Craftivism: come make a mini protest banner

Betty Ford Blommers bannerCraft and protest have been long linked. From the beautifully embroidered suffragette and trade union banners, to the provocative Craftivist Collective. And it’s something that women have always been at the centre of.

On Saturday 2nd April we’ll be at The Mill in Walthamstow getting people to make a mini protest banner, inspired by the stories of women activists we’ve collected so far. The banners will be hung at the site of activism, like an alternative blue plaque, while others will be used in our exhibition this summer.

We’ll be using a fairly simple design, so that people of all ages and experiences can join in. We’d particularly welcome young people – boys and girls – so they can learn about the history, and understand where some of their rights and privileges have come from.

We also hope people will come along with stories of their own. We know there are so many incredible women doing amazing work out there. We want to shine a light on as many of them as possible.

Places are free, but limited. For more information, and to book a place, visit our Eventbrite page.