Craftivist Collective – this is a place I would love you to visit… Why not wander over there now and browse…. and you will soon find yourself looking at the imapiece project

Craftivism is close to my heart – stitching inspired by political and social motivation – having a voice, developing discussions, engaging people in issues through the making process. Joelimapiece
This is Bath Save the Children Shop Window last night. I work here – volunteer – quite alot actually..! It is developing into a wonderful community – yesterdays family vibe was fun, creative, andĀ  laughter filled the shop – a special place to be. At Save the Children The IF Campaign is central to 2013’s work. And so – imapiece is something we are actively supporting.. By the way, the transfer of my photos from my phone has caused a bit of blurriness – but that is a bit like my life so there we are!


Alison Harper and I made anĀ imapiece ‘kit’

Alison volunteers at STC too!



susibancroftSTCOooh – a little diversion… I did a lino cut of the Save the Children logo and look at these drying – which are now strung in a long line across the shop window – a mix of concepts from bunting and prayer flags – I tried to give these a fragility, a movement, a connection – something deeper and universal – so yes, my loose threads are there as ever!

Back to the jigsaw..



Making session at The Bell, Walcot Street









A finished piece…







Chapel Arts Cafe making session






I made this on on a train from Dorset to Bath..

Amazing what a journey can offer!



So – we will keep going – working, talking, making – being a part of something which is positively, actively, energetically and creatively making a difference….