A couple of weeks ago I discovered the IMA piece Craftivist Jigsaw Project which is being organised by Save the Children and the Craftivist Collective
What a fantastic project this is, being organised by some amazing crafty/caring people. I have been in contact with Sarah at the Craftivist Collective and she now has my jigsaw piece which will be part of the installation. You still have time to play your part. You can get the template and then all you need to do is think of appropriate wording to embroider or cross stitch on to your piece.
I found it very hard to compose the right messages. In the end I chose well known phrases to which I then gave a "twist" hoping that when they are seen again perhaps my alternative words will make the reader remember the starving children.
Whilst you are working you are asked to think about why you are doing it and about the children who are dying through lack of food. Did you know that every single hour some 300 children die of hunger? No, me neither. That is an unbelievable number. It isn't as if there isn't enough food to go round, there is. We just aren't getting it right. We need to do better.
I have now completed my piece for my local MP and, as he could possibly be the next Prime Minister of this country, I need to get him to understand why this project is so important and why it should be important to him.
Everything you need to know you can find at the Craftivist Jigsaw Project web page. There isn't a lot of time left as the installation will be unveiled on the 1st March at the People's History Museum in Manchester. Even if you aren't in time to be part of that perhaps you could make one for your local MP and, most importantly, one for yourself.
If you have't time to do any sewing then perhaps you have just a couple of minutes to sign the Save the Children "Race Against Hunger" petition.
I know you lovely craft bloggers will be reaching for your needles and thread before you have even finished reading this post. After all, Imapiece and so are you