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You are So Very Beautiful * 2016

You are So Very Beautiful * 2016

January 19, 20161

In Baltimore, USA, Betsy Greer, the author of the book Craftivism has initiated a project ‘You are So Very Beautiful’, where people are being invited to create positive affirmations to…

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Teenager Freya Pigott’s take on the Changing Roles of Women

Teenager Freya Pigott’s take on the Changing Roles of Women

February 14, 20150

Teenager Freya Pigott has gravitated towards politics following a school art project – it led her to reflect on the role of women today. The completed artwork exhibited at the “Art…

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The Winter Garden of Aspirations

The Winter Garden of Aspirations

November 7, 20140

Snowflakes are one of nature’s most fragile things, but look what they do when they stick together. Verna M. Kelly Poetically, winter evokes endings, finality, sadness, loneliness, and isolation. However,…

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Tangled Yarns: Alke Schmidt at the William Morris Gallery (Part 1)

Tangled Yarns: Alke Schmidt at the William Morris Gallery (Part 1)

November 5, 20140

  The William Morris Gallery is very canny at showing contemporary artists whose output would have been looked upon most favourably by Morris himself. None more so than the latest exhibition by Alke…

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Empowering Women

Empowering Women

October 25, 20140

One of Significant Seam’s key projects ‘Sew and Tell ESL’, helps isolated women with low literacy in any language to improve their English in a supportive and creative environment. This…

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Craftivism: An Interview with Betsy Greer

Craftivism: An Interview with Betsy Greer

October 10, 20140

This week I had the pleasure of interviewing the Amazing Betsy Greer. Betsy, is the mastermind behind the book Craftivism and was  also the person who coined the term Craftivism.…

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In the looup: Lupus Awareness Month at Significant Seams

In the looup: Lupus Awareness Month at Significant Seams

October 1, 20140

It is no secret that I, as well as many other members of our community are extremely passionate about Significant Seams! For me, my time here tells a story of…

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Blushing! We’ve been called out by BuzzFeed…

Blushing! We’ve been called out by BuzzFeed…

April 26, 20140

The “Cat” is out of the bag so to speak…. Catherine, Significant Seams’s founder, has contributed a chapter about Significant Seams  work to a forthcoming book on “Craftivism.” Last week,…

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Interview with The Craftivist Collective’s Sarah Corbett

Interview with The Craftivist Collective’s Sarah Corbett

November 26, 20130

Last week Catherine shared some reflections  and her recent learnings about homelessness, especially in Waltham Forest, inspired by Debs’ proposal to lead a Big Knitathon for the Big Issue Foundation.…

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The Softer Side of Regeneration

The Softer Side of Regeneration

June 21, 20130

            Throughout winter and spring 2012/13, we worked with community groups, residents, and crafters from a wide cross section of our area thinking about what…

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