Craftivism is a way to make connections, make our voices heard, make a difference, make change. 2020 has raised an important question: How can we continue to resist injustice, engage in the everyday practice of democracy, and take care of our well-being in the midst of 2020?
Join the Centre of Democracy and Wellbeing SA and learn how to create political statements using cross stitch and chat about issues that matter to you.
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 which include a library of videos, tutorials, patterns and recommended readings on the subject of craftivism.
All materials supplied. No experience necessary. Ages 13+
Saturday 17 October, 1-4pm.
Space is limited so book in quickly!
This event is part of Mental Health Week 2020.