#imapiece Indonesia trip by Crafty Avengars with Save the Children for the Craftivist Jigsaw project
About The Project (Oct 2012- March 2013)
Are you a piece?
Pioneers of the emerging contemporary craft movement Mr X Stitch, Deadly Knitshade & Hilary of Craftblog UK are joining the Craftivist Collective to urge the craft community to help us create a giant jigsaw embroidered with provocative messages to support Save the Children's Race Against Hunger Campaign. Wanna join us?
In November 2012 we went on a trip to Indonesia to see how people are tackling child malnutrition there with the support of Save the Children.
Using jigsaw pieces stitched by craftivists (that means you!), the project will create an art installation to raise awareness of the issues of world hunger and injustice. As well as making a piece for the artwork, we're encouraging you to make one for yourself to keep as a reminder to be part of the solution, and to give a piece stitched with the words "I'm a piece" to your MP, to ask them to be the positive change they wish to see in the world. You can find instructions here, your jigsaw template here, suggested slogans here, a story to reflect on whilst stitching here and there's also a video here.- everything you should need!
The aim is to raise awareness and show that the craft community wants the Government to use its power and influence as host of the 2013 G8 to tackle injustice. Each piece of the puzzle will be stitched with a message to remind us we can all improve the world and help fulfill its potential to be a more beautiful place for all.
There will be craft events across the country from Manchester to London, Cardiff and Milton Keynes and crafty activists are invited to do the project on their own, with friends or set up their own event, as well as spreading messages and images about the project through their social media platforms using #imapiece. And, of course, we hope you'll sign the Race Against Hunger petition too.
You can help!
Please join the Craftivist Collective's Jigsaw Project, which will run until the spring 2013. Help put hunger at the top of the agenda at the G8 next summer, and encourage us all to be part of the solution, not part of the problem.