Since I picked up a pair of knitting needles in 2005 I’ve been using my crafty kung fu for all kinds of good causes. I’ve pulled my ‘wanna be stitching superhero’ hat firmly down on my head and tried my best to change the world for the better. And I am about to step forward and speak up in a big way as a proud part of an exciting new venture in world-changing: The Craftivist Jigsaw Project. You’re coming with me!
We want each of you crafty critters to help us make a giant jigsaw, adding your voice to all of ours and asking for a better world for people who don’t have as grand a start as we do.
Your jigsaw piece will form an art installation handmade by hopefully hundreds of you, which we’ll use to persuade the people making all those giant world decisions that this is something we care about.
Want to know more? Wrap your brain around the blog posts below and follow the whole stitched story:
How to be a Handmade Hero: Part 6 – Cooking, kittens, fair trade fun and escape to Jakarta
How to be a Handmade Hero: Part Six – cooking, kittens, fair trade fun and escape to Jakarta. Featuring Come Dine with Me revamped for Indonesia, a small ginger kitten, how buying fair trade can save the world, a mad dash into Jakarta for lovely, lovely fabric, shells wearing googly eyes, and a final goodbye.
How to be a Handmade Hero: Part 5 – Early mornings, markets and cat poo coffee
Part five of my video diary of the trip. How to be a Handmade Hero: Part Five – Early mornings, markets and cat poo coffee.
Featuring some very tired people, one of the most impressive markets ever, a conversation with a street dog, and coffee made from cat poo. Yes really.
How to be a Handmade Hero: Part 4 – Babies, Bieber, Lollipops and lovely crafters
Part four of my video diary of the trip to Indonesia with Save the Children. How to be a Handmade Hero: Part Four – Babies, Bieber, lollipops and lovely crafters.
Featuring even more cute kiddies, a vague reference to Justin Bieber that I am putting in to get traffic, lollipops and a load of lovely craft folks. I also chuck in a short lesson on how to speak Indonesian. Kind of.
How to be a handmade hero: Part 3.1 – Kids, goats, bad jokes and home gardens
As part of the #imapiece Craftivist Jigsaw Project I was sent to Indonesia, on a mission to show the work they are doing to fight hunger, and how our voices calling for aid here can make a big difference over there.
Here’s How to be a Handmade Hero: Part Three – Kids, goats, bad jokes and home gardens. Warning: may feature impassive goats.
How to be a Handmade Hero Part 3: Goat, chickens and cool schools
It is jawdroppingly lovely here. This means that it’s a bit tough to get my head around how somewhere so utterly gorgeous can have any troubles at all. People are going hungry here? Seriously?
How to be a Handmade Hero Part 2: No sleep till Beneh Meriah
The second thrilling instalment of my Indonesia trip with Save the Children and three Craft Stars for the Craftivist Jigsaw Project. We travel to deepest Bener Meriah, come hell or rather too high water.
Also features more stuff on a bike than you can possibly imagine, more people in a pick-up truck then is healthy, and Hilary ‘Craftblog UK’ Pullen eating weird roadside fruit.
How to be a Handmade Hero: Part 1 – A girl, a mouse, a jigsaw piece and a whole lot of optimism
I put on my Handmade Superhero cape and head off to Indonesia with Save the Children for the Craftivist Jigsaw Project. I’m taking a knitted mouse, a jigsaw piece and a whole load of optimism. My mission is to report back to the craft world and hopefully convince you that us crafty types can make a difference.
Watch my first video and see…
Being a piece of the Craftivist Jigsaw: how craft can help change the world for the better
Can one tiny stitch change the world? Join me and the rest of the craft community in the Craftivist Jigsaw Project, and find out how you can use your crafty kung fu to be a world changer. Go on.