Disrupting Craftivism: Reducing Harm and Creating Greater Impact Thursday March 11, 2021 at 8pm EST/ 7pm CST/ 5pm PST Hosted by Fuller Craft Museum REGISTER HERE for the Zoom convo! This is the result of hours of, how shall I say, *passionate* convos between Shannon Downey a.k.a. Badass Cross Stitch and I. We are thrilled to finally be taking this first step in expanding the dialogue around craftivism, think critically about how it’s functioning, who it’s benefiting, and most importantly discussing best practices for making real systemic change and cultural impact. Join stellar panelists and activists Omkari Williams , Sarah Trail of Social Justice Sewing Academy , Eric Reyes of You Media Chicago , Diane Ivey of Lady Dye Yarns , and Shannon and I for a dialogue on the current state of affairs within the craftivist movement. Big thanks to the Fuller Craft Museum for hosting this much needed conversation. See y’all there!
You will need: your new journal or planner magazines you don't mind cutting up scissors glue sticks 1 sheet of blank sticker paper (trimmed to 1/2" smaller than your cover) optional: brayer, washi tape, photos + other ephemera Set up your space, put on your favorite music, and tune into your intuition! Start by cutting out and collecting images and words that resonate with you. Inner Alchemy Collage is an embodied practice, so feel it more than think about it. Try to quiet the voice that wants to direct things and make them look or be "right". Simply go with what is calling to you. Follow your muse like a breadcrumb trail. Try not to overanalyze your choices. Once you have a nice pile of things, begin to loosely lay them out on your sticker paper. I do not glue until my entire layout feels complete, this way if I want to move elements around I can. Once you are happy with the arrangement, begin to glue everything down. Be sure you are gluing on the front side of