improves your wellbeing by reducing anxiety and loneliness, boosting your mood and lowering stress levels.
What is Stitch & Resist?
Stitch & Resist is a participatory craftivism project which explores how creativity can help us stay well, stay connected, and stay engaged with the causes we care about.
What will we do in the workshop?
In this workshop, you’ll learn the basics of how to create your own textile art about issues that are important to you. We will show you all the tips and techniques of cross-stitching, we will lead discussions around the issues and concerns which impact you.
The Centre of Democracy are collecting images of these hand-stitched works to create a digital gallery that documents the issues and concerns of the time in which we now find ourselves.
Check out the works submitted so far in the Stitch & Resist online gallery.
Want to get inspired before the session?
Stitch & Resist have put together a range of tools, patterns and resources on their website which include a library of videos, tutorials, patterns and recommended readings on the subject of craftivism.
Saturday 10 October, 1-4pm
All materials supplied. No experience necessary. For ages 13+
Places are limited so please RSVP.
This free event is part of Mental Health Week 2020.