Monday, 19 November 2012

I'm a piece - are you?

I've made a piece for the #imapiece jisaw.  It's going to be a piece in a big artwork for Save the Children's Race Against Hunger Campaign.  I made two stamps of babies looking sad and crying, by carving into an old rubber.  I found a pale blue/green fat quarter in my stash, mixed up some fabric paint, and printed my babies onto the fabric.  I ironed the piece to fix it, and started embroidering.

 I chose to focus on the fact that 2.3 million children die each year becasue they don't get enough of the right sort of food.  This was the most depressing thing I've ever embroidered - and that's as it should be.  It's outrageous that children are still dying of hunger and malnutrition in the 21st century.

But I'm not stopping there.  I'm going to make another piece stitched with the words "I'm a piece" to give to my MP, and a piece for myself as a reminder to be part of the solution.  Want to join in?  You can find more info and templates to download here.

5 comments:

  1. You have inspired me to make one, too! It looks fabulous!

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  2. Thanks olisa! I would say happy stitchin', but somehow that doesn't sound appropriate for the subject...

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  3. ok, help me out in my dimmness - i've been to the site but can't see where to download a template/instructions from...?
    xxf

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