Hope you’ve all been as inspired as I am with all the Free Tibet action going on around the world. I was stoked to read today that Wangari Maathai, a Green Party woman who was the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize has pulled out of the rally on humanitarian grounds.
Not all of us live on the relay route so we can’t all be involved in the symbolic actions to halt the flame. But that doesn’t mean we can’t do our own thing. So I was pondering about what cross stitch I could do and I though ‘why not get lots of people to do some?’
I’m laying down the challenge to all members of the Radical Cross Stitch Posse to design and stitch your own Free Tibet cross stitch.
There’ll be prizes! First prize is a Radical Cross Stitch kit of your choice (there’ll be more to choose from soon). Other prizes will be available too as I work them out. And every entrant will get a copy of Hoop-La Issue 2 (on it’s way!) sent to them. Plus all of the finished stitches will be proudly displayed on the Radical Cross Stitch site.
I’ll be stitching a design too (when I figure out what it is…) and will post progress reports. Obviously I’m not eligible for prizes
Inspired? If you need some ideas to kick start your creative brain, try reading the DiY page for tips
The deadline is the end of June. To enter simply add your finished pic to the Radical Cross Stitch Posse group on Facebook, publish photos on your website linking back to this site, or email pics straight to me. The rules are very loose. You can make whatever you want, as long as it has some cross stitch in it. And you absolutely get bonus points for public art.
I’m dedicating this competition to the memory of Gaye Dyson who is the most inspiring crafty activist I have ever know. Gaye taught me how to screen print and taught me what living was all about. The Free Tibet campaign was a central campaign in Gaye’s life and I reckon she would’ve been the first to enter!