Join global campaign with your stitch work

Jigsaw1Do you love craft? Are you a keen cross stitcher, embroiderer or artist? Did know that you can use your skills to help change the world for children?

The Craftivist Collective works to expose the scandal of global poverty, and human rights injustices through the power of craft and public art and the craft group – Derby Makers – is joining the campaign.

Anne Clark, of Angel Eden and a member of Derby Makers, said: “They are asking people to make a jigsaw piece out of fabric and then embroider some words on it that will make yourself and others think about the problem of children dying of hunger.

“They also suggest that you make two more pieces, one to keep as a constant reminder of the problem and one to send to your MP. Everything you need can be found at the Craftivist Collective website.”

The completed jigsaw pieces are to be sent to the Craftivists Collective before the end of February and will be put together for an installation to be used at the time of the next G8 conference which Britain will host in June this year.

As well as making their own jigsaw pieces the Derby Makers are organising a group meet to make more at The Silk Mill Museum, in Derby, from 7pm-9pm on January 29.

Please contact anne@angeleden.co.uk if you would like any further details.

You can also find more details online at these websites and blogs:  http://www.angeleden.co.ukhttp://www.angeledenblog.comhttp://www.craftiest-collective.com and http://ngsearch.com/derbymakers/