Non-Crocheters, Welcome, and thank you for visiting! Read on for your instructions.
I created “The Blanket Statement: My Race is Human.” a craftivism art installation, as a response to the resurgence and normalization of racist speech, acts, and violence in this country. It stands as an assertion to all bigots that they are few and those who embrace diversity, equality, and inclusion are many. Each square represents a person willing to stand in community with fellow humans of every type and stripe in demonstration, choosing Love over Hate. Previously only those willing to crochet a square could participate. Now you can too!
Please click here to read the original project post for more details about this project.
Full to bursting like Santa’s sack, a large envelope, soft and puffy, blocked out the light in the overflow mailbox. Gasp! It held 49–FORTY-NINE–squares! There was no note. But there was a return address. Each square is supposed to represent an individual… I wrote to C. in Collegeville PA and asked if she could email me initials to go with 48 of the squares. A tall order to be sure. I never heard anything back. Heck, I don’t have 48 friends I could attach to this project without lots of social media and phone calls. What to do? Wait… I do have friends on social media who don’t crochet but might want to participate, and Crocheters, so do you! Wait again! In the midst of writing this post C’s daughter S. emailed me and provided names for 8 of the squares–Hooray!–but still 40 left to claim! So here’s all you do:
- Pick out your favorite square from the picture list below.
- Leave a comment with the square number, along with your first initial, city and state/province, and country if not in the US.
- Don’t forget city and state! Or country!
- Be very pleased with your craftivism by proxy.
- Please re-post to spread the word. (but you don’t have to)
The squares are grouped by border color. Scroll down this page to see all five groups and 46 squares in all with 40 still open. The squares will be captioned as each is adopted. Go get ’em!
I hope those who have actually done the work of crocheting a square will not be insulted by this solution. Ultimately, I mean, just look at the squares! Such beautiful work! Such colors! I could hardly send them back, or away, and say ‘no thank you’. Instead, thank you, C. in Collegeville PA for providing this participation opportunity!
Now, that was fun!
Please click here for the original project post and instructions.
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