Craftivist Collective: In pictures

Last Thursday (August 25th), the Craftivist Collective held a workshop at the Hayward Gallery in London’s Southbank Centre as a response to Tracey Emin’s Love Is What You Want exhibition.

The group called on members of the public to embroider their names onto a giant canvas love letter made by founder of the Collective Sarah Corbett, telling the world how they plan to show their love for society in the future.

Here’s how they all got on:



The event welcomed 60 happy craftivists into the fold and even ran out of a few materials, what with everyone clamouring to sew their names to the pledge.

Members of Knit the City, WI group the Shoreditch Sisters, Stitch London and craft journalist Perri Lewis all came along to show their support, with Corbett saying: “It was a lovely atmosphere and we had to kick out over 40 people at 21:00 to close the workshop.”

“People had some really interesting discussions about what love is, the power of craftivism to get people thinking, talking and reflecting on issues while they are stitching. The event also reminded me of what an amazing craft community I am lucky to be part of,” she continues.

The Collective is now planning its next move, so watch this space. In the meantime, if you want to take part in one of its workshops, head to the Southbank tomorrow (August 31st) to have a go at hanky-making. Bless you, Sarah Corbett, for having such fantabulous ideas!

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