To help you with your STITCH & RESIST project we have collected a range of helpful tools and resources including cross-stitch patterns, videos, tutorials, and a list of books, articles and papers worth readings.
The use of craft as a strategy for activism, advocacy and active citizenship has a long and rich history that can be traced back in many different countries and cultures around the world. To help you learn more about craftivism, including its fascinating history, we have gathered a selection of resources, videos and recommended readings.
This project has been influenced by the work of many craftivists, but most particularly by Tal Fitzpatrick’s Craftivism: A Manifesto/Methodology which you can download. You can use this fabulous little book, along with the other resources we’ve provided, to think through how to create safe spaces, encourage conversation, listen compassionately, facilitate connections, craft beautiful, powerful pieces, and work together (or alone) to make change.
If you know of a useful resource we should add to this this collection, or if you would like to share your cross-stitch pattern with us, we would love to hear from you! You can contact us here.
Need to give your fingers a break? Relax and delve into the black hole of craft on You Tube.
Want to learn more about craftivism? Browse these links for more information.
Want some inspiration? Check out our growing collection of cross stitch patterns.
You are welcome to download and use the following images to announce/share your involvement in the project.