Craftivism for COP26

Changing the world one stitch at a time.

whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.‘ Philippians 4:8

Craftivism is for anyone who wants to make beautiful and useful craft with a message — helping us and others to stop and reflect.

Listen to the recent BBC program about it.


The Loving Earth Project

The Loving Earth Project offers a way to help people engage creatively and constructively with ecological breakdown, without being overwhelmed.

All are invited to make a 30x30cm textile square , illustrating something you love that is at risk or an action you are taking. Send them to join our touring exhibition, which will go to Glasgow in the autumn. 


Stitches For Survival

Mass-craftivism to put the Earth centre-stage at COP26

Stitches For Survival is a group of knitters, crocheters, stitchers and crafters from across the UK and beyond with a heart-felt message to the COP26 climate talks to be held in Glasgow 1–12 November 2021.

We are knitting, crocheting, stitching and crafting 1.5 miles of climate messages for the negotiators to urge them to take bold and binding action together. 

The length of the scarf represents the 1.5°C target in the Paris Agreement.


coat of hopes

coat of hopes is a travelling, community created, work of performance craft.

A patchwork garment made of embroidered pieces of blanket, created by a diverse range of people along a 500 mile walk.

Carrying stitched griefs, remembrances, prayers and hopes connected to their local landscape, to the gathering of world decision makers at COP26, in Glasgow.



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Author: Ruth Jarman | Date: 1 June, 2021 | Category: Action Climate Emergency | Comments: 2


Comments on "Craftivism for COP26"

Les Parker:

June 10, 2021

Have you seen this one? ... https://craftivist-collective.com/blog/2021/06/canarycraftivists/

Ruth Jarman:

June 8, 2021

Hi Janet, that's great - do get in touch with one of these groups above.

Janet Lees:

June 2, 2021

I make quilts and many have ecological themes.I'd be happy to send some.


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