Craftivist Tree of Kindness

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Crafting a Kinder World: The Tree of Kindness
Drop-in craft session for adults and children age 8+; £2.00
Saturday 27 May 11-4pm at the Make It Shop

We devised our Tree of Kindness event to be held on Saturday 27 May back in February when submitting to Chorlton Arts Festival’s programme. It is part of our month-long craftivism exhibition, promoting the practice of crafting as a gentle means of expressing positive messages for change.

People were invited to drop by on Saturday 27 May between 11-4pm to craft an item with a message of kindness. This could either be put on our Kindness Tree, swapped for something else you like, or secretly placed somewhere for someone to find, for example in a park or one a supermarket railing.

Following the devastating events this week in Manchester, it seems especially apt to invite people to join us for some gentle and positive crafting, creating and sharing random acts of kindness.

Use our resources to create a small item – it could be a pompom, a stitched message, a crochet heart, an origami dove, etc. We will have examples of things to make as well as resources to inspire you on the day. We will also have labels to write your messages and zip-lock bags if you want to spread your random acts of kindness outdoors.

You will hopefully take away with you a small craft that comforts and inspires with its positive sentiments, for you to keep or randomly give to a stranger to share your positive message.
We will also be adorning the railings of Chorlton's community garden with many of these random acts of kindness. We have received many hearts, flowers and other shapes, thoughtfully sent in from outside Manchester. 

We will add some of these hashtags to our messages #WeStandTogether    #loveMCR   #chooselove

Do join us at the Make It shop, 488 Wilbraham Road, Chorlton, Manchester M21 9AS

A small £2.00 donation is requested to help cover costs. Suitable for adults and children age of 8.

Here's some examples of items that will be on our Kindness Tree, and perhaps 'craft-bombed' as random acts of kindness. What will you add...?

This event is co-run with Jan Martin, who is generously visiting us from Wales specially today. Do follow Jan's Snail of Happiness blog where she has been sharing her developing projects and inviting her blog followers to get involved.

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