A moving documentary. I think both Fine Cell Work and the Craftivist Collective have taken a very positive approach to some big issues we all need to learn to deal with, and you show how anybody can get involved in this. I loved seeing the parallels between the prisoners and craftivists as it shows that regardless of where we are, we all worry about the same things and we are all humans. Keep it up!
Yes, I agree – a great comment tomofholland. I also really liked how Sarah and Neil talked about how stitching had a calming influence on them and helped them to deal with stress. Sarah’s comment about the slow pace of stitching and how this encourages reflection was also very powerful.
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LOVE this video! What I like most about it, is that really, any of us who are involved in ANY for of the decorative arts can do the same. Just small random gestures to provoke thought. This is so inspiring!!! Thank you!
Wow!! Thanks for sharing this great video. I’m a stitcher myself and I agree that crafting is so relaxing and allows you to lose yourself for a while. I’ve heard of Fine Cell work before and I’d love to be involved in volunteering in this area, and the Craftivists are so inspirational. Keep going everyone. x
Interesting that some other activists were critical……..like it’s only activism if it’s ‘their’ brand of activism…..are great film really enjoyed it.
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A really enjoyable short film. I love the small, relatively quick stitched messages and how they’re used, and it’s interesting to see them portrayed along with the tapestry cushions that clearly take hours & hours to make. The Fine Cell work isn’t political when you first look at it as there’s no overt message, but it’s the making of them that’s the fascinating part – who stitches them & why. I wish all prisoners had access to needlework and other crafts. As for the small stitched cross stitch pieces, I’m already mulling over what slogans I’d like to see posted around my neighbourhood … :-) Best wishes Valerie
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