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It goes without saying that I would be thankful for people to promote the blog, and also the project!

You can support me and the project by buying from my etsy

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facebook and twitter updated on the blog.

Note - the twitter is the artist/ researchers twitter and contains everything from auspol related rants too the project.

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What is Craftivism?

This project explicitly employs craftivist methods, but you may be wondering… what is this newfangled term??? Not knowing it does not mean you are a luddite - rather that you sit with the majority of the people.

Craftivism a term popularised by Betsy Greer,  is the marriage of craft and activism. Practitioners often use crafts tradtionally associated with femininity for social change. It uses elements of participatory art which fosters inclusivity in order to provide a platform for collective narrative within a community.

This is a pretty simple explanation, Sometimes it is best to look at the projects out there.

Resources:

http://www.craftivism.com/

http://craftivist-collective.com/

https://uwo.academia.edu/KirstyRobertson

Practitioners

http://www.marianneart.dk/

Sarah Corbett

Betsy Greer

Kirsty Robertson

(just to name a few) xx

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Some changes coming to the blog to reflect the new project.

I will begin collecting patches in august hopefully so stay tuned. until then… I will be making over the site. posting will become slightly more frequent..

PhD Confirmed. excellent

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Holy Dickens! there are so many of you here! I honestly thought I would check back in and there would be 5 people!!!.

Couple of quick points of interest. Version 2.0 is coming. Hard details will be out in May. I am just beginning my PhD journey, and have a swag of literature to wade through.

The Videos WILL go back up on YouTube as soon as I have 2 minutes to upload them from an external source and onto the new YouTube account. 

Panels for this quilt will be bigger, giving you more room to work with, and I aim to partner up with some great organisations and recovery focused groups.

There will be a brisbane based sewing group this time to help put it together. And there will also be another participatory project.

The blog will get a makeover. If any of you out there are HTML literate and have some spare time, maybe we can talk! 

OK, that is largely it for now. I will continue to check in, but plan to spend the next couple of months with my nose in journals and books trying to organise information. Much love. 

Spread the Word, also there is the facebook! xx Jess

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Big Things are coming. Are there any followers left??? More information soon!

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