16 6 / 2013
CRAFTIVISM THE GATHERING
And lots more info about this show here: http://www.coralshort.com/craftivism-the-gathering/
Hello friends! If you are in New York the weekend of July 12th, come check out my installation at Craftivism! This show will feature works of some amazing artists from 10 cities across North America. Here is the Facebook event link for more information.
12 6 / 2013
Permalink 9 notes
03 1 / 2013
600 Monsters For Connecticut
via Huffington Post:
Using the popular knitting site, Ravelry, they started the group “600 Monsters Strong For Connecticut” dedicated to making stuffed animals to send to every student at the school, according to the group’s Facebook page.
So far the group has just more than 1,100 members [now 2,233], and many have been posting photos of their monster creations on one of the group’s threads. There are a set of guidelines the knitters must follow when it comes to stitch pattern and materials used — but there’s no limit to the level of creativity.
“This is Francis,” Ravelry user myriadflowers posted on a thread showing a picture of her monster that is grey with hints of turquoise. “I picked the name Francis because it’s my dad’s middle name, and this set of muted colours reminds me of him and the sense of assurance and strength he has always given me.”
From the 600 Monsters Strong Facebook Group:
One of the reasons we’re happy to see them arrive is that we’re starting our work with other organizations to help out kids affected by gun violence. I’m sure you all saw the sad story of the firefighters shot in Rochester, NY recently. At least one of them had small children. We’re in the process of getting some contact information for the families so we can coordinate a monster delivery to those kids. Having monsters on hand will make that so much easier and faster! It means our work can really begin, and the reason for that is because you all hav been so incredibly generous in your monster making. We never dreamed we’d be able to help more than just the kids in Newtown.
We are still on call for Newtown, though, so please don’t think we’re collecting these monsters under that guise, then passing them on to other people. The town is still recovering from the media circus, the funerals and probably dealing with a very, very hard holiday. Our contacts there are still sending positive messages, but we are respecting their privacy, as we will do for ALL the families we work with. We’re hoping to get in touch and start coordinating the delivery process after the new year.
Thank you all so, so much for helping us out, and for helping these kids. Know that every monster you send will go to a good home and help a child know there are good people out there.
Permalink 4 notes
03 1 / 2013
Permalink 15 notes
17 9 / 2012
Permalink 6 notes
16 4 / 2012
Permalink 102 notes
11 4 / 2012
Permalink 533 notes
06 4 / 2012
Research Survey - Update
The research survey is now closed. Thank you to everyone who participated! And thank you to all of the Tumblr folks who reblogged and Twitter users who retweeted! You helped me surpass my goal of 100 participants. I hope to post the results soon. You can still go to this link if you want to comment about your thoughts on the survey.
03 4 / 2012
Research Survey - Please Participate!
Do you consider yourself a crafter? For one of my classes I had to design an online survey. This research survey will also help my master’s thesis research. If you consider yourself a crafter please participate! Thank you for your help! (AND it’s only 10 questions.)
Permalink 18 notes
31 3 / 2012
Knitting Rebellion - Syria
Permalink 23 notes