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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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Tangled Yarns: Fashion Conscious

January 10, 20150

Earlier I, aka Poesie Grenadine, explained that, through Tangled Yarns, Alke Schmidt reminds us of the obscure and murky chain of supply in the textile industry. But it was ever thus; Tangled Yarns explores the (dirty)…

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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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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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Year in Review

Year in Review

December 31, 20131

We’ve had a lot of changes this year… new space at 131, lots of new faces, new classes, new events, new connections… Our constantly expanding Stitch & Craft Library is…

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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 Significant Seams Pillow Project

The Significant Seams Pillow Project

August 8, 20130

What do you wish for our community? Have you spotted any of the pillow installations around the Wood St. neighbourhood? They've been popping up all over the place in the…

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A spoonful of Craft makes the Activism go down….

October 11, 20121

As you may already know, Significant Seams is founded on the combination of health and social benefits that come from stitch and related craft. We want to share this story…

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GROW with the OXFAM & Craftivist Collective Inspired Tomato Jam Campiagn

GROW with the OXFAM & Craftivist Collective Inspired Tomato Jam Campiagn

September 17, 20120

There’s more than enough food for everyone but a billion of us don’t have enough to eat. That means one in seven of us goes to bed hungry, every night,…

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Significant Seams Tomato Jam Launch Stitch-in

Significant Seams Tomato Jam Launch Stitch-in

September 17, 20120

    THURSDAY, 13 SEPTEMBER 2012 Jammin’ Just got back from Significant Seams’ first “Awesomestow” Christine’s Tomato Jam Stitch-Inwith Oxfam and the Craftivist Collective. It was, if not a roaring, then…

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