Craft-a-Patch Giant 'Occupy' Blanket Project

Wellington Craftivism Collective is Creating a giant handmade patchwork blanket to show support and solidarity for the Occupy Movement and in conjunction with Buy Nothing Day.

We invite people from all over the world to submit patches to us by mail, these patches will then be lovingly crafted together to form our united blanket.

We have plans for the blanket to then travel around the world to different Occupy locations where workshops will be held and people invited to add patches to the blanket. Once the blanket returns to Wellington it will be showcased in an exhibition

All patches need to be 20cm x 20cm’s (please leave a 1cm border blank around the edge to give us space to sew them together with out loosing any of your beautiful designs). The patch can be made in any fabric based medium- cross stitch, knitted, crocheted, embroidered, fabric paints, felt… go get creative!

This is your chance to make a statement, use your square to convey how you think the world could be a better place.

Postage address for worldwide patches is 7/b Blucher Ave, Newtown, Wellington, New Zealand.

Please invite your friends to take part!

Love the Wellington Craftivism Collective ♥


  1. This is awesome! Is there a deadline (or optimal end date) for submissions?

  2. Yes! Be great to have you on board! End of submission for patches is the end of Jan 2011 so you have some time yet. We are also looking for people to facilitate and workshop with the blanket in various locations around the world if you or know any one who may be interested? You can email me direct on, feel free to pass this info on too! :)