Category Archives: Craftivism

Ninja Styles

Graffiti Ninja Handbag in action!

No ninja girl can be complete without a handbag!

This bag is perfectly sized for your textas for making art, camera to take photos of it and phone to text ya crew where to find your mad art. Or just put something heavy in it…

The bag is denim with an original hand embroidered design. The bag was rescued from impending landfill doom.

In store now!

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Landed Gentry

I am an anarchist

My partner is a georgist

We bought land

IRONY!

Landed Gentry

We acknowledge that we live, eat, play, dance and sing on Aboriginal land. (Up Yours John Howard)

Spread the [Love] Money

 

 

This is Maria

Maria is 21 years old and single. She lives with her mother and she works in the production of tablecloths, napkins and other embroidered products. She and her mother don’t have their own shop, so they sell their crafts to wholesalers who in turn sell to the Santo Domingo artisan’s market. She also sells special orders to people in the community.

I just loaned Maria $25.

With this loan, she hopes to buy more thread and fabric to increase production and sell in a small shop that is frequented by tourists.

This is called Mutual Aid.  Not Colonial Aid.  Not Corrupt Government Aid.  Not Celebrity Ego Enhancing Aid.  Rather, Actual Aid.

And when this loan is repaid.  I’ll find another Maria.

The money I loaned Maria was from the profits I made from selling my own embroidery.  And that’s about 95% of my profits so far.  So hopefully some of you out there with a slightly higher income can lend some money too.

Viva La Craftivista!

Check this cute pillow I found at the Craftster forums. Showed it to my mate who’s a budding embroidering vegan and she almost lost it!

Yeah so I’m busy making the next project but dare say it will take a few weeks.  It’s a big design and I’m using 18 count fabric so it’s pretty detailed thus time consuming.  But you’ll all get so excited when you see it!

Virtual Cross Stitch

OK this is like the ultimate cyber action!!!  Virtual community cross stitch to save the planet!!  (almost)

Seriously this is the second most amazing website I have seen in my whole life. (And I am a real nerd.  I have seen THOUSANDS).

GO AND PLAY NOW!!!! 

Extreme Craft Pt2

All the photos from the Extreme Craft Exhibition in Lithuania can now be seen here. Including these groovy shots of Red Emma.

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Yeah, what the knitting said!

So I definitely like crafts with a message, especially stuff that’s way out in public. So totally rate this new stuff:

Firstly mad props to home made tshirt for these very cute gloves

And a new knitter in the same vein as Knitta, Masquerade in Stockholm is knitting up the mad shit. I like this one especially, but I’m just a bit soppy.

As for me, my new project is an eco warrior Hello Kitty tshirt.  Stay tuned…