Keep Calm and Carry Them - Baby Wrapping Stencil

A crafty mum has made this awesome stencil to promote baby wrapping,

 "The truth is that the average Western infant between three weeks and three months of age is carried a little more than two and a half hours a day. We end up carrying the baby to the car in a container, through the store in a container, to eat lunch in a container, back to the car in a container. Sometimes from there to the swing that we can click [the container] right into without touching the baby so we can make dinner, into the bouncy seat while we eat, and soon to sleep in the crib. The West has diverged from eons of child rearing and has gotten to the point so that objects are defining our baby's existence more than our bodies".
http://www.boba.com/research/strollers-baby-carriers-and-infant-stress/










Resist the TPPA

MARCH 29 – 
NATIONWIDE DAY OF ACTION AGAINST THE TPPA!!!

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA)

Huge Impact on Kiwis
Our government is negotiating an international agreement that could have a huge effect on the lives of ordinary kiwis. It’s called the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), and it involves eleven Asian and Pacific-rim countries, including the United States. If it goes ahead, we risk damage to our innovative economy, our pristine environment, our health, and the ability to shape our own future.
New craftivist member Lullaby Black and her dog Jake have made these wonderful banners for tomorrows protest, we want to make a call out for other such protest banners to be made to put on our city, town and village streets.











Final piece.
Props to Lullaby getting the band to put up the blanket.
Protesting at the Market
Go Lullaby!

Air NZ is Sexist




This is a CRAFTIVIST event in protest of the new Air NZ safety video that features swim suit clad woman insexualised poses. This video is a total objectification of woman, and is making woman passengers feel very uncomfortable, creating an unsafe environment for female staff and perpetuating a culture, that views woman as sexual objects for their pleasure. Also, this video has made passengers of Pacific Island and Maori culture upset due to the cultural appropriation.

In 2014 we would hope for better behaviour from a corporation that has been underwritten by NZ tax payers. This is not only ethically abhorrent but also incredibly bad for business as more and more woman are now refusing to fly with Air NZ.

For more information read this article, http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/australiaandthepacific/newzealand/10623518/Air-New-Zealands-Sports-Illustrated-safety-video-sparks-sexism-row.html

In response we want to make paper planes to tie to fences and in radical shops, community groups windows, to conveying our rage. Please email us if you wish to participate and make some planes to send to up or drop planes off at Matchbox Gallery, 166 Cuba Street.


The first installation has been at The Freedom Shop, Newtown, Wellington.  



The paper planes not only have slogans but also comments from woman passengers, about how this safety video made them feel.








All I want for Valentine's is No more Rape!

In response the sort fall in funding to Wellington Rape Crisis last year and the Roastbusters' case,  we decided to express our rage at the Rape Culture that is insipid in our society, that harms high numbers of woman (cis and trans) every single day, and also, most importantly to send a message of support and love to rape survivors.




Valentine's is meant to be a celebration of love, however like other holiday festivals this sees the incident of rape rise.


Remember consent is not just about your partner saying yes,or bullying them till they do.  Consent it's an ongoing process when engaging with others sexually.  So remember to: ASK, LISTEN AND RESPECT your partners this Valentine's Day and everyday.

Free Pussy Riot Protest Fence

Pussy Riot Global Day of Action


In solitary with Melbourne Craftivists (http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/booksandartsdaily/pussy-riot/4185712), we decorated fences to protest the imprisonment of the Russian punk feminist band Pussy Riot.  This was part on  a Global Day of Solidarity, August 17th 2012, where countries saw protest, in Paris, Sweden, Germany, Poland, France, China, to name but a few.


Why are we protesting


Pussy Riot were imprisoned and not given a trial for 5 months, for singing a Punk Prayer in a Church.  They did this to protest the collusion of the Russian president Putin, with the church.



Finished Free Pussy Riot Fence

Making our protest bunting at 128 Social Activist Centre
Dolls ready to protest with their cross stitch banner.
Yah we have finished!
Free Pussy Riot
Putting up the dolls
Pussy Riot Dolls

Furry balaclava or is she a member of La Barbe?

Miss Piggy showing solidarity
This woman has chained herself to the fence ;).
Swinging for the revolution
Small people can have big voices!














Mini Blanket # 2 Arrives in Barcelona!


Hola Barcelona!
If you are in Barcelona, or know anyone one here who would like to help to co-ordinate a workshop then get it touch now!!