The Garden Party: Craftivists Garden #wellMAKING

Craftivists Garden #wellMAKING
Tuesday 27 January 2015 12.00 to 21.00
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  • 12.00 - 17.00: Stitch-in workshops and discussion including afternoon tea at 15.00
  • 17.30 - 21.00: Drinks and speakers: including Sarah Corbett, Craftivist Collective, Jayne Howard, Arts for Health Cornwall, John McMahon, Crafts Council, Daniel Carpenter, Voluntary Arts England, George McKay, the Arts and Humanities Research Council and Dr Fiona Hackney, Falmouth University

Taking the flower garden as a metaphor for flourishing, the activist project Craftivists Garden has been raising consciousness about crafts and health. Hundreds of crafters from across the UK and Ireland have participated, making flowers and sharing thoughts about crafting for wellbeing through project stitch-ins, blogs, the project app, and on Twitter via #wellMAKING.

The Garden Party is an opportunity to view over 400 beautiful flowers hand-made by participants and read their thoughts and reflections. You are invited for afternoon tea while taking part in live stitch-ins run by project facilitators, and/or evening drinks and discussion with invited speakers.

Craftivists Garden is a project that moves beyond any simple conception of therapeutic craft to explore how making can operate as a tool for critical thinking and help us grapple with the big issues that affect our lives, so there is plenty to talk about!

All attendees will receive a free copy of the Craftivists Garden booklet, which gives you all the information you need to run your own #wellMAKING event.


Please sign up for the day session (12.00-17.00) at:

Please sign up for the evening session (17.30-21.00) at:

We look forward to seeing you at the Craftivists Garden Party.