#imapiece project unveiled in Manchester

A few snaps of last night’s unveiling of the #imapiece jigsaw piece project – set up by the Craftivist Collective to raise awareness of world hunger.

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You’re invited: #imapiece jigsaw installation unveiling

The #imapiece project is coming to a head and the unveiling of the jigsaw piece installation is due to take place on March 1st in Manchester. You need to be there and be a part of this inspiring campaign to tackle world hunger through the medium of craft.

#imapiece comes to Manchester!

The Craftivist Collective finally has a chapter in Manchester and it’s galvanised the crafting community up north, which is now embroiled in making jigsaw pieces as part of the #imapiece campaign to tackle world hunger.

Tuesday’s Points of Pinterest: Upcycling away

Reduce, reuse, recycle with some of these great ideas from the wonder that is Pinterest.

The Art of Knitting: Manchester’s Close Knit festival

Manchester’s Close Knit festival continued over the weekend, with a workshop at the Whitworth Art Gallery looking into knitting as an art form rather than ‘merely’ a craft.

Hello sailor! The best crafty tattoos around

Cop an eyeful of these crafty sew-and-sews as they get their tatts out to show off just how much they love to pick up a needle and thread. Here’s to arts and crafts – a pursuit that runs more than just skin deep.

Knitting Knows Best

Who’d have thought that knitting could be so good for the health? Dr Carol Cheal of the Helen Bamber Foundation, that’s who! Here, she reveals how she’s been using needlework to help sufferers of human rights violations.

Burn, baby, burn

This January, the Manchester Artists’ Bonfire is back for a second year but it’s not all s’mores and toasted marshmallows. Prepare to embrace change in 2012 with Castlefield Gallery and Islington Mill.

Yay! Christmas presents!

Woooooo! Christmas comes but once a year and FINALLY it’s 2011’s turn to get a little festive and for everyone to be lovely happy bunnies, giving big bundles of presents and getting armfuls of them in return. BUT it’s not all shits and giggles and, for some, Christmas sucks the big one, so why don’t you just get your friends and family thinking this year with some inspirational pressies from The Craftivist Collective.

Kit-making with The Craftivist Collective

Sarah Corbett and The Craftivist Collective are making kits for Fine Cell Work in December, a charity that uses needlework to help rehabilitate prisoners. Head to London to lend a hand.