Craftivism

Hello, crafters!

I want to preface this post by saying that we here at Two Hearts Crochet have absolutely no intention of alienating our readers by posting political or otherwise “controversial” things.

That being said, pretty much everything is controversial these days.

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Now, for the post.

Craftivism. For those of you who don’t know what it is, you’re encouraged to check out this pretty neat website about the subject. Basically, crafitivism is the practice of using crafts to voice opinions usually regarding social or political causes. Thus far, 2017 has seen a surge of activism across the United States, and many people are turning to their crafts as an outlet for their opinions and emotions.

Personally, we think that people using their crafts to extend their personal voices is a truly wonderful thing. What better way to use your crafty talents! And as a bonus, it’s pretty neat to see crafts like knitting and crochet moving into the public eye, don’t you think?

If you’re a budding craftivist like myself, that’s great! I’m hoping to put together a selection of patterns to soothe your hookin’ hands. The first of these patterns is now available at the link below. As more patterns are created, they will be shared on this page.

Craftivist Uterus Amigurumi

There’s no other way to really put this: this is a pattern for a crocheted uterus, because #craftivism matters. You can make this uterus with or without a face, with or without a smile–whatever your preference! Materials Size F/3.75mm crochet hook 6mm safety eyes, black Embroidery floss, red Embroidery floss or crochet thread, black Yarn … Continue reading Craftivist Uterus Amigurumi

STEMinism Dolls

Say it with me: empowered women empower women. So, how can we empower young women and girls? How can we empower our sisters and daughters, our friends and our neighbors? I think that getting women to believe they can do anything is to start young. One way to do this is to ensure that kids … Continue reading STEMinism Dolls

Mini Activist Protest Signs

Happy International Women’s Day! There are lots of ways you can participate, and I encourage everyone to check out the International Women’s Day website. Their message to us all: For International Women’s Day 2017, we’re asking you to #BeBoldForChange. Call on the masses or call on yourself to help forge a better working world- a … Continue reading Mini Activist Protest Signs