Big Issue Knitathon- Craftivism in Action

Bath knitathon
Nina Davis and Lizzy Ellery – two of the organisers of the Bath Knitathon.

Had a lovely unexpected encounter last saturday at the Big Issue Knitathon, bumping into Nina and Liz (two ex Bath Spa Creative Arts students who I had taught) who were organising the Bath contribution for this amazing event. In an attempt to break the world record for the number of simultaneous knitters, people came together to knit squares for a huge blanket that will be displayed to highlight the work of the Big Issue Foundation and the plight of the homeless. I wrote a paper on Craftivism which was presented at Making Futures II at Dartington Hall last year. You can read it here.

It is also in the Prick Your Finger library.

Nina Davis has a website you can visit, and a blog.

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