The Blood Bag Project

Apr 23

Arsenal Pulp Press: Strange Material - Storytelling through Textiles -

The art of storytelling through textiles, exploring the many ways in which narrative can be expressed through cloth and needle.

Strange Material explores the relationship between handmade textiles and storytelling. Through text, the act of weaving a tale or dropping a thread takes on new meaning for those who previously have seen textiles―quilts, blankets, articles of clothing, and more―only as functional objects. This book showcases crafters who take storytelling off the page and into the mediums of batik, stitching, dyeing, fabric painting, knitting, crochet, and weaving, creating objects that bear their messages proudly, from personal memoir and cultural fables to pictorial histories and wearable fictions.

Not only is The Blood Bag Project going to be in Betsy Greer’s new book this year, but it will be in Leanne Prain’s too!

10 People Who Use Crafting For Activism -

We have been featured in this BuzzFeed article on people who use crafting for activism, which looks at Betsy Greers new book (which we are in!)! Yey! Thank you Betsy! Thank you Buzzfeed! 

Apr 10

The Contemporary Craft Festival | 6-8 June 2014 | Mill Marsh Park, Bovey Tracey -

VERY excited to tell you all that The Blood Bag Project have been invited to do a presentation in the Talk Tipi at this years The Contemporary Craft Fair! AND, we are the first of the entire weekend!! Scary but SUPER exciting!!!

Apr 01

A dozen or so textile blood bags will be shown as part of a pop up exhibition in Bedford!

The lovely Mr X Stitch is holding Bedpop Pop Up Shop on Bedford High Street between 28th April - 4th May! 

We will feature alongside local Embroiderers’ Guild groups, assorted individuals from across the internets, as well as pieces from Hanne Bang’s “In a War Someone Has To Die” hankie installation.

VERY EXCITING! 

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Mar 03

Free workshops with The Bloodbag Project -

Thanks Packhorse Gallery for having us! Can’t wait for Friday’s free drop-in workshop (11am-2pm)! :)

Mar 02

Craftivism: The Art of Craft and Activism: Amazon.co.uk: Betsy Greer: Books -

The publishing of Craftivism: The Art of Craft and Activism by the wonderful Betsy Greer is getting closer, and I couldn’t be more excited! This is a book I’d always be excited about, but the fact The Blood Bag Project is in it means I’m about to burst! 
You can now ‘look inside’ on Amazon and get a glimpse of The Blood Bag Project on page 17! What a tease!