Free Pussy Riot Protest Fence

Pussy Riot Global Day of Action

In solitary with Melbourne Craftivists (, 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!!

Transition Heathrow

We stumbled across these wonderful bunch of people and their amazing project, 'Transition Heathrow'.

A Community garden centre that was created from a waste land on the proposed new Heathrow Airport runway Terminal. Visit their blog here

We are delighted to announce that we our Giant Occupy blanket will be visiting them in London for a patch making workshop in June.

Mini Blanket # 2 begins its Australasian Tour

It's very exciting to share with you that the mini blanket #2 has started it's tour of Australasia!

The Blanket is currently display in the window of the Animal Op Shop (next to the Freedom Shop) in Newtown, Wellington. 

The blanket will stay here till after the Newtown Street Festival, when it then will spend time being displayed in shop windows around Australia and New Zealand.

Keep up to date with the blankets travels here.

A girl's guide to taking over the world

We are really pleased to share with you a new patch that has been loving crafted for our Giant 'Occupy' Blanket (click for more info here) all the way from London.

The patch is a contribution from the 
'a Girls guide to taking over the world' group. Take a look at some of their inspirational messages on their Facebook page here.

Bake and Donate

As part of our Street Outreach Appeal, the Craftivism Collective and it's trusty team of bakers will be taking it in turns to make yummy baked goods and to donate to rotated local shelter and charities. 

If you are in Wellington and you would like to be a part of this project please let me know which dates you would like to bake and your preferred place to donate, we will then make sure that you get some of our business cards to give away with the cakes, we can also help out with pick up and delivery too if you need.

If you are not in Wellington, but will still like to be involved then why don't you bake for a shelter close to you. Let us know who, where and when and we will include you our our roster, take a photo with your goodies and we will post you on the blog!

for more info and to view our Cupcake Roster click here

Happy Baking!

Stitch N Bitch #2

Back sooner by popular demand!

Bring Vegan nibbles to share, what ever you are working on, some crafty bits and bobs and your inspiration. We have heaps of fabric and wool and things to share. If you you think that you can't sew or knit or whatever- you can, you just haven't learnt yet! Come and make a patch for the Giant 'Occupy' Blanket or get into making some yarn bombing masterpieces!

We will be hitting the town afterwards to make it look pretty! So also bring anything you want to display and things to attach them with.

See you there!

Monday 20th Feb 2012, 5pm-8pm
128 Social Centre, 128 abel Smith St, 
Te Aro, Wellington

Craft Bombing in the City

'Free the Urewera 4' Outside Wellington Supreme Court-
been taken down now
'Love is the Answer' at the evicted Occupy Wellington site-
Taken down after a day
'Be a Conscious Consumer' Outside The Old Bank Shopping Arcade
still there earlier today!

Stitch N Bitch Part One

Lovely Radical Crafty times

Introducing the 2nd 'Mini' blanket

This blanket will take a tour of New Zealand (while the 1st circumferences the globe). The NZ tour will begin in Wellington where the blanket will be displayed in the Freedom Shop window in Newtown, from next week onwards.

We are still looking for contacts and groups in the rest of New Zealand to help with it's tour, if you would like to help or know anyone who could then please get in contact.

Once the blankets return to Wellington we will then Loving stitch it toegther with the other 'Mini' Blankets to make our 'GIANT' Blanket! 

Stitch 'n' Bitch- 1st ever Monthly Meet Up

So we thought that it was about time that we arranged an actual regular meet up, 
so here it is!

Wellington Craftivism Collective will now be meeting on the 1st Monday of every month from 5-8pm (with a view for other meet-ups too).

Bring Vegan nibbles to share, what ever you are working on, some crafty bits and bobs and your inspiration. We have heaps of fabric and wool and things to share. If you you think that you can't sew or knit or whatever- you can, you just haven't learnt yet! Come and make a patch for the Giant 'Occupy' Blanket or get into making some yarn bombing masterpieces!

Everyone very welcome ♥

*Photo borrowed from the lovely Rayna at*

Occupy Your Ears Patch Making

Here are some photos from our Occupy your ears CD launch and Patch making workshop!

An excellent day was had by all and we recruited many new craftivists!
Copies of the Occupy your Ears CD are now available for FREE at Freedom Shop and Baobab, both on Riddiford Newtown.

Check out the Facebook page here or leave your email address below if you would like to buy a copy.

Stay turned for the official night time launch party news!

Blanket Man Limited Edition Prints

We are very pleased to have had 10 original and signed limited edition stencil prints by Carl "NAIS" Nansett, featuring the late Ben Hana (aka Blanket Man)

Blanket Man led quite and extraordinary life and  will be missed by many Wellingtonians and New Zealanders alike following his recent death.

The prints are a mere $50 each and all proceeds will go towards the Wellington Craftivism Collectives new Streets Outreach project... more info on this one coming soon.

Please leave your email address below if you wish to purchase one of the prints.

Kiwiburn festival 'Craft-a-Patch Workshop'

Thanks to all the beautiful people from all over the country, and indeed the world who came and hung out with us and made a patch at Kiwiburn Festival. It was awesome to have such an amazingly positive response and to make global contacts!

Occupy Your Ears CD Pre-Release Party and Patch Making Workshop

We have brought together local New Zealand artist to create a series of compilation CD's to support the Occupation movement.

A patchwork of music that will accompany the Giant 'Occupy' Blanket on it's travels- 

and here

Bring your famliy or just yourself and have a dance to one of the five bands playing including "upper hutt possie" 

We will also be holding a patch making workshop so here is your chance to make your mazing patch contribution!

Everybody welcome hope to see you there! 

2-4.30pm, Sunday 29 January 2012 

Boabab cafe and bar, 152 Riddiford st, Newtown, Wellington, New Zealand