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!!!

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! 

A range of photographs for you from yesterday! There is our new addition 3rd panel and some bags made within workshops! 

Thank you to everyone who came along yesterday and got involved! I know a few are still working on theirs and I look forward to seeing them!

Huge thanks again to Packhorse Gallery for being brilliant hosts! The project will remain on exhibition until the end of the month, and there is something in the works to get a handful exhibited somewhere new…TBC!

Today, thanks to the help of two lovely WI ladies, I managed to get my mitts on a hard copy of Woman’s World!  It looks so exciting in the flesh!  Massive thanks again to Rin Hamburg for including the project in her article about Craftivism, and to Hayley and her friend for helping me get a copy!

Of course, you all can still see a digital version here - pages 82-86!

Whilst setting up The Blood Bag Projects latest exhibition, I bumped into my old university lecturer - she took a few photographs during the process!  

I also spoke to a lovely elderly lady who loved the project and had been a blood donor in the past!

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

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!

A while back, I got into contact with Rin, a freelance journalist. She has written a piece for Womans World, the WI’s magazine, about Craftivism! And we’re in there!! Skip through this digital edition to pages 84-86 to read! Thank’s Rin!!!

Here are a few photographs from the current exhibition at Packhorse Gallery in Huddersfield! There are approx. 150 of our 300 bags on display until the 10th march! There is also a free drop-in workshop on Friday 7th march between 1am-2pm!