The Craftivist Collective is all about crafting to provoke thoughts and change on issues like poverty and human rights. This piece here is by my good friend Josie who has actively been taking part in the Craftivist Collective, and fighting for what is right. To see more about her work and how this got put up in London, so it could make people notice, visit her blog.
The Fashion and Textile Museum in London hosts different exhitibioins of exceptional talent in design with textiles. We had the pleasure of visiting the exhibition of Kaffe Fassett's life work, the day before it ended. It was such a wonderful exhibition of quilts, vases, knit wear, tapestry and embroidery.
East London has the most amazing wall and street art you've ever seen! The people who do these, whoever they may be, are truly talented. It's just such a nice place to walk around because there's so many awesome things to look at. I visited a few vintage shops and went to the Old Spitalfields Market, which had some really awesome stuff to buy!
I recently went to The British Library and I was genuinely amazed by all of it. Why have I never been there before!? I went to visit a friend but also to catch a Propaganda exhibition because I've been obsessed with poster art and propaganda since I was at school. When I stepped onto the outside area, I was amazed because it just had a really cool feel to it, like a university campus of a cool, on trend university! Then I walked inside, it was so big and spacious and I loved it!
I'm excited to read it, and I will probably leave it in Switzerland for someone else to find!
I need to go again so that I can look around at the books and other stuff. I went into the shop and there were so many books I wanted. I was like "I need all of you!! If I had money right now, you would all be mine!!!" I was getting far too excited.
When I was walking outside with my friend so we could catch up, I noticed a book on one of the seats outside the museum. When I approached it, it said "This book is free to whomever finds it"! I was so happy! I found it and discovered that it was a bookcrossing book that has been released into the wild and was now mine to read and then pass on! bookcrossing is such a good idea and I'm glad that people out there are finding books and sharing them. You should check out the website, and you can also go hunting for books that people have released into the wild. There are little clues to follow until you reach your new book!